Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) and other state officials reported on December 5 to the scene of an Oklahoma truck accident, in which a FedEx truck carrying two trailers collided with two state maintenance vehicles north of Adair, Oklahoma. The driver of the FedEx truck was bleeding on his legs and one arm from injuries sustained in the crash, and the driver of the first maintenance truck to be hit sustained a serious head injury and complained that he was unable to see. Adair firefighters rescued the FedEx driver, who was pinned inside the cab of his truck, and both injured drivers were transported to the hospital for treatment. If you have suffered injuries in a major commercial truck accident in Oklahoma, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights; contact our experienced attorneys at Atkins & Markoff today to discuss your options for legal recourse.
ACCIDENT POSSIBLY CAUSED BY DISTRACTED TRUCK DRIVER
According to police reports, the FedEx truck involved in the serious collision struck from behind a maintenance truck that was carrying a flashing sign warning motorists of maintenance work ahead. The maintenance vehicle flipped on its side after being hit, and then collided with a truck carrying asphalt that was being used to patch the highway. Witnesses to the three-vehicle accident reported that the driver of the FedEx truck had a cell phone in his hand after the crash, and asked another woman to call his wife in Missouri to let her know that he had been in an accident and was being transported to the hospital. The woman said she believed the Oklahoma truck accident occurred because the driver of the FedEx truck “might have been on his cell phone” at the time of the collision, not noticing the maintenance truck directly in front of him.
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Due to their sheer size and weight, accidents involving commercial trucks typically result in serious, if not fatal, injuries to motorists. Unfortunately, trucking accidents occur far too often in Oklahoma and across the United States, resulting in devastating injury and tragic loss of life. If you have been injured in a truck accident in Oklahoma, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff as soon as possible. Our attorneys have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of truck accident victims across the state, and will work diligently to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical bills and other accident-related losses. Contact our Oklahoma City-based law firm today.