On Sunday, June 17, four vehicles were involved in a wreck in Ringwood. Oklahoma Highway Patrol was called to investigate the crash. It is believed that impaired driving may have contributed to this event. Those individuals injured in car accidents caused by drunk or otherwise impaired drivers may have legal recourse.
According to reports, a 51-year-old male was in the process of exiting a private drive when he struck a truck that was traveling eastbound on U.S. 412. The force of the impact sent the truck across the centerline where it hit an SUV and then was hit by another vehicle in the westbound lane. A total of five people suffered injuries in the wreckage. A few were treated and released from the hospital, at least one suffered critical injuries.
Authorities listed the condition of the driver believed responsible for the wreck as ability impaired. They have not indicated which impairing substance was allegedly in his system at the time of the crash. Investigators are still in the process of reviewing the details of this event. No charges have been filed as of yet in this case.
The victims of this multi-vehicle collision may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses by pursuing personal injury claims in an Oklahoma civil court or by negotiating settlements out of court. To be successful, victims of car accidents have to prove that the drivers deemed responsible for the events were negligent in their actions. In this particular case, providing evidence that the driver responsible was impaired while operating his vehicle would likely do just that. Each victim can turn to legal counsel for help in establishing negligence and fighting for fair and full compensation.