Police provided details of an early morning accident on Friday, August 7, that occurred when a car left the road and crashed. Dispatchers sent officers to the scene of the wreck at approximately 1:30 a.m., according to News on 6.
Six People in Vehicle
Tulsa police say that there were six people in a 2005 Nissan Maxima that was westbound on West 61st Street between Highway 75 and Elwood. Officers believe that the 18-year-old male motorist from Tulsa allegedly failed negotiate a curve. As the vehicle left the roadway, two passengers were ejected.
Injuries and Loss of Life
One of those passengers, a 17-year-old female from Tulsa, died at the scene. Emergency personnel took the other ejected passenger to an area hospital for treatment of serious head injuries. Emergency personnel also took the driver to the hospital with unspecified injuries. The three other occupants of the vehicle at the time of the crash sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Everyone in the vehicle was between the ages of 15 and 18. Investigators do not believe that speed, drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.
Although the investigation into this fatal crash is in its earliest stages, Oklahoma state law allows victims of certain accidents to seek compensation in the state’s civil court system. When it is reasonably asserted that negligent conduct contributed to injury or death, it is possible to seek monetary damages for a variety of losses, including medical bills, pain-and-suffering and lost wages.
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