Driver Killed, Five Passengers Critically Injured in Oklahoma Auto Accident

A 30-year-old Oklahoma woman was killed and five passengers in her 1995 Chevrolet were injured when she inexplicably veered to the right while traveling in a northbound lane of the Muskogee Turnpike on December 5. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the vehicle flipped six times before coming to a rest on its wheels, resulting in the death of the driver and serious injuries to the other vehicle occupants, some of whom were ejected from the vehicle during the wreck. If you have been severely injured in a car accident in Oklahoma, or if a loved one has been killed in such an accident, contact our qualified attorneys at Atkins & Markoff for legal help. Our team of experienced lawyers has extensive experience protecting the legal rights of car accident victims across Oklahoma, and can help you and your family pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.


A 42-year-old passenger riding in the Chevrolet was transported to St. John Medical Center with head, leg and arm injuries, along with a 23-year-old passenger, who was listed in critical condition after being ejected from the vehicle and suffering head, arm and internal injuries. In addition, 7-year-old, 9-year-old and 13-year-old passengers in the same vehicle were admitted to St. Francis Medical Center, where they were also listed in critical condition with major injuries caused by the devastating wreck. The youngest passenger was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the car accident, and was ejected from the vehicle as it flipped numerous times. The cause of the deadly one-car crash is still under investigation, Oklahoma troopers reported.


Despite statewide efforts to reduce the risk of car accidents in Oklahoma, motor vehicle collisions remain a major cause of serious injury and fatality in the state. In 2010, there were more than 69,000 car accidents in Oklahoma alone, resulting in injuries to 37,000 people. Although speeding and alcohol are two of the most common causes of Oklahoma car accidents, other contributing factors include negligence, distracted driving, fatigued or drowsy driving, and reckless driving, among others. If you have suffered injuries in a car accident in Oklahoma caused by another person’s negligence, consult our reputable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a claim against the at-fault driver, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills and other accident-related losses.