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February 2016 Archives

Motor vehicle accident fatalities increased in 2015

Unfortunately, car accidents occur each year and cause harm to victims. Motor vehicle accident fatalities increased 8 percent in 2015, according to initial estimates from the National Safety Council. The increase represents the largest yearly increase in 50 years. According to National Safety Council estimates, 38,300 victims were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2015, and nearly 4 and a half million more victims were seriously injured. The estimates render 2015 the most deadly driving year in the United States since 2008.

Wife of Thunder assistant coach killed in car accident

The wife of the Oklahoma Thunder assistant coach was recently killed in a car accident in Oklahoma City. The 44-year-old wife of the assistant coach was killed when another car crossed the center line and struck her SUV head on. The assistant coach and his wife had five children. Three of their children were in the SUV at the time of the car accident and suffered injuries, though it was believed their injuries were non-life threatening.

The dangers of rollover accidents and what families can do

Rollover accidents, including SUV rollover accidents, are extremely dangerous accidents in Oklahoma City that oftentimes result in fatalities. Rollover accidents have higher rates of fatalities than other types of motor vehicle accidents. It is interesting to note that of the 9.1 million motor vehicle accidents in 2010, including passenger cars, SUVs, pickups and vans, 2.1 percent involved rollovers, however, rollover accidents accounted for 35 percent of motor vehicle accident fatalities.

Protecting truck accident victims in Oklahoma negligently harmed

It is no secret that truck drivers cover many miles in their usual course of business. Federal regulations are in place to help ensure truck drivers are driving when rested and not fatigued or distracted. Federal regulations limit number of hours truck drivers can drive in a shift and federal regulations also mandate breaks for truck drivers. Unfortunately, truck drivers and trucking companies do not always follow regulations or other safety precautions and may act negligently, causing a truck accident and the damages associated with a truck accident.

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