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Car accidents: Life of young cheerleader cut short

Losing a child unexpectedly because of a vehicle wreck may be one of the most devastating processes a parent has to go through. Surviving loved ones of those killed in car accidents typically experience a range of negative emotions, such as confusion, anger, guilt, sadness, blame and countless others. For one Oklahoma family, these emotions have become a reality after losing their daughter, a high school cheerleader, from a heartbreaking car accident.

Fatigue is detrimental to the safety of commercial truck drivers

Safety authorities say the primary causes of fatigue that leads to commercial truck drivers falling asleep include acquired sleeping problems exacerbated by their circumstances, long driving hours and unhealthy lifestyles -- all directly linked to their jobs.

Legal entitlements after fatal car accidents

One of the most common causes of car accidents is a distracted driver. In a matter of seconds, an accident can occur should a driver divert his or her attention away from the road. As a result, severe injuries are sometimes sustained and, even worse, a fatality. In the event of a fatal car accident, Oklahoma families should be aware of any legal entitlement available to them.

1 dead in highway car accident

Every day, someone in the United States dies in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver. Within a split second, the life of an individual and his or her family can be drastically changed. Unfortunately, an Oklahoma family is now grieving after the loss of a loved while another family is left with unanswered questions.

Car accidents that involve speeding are typically more severe

Oklahoma residents are often vulnerable and exposed to the dangers caused by speeding drivers. Authorities say almost 10,000 people died on roads nationwide in 2015 in car accidents that involved speeding. Speed limits are posted for a reason, but even where no limits are posted, the weather and other adverse conditions may require a driver's common sense to tell him or her to slow down.

Car accidents often caused by distracted drivers

An Oklahoma father of three who was overseeing a brush removal project in a construction zone lost his life when a motor vehicle ran him over. The vehicle had crashed into a Department of Corrections work van just moments earlier. Car accidents like this one are often caused by driver negligence.

Blake Shelton understands grief that often follows car accidents

Country music fans in Oklahoma and throughout the nation are likely familiar with the work of superstar Blake Shelton. What some may not know, however, is that Shelton suffered a great personal loss when he was age 14 and his big brother died in a motor vehicle collision. The pain and sorrow of that situation developed into Shelton's compassion for others as their mourn loved ones lost in fatal car accidents.

Simultaneous car accidents occur after vehicle hits pole

A witness recently reported that a vehicle had been speeding along an Oklahoma roadway at approximately 100 miles per hour or more moments before a serious collision occurred. In fact, the incident appears to have caused a string of car accidents that resulted in injuries to several people. Thankfully, every person involved in the five-car crash survived.

Some car accidents leave investigators searching for answers

When two or more motor vehicles collide on Oklahoma roadways, the cause is not always immediately apparent. In fact, many car accidents lead to more questions than answers, often resulting in extensive investigations, perhaps even re-enactments of a particular scene. One recent tragedy that has prompted investigators to search for more answers involved a pedestrian who was struck by a car.

Car accidents involving pedestrians especially tragic

It was approximately 7 a.m. on a recent Wednesday when a tragic incident occurred in Oklahoma. Car accidents such as this one, involving pedestrians, often end in fatalities. Police say the man who was struck by a southbound vehicle initially survived his injuries in this particular situation.

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