Jackson County, OK (June 8, 2019) – A crash which is believed to have involved only one vehicle on Friday night, June 7, tragically resulted in the death of a 12-year-old boy. The accident, which also left several others injured, was reported to have taken place on East County Road 166 in southwest Oklahoma at approximately 10:45 p.m.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the crash occurred about two miles south of Altus and involved five minors between the ages of 12 and 17, as well as an 18-year-old driver. Following the crash which happened for unspecified reasons, emergency medical crews and police promptly arrived at the scene.
Police stated that a 12-year-old boy was sadly pronounced deceased after being transported to Comanche County Hospital. The driver of the vehicle and a 17-year-old passenger were taken to the hospital where they were treated and released. Furthermore, two girls, ages 12 and 13, as well as a 14-year-old boy were hospitalized in critical condition.
The cause of this accident is under investigation as no further details have been released.
At this time, we extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the deceased child as we maintain hope for the well-being of the injured parties involved.
Car Accidents in Oklahoma
While hundreds of people die in Oklahoma car accidents every year, there is nothing as devastating as the sudden loss of a child. Our hearts break for the families who are undoubtedly devastated at this time, and while it might come as little compensation, it is important to understand that you may likely have rights as the bereaved family.
It is essential to know that a case for wrongful death in Oklahoma can likely be made in the event that the passing of a loved one was not the fault of the victim. Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by a negligent party or other entity such as a manufacturer, and consulting experienced representation can often ease the tremendous burdens that complicate the path toward recompense.
As members of the community, our devoted accident attorneys at McIntyre Law are here for you to answer any questions you may have at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (405) 917-5250 today for more information.
Note: While writing these posts, we utilize secondary sources who may not have accurately represented the situation or the conditions of those involved. The accidents have not been independently verified by our team and may contain inaccuracies as a result. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident. If you notice any incorrect information included in our content, please inform us as soon as possible and we will correct it.
Disclaimer: At McIntyre Law, P.C., we are active members in our local communities and in those across Oklahoma. While we hope the pain and suffering experienced in these accidents never happen to anyone, these kinds of events are all too common across our state. Our goal is that these posts will raise awareness and prevent future accidents from occurring. The information included within should not be misconstrued as legal advice and you should always consult with a trained legal professional about the specifics of your situation before taking any action.