A tragic accident involving an overturned concrete truck took the life of an Oklahoma woman, who was reportedly on the way to visit her mother in the hospital on Wednesday. The Oklahoma trucking accident occurred at the intersection of Northwest 38th Street and Gore Boulevard, and resulted in the death of 48-year-old Angie Werner, who was driving a silver Honda when the accident happened. According to preliminary interviews and evidence, Lawton police Captain Craig Akard says it appears Werner was stopped in the left turn lane on 38th Street when the cement truck turned the corner from Gore to head north on 38th Street. The load in the cement truck apparently shifted and the truck toppled over onto its side, directly on top of Werner’s vehicle. If you have suffered injuries in a trucking accident in Oklahoma, contact our experienced trucking accident lawyers at Atkins & Markoff today for legal help.
FATAL OKLAHOMA TRUCKING ACCIDENT
According to Akard, the cement truck was hauling about six cubic yards of mixed concrete. Including its load, the cement truck was estimated to have weighed about 60,000 pounds at the time of the Oklahoma trucking accident. The truck was so heavy in fact, that no local wreckers could handle the load; police were forced to call an Oklahoma City company equipped with a crane to assist with the cleanup of the accident. In the aftermath of the fatal accident, the driver of the cement truck was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and to provide a blood sample to be analyzed for intoxicants, which is standard protocol for accidents that result in fatality.
CONTACT OUR TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYERS FOR HELP
Catastrophic trucking accidents like the recent cement truck crash are not uncommon occurrences in Oklahoma and across the United States, due in large part to the scope of the U.S. trucking industry. There are more than 15.5 million trucks on U.S. roads today, traveling more than 227 billion miles in total each year. Unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that there are more than 500,000 commercial truck accidents in the United States every year, with an average of 100 fatal truck accidents annually in Oklahoma alone. If you have been injured in a trucking accident in Oklahoma, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, contact our skilled trucking accident attorneys at Atkins & Markoff to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and medical bills, which you can pursue by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the party found to be at-fault in the Oklahoma trucking accident.