Icy Conditions in Oklahoma Cause Deadly Crashes
It’s difficult to recover from a car accident, even more so when the accident results in the
death of a loved one or family member. The result of a car accident can be expensive medical bills, multiple doctors’ visits, time away from work resulting in lost wages, and sometimes funeral expenses. Even with an attorney representing your case, the litigation process can take months, sometimes years. Commonly, a lawsuit loan cash advance can help to ease the financial stress while you wait for your final lawsuit settlement.
The winter of 2014 has been treacherous on the roadways and sidewalks. Although conditions may not have appeared as bad as they really were, the snowy conditions left many people stuck on highways or unfortunately involved in auto accidents.
During this season’s winter storm the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) reported numerous slick and hazardous road conditions on highways and bridges throughout northern, central, and southern Oklahoma. ODOT even discouraged travel on the most dangerous days of the storm, warning of slick conditions, black ice, and low visibility in some areas.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported two fatalities after icy highway conditions caused the deadly crash that killed a 63-year-old Duncan, Oklahoma man and one other. The 63-year-old victim was the passenger in a car that slid on the icy H.E. Bailey Turnpike. The other victim, Rod Carrol, who stopped to help, was killed when a school bus slid into Duncan’s car consequently hitting Carrol and killing him.
During snowy and icy conditions as we’ve had this winter, motorists are encouraged to do the following to remain safe and to keep others on the roadways safe:
- Check the conditions of the roads before making the decision to drive.
- Leave at least 200 feet between your vehicle and salt-trucks and snowplows. These vehicles need more room than normal vehicles to maneuver.
- Allow a decent amount of space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
- Allow extra time to get to your desired destination.
- Be mindful of black ice, which can sometimes look like harmless water puddles.
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