Oklahoma City, OK (December 13, 2022) – A semi-truck wreck had taken place on Tuesday morning in Oklahoma City that sent at least one person to an area hospital with injuries. On December 13, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash that blocked Interstate 44.
According to law enforcement, a semi-truck with a Hobby Lobby trailer collided with an unknown member of vehicles on the westbound side victim of Interstate 44 near the area just west of May Avenue. The truck crash blocked multiple lanes of the roadway, causing severe delays in the area.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and officials in Oklahoma City responded to the scene to provide assistance. The road was closed for an extended period as crews worked to remove the vehicle and debris from the roadway.
At least one person suffered injuries in the crash and was transported to a local medical facility.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident.
We hope those injured in this accident recover quickly.
Truck Accidents in Oklahoma
Truck crashes take place frequently in the state of Oklahoma. Many of these accidents have significant consequences for those involved. We see countless people hospitalized with severe injuries as a result of truck accidents that take place in our state every day. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are preventable. Acts of negligence and carelessness continue to contribute to the high rate of these crashes in the state of Oklahoma. Some of the common causes of truck crashes that we see include:
Speeding: Truck drivers are often under pressure to meet deadlines, which can lead them to speeding. Speeding increases the risk of losing control of the truck, as well as making it more difficult to stop in an emergency.
Distractions: Texting, talking on the phone, eating, and other distracting behaviors and objects can take a truck driver’s attention away from the road. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of truck accidents.
Drowsiness: Driving for long hours can be fatiguing, and many truck drivers do not get enough rest. Drowsy driving can lead to slow reaction times and falling asleep at the wheel. Even though many accidents involving drowsy drivers take place during the evening and early morning hours, drowsiness can cause a crash at any time of the day or night.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, it is important to know your legal rights. The Oklahoma City truck accident lawyers at Goudarzi & Young have decades of experience fighting for the rights of injury victims and their families. We offer a free consultation so that you can learn more about your legal options and how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 800-256-5169 to get started.
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