There’s good news for Oklahoma drivers. The number of Oklahomans who died or were injured in a traffic collision in 2013 is down significantly compared to 2012. In 2013, 678 individuals died in crashes in Oklahoma. That is a 3.3% decreased compared to 2012. Even more dramatic, the number of Oklahomans injured in collisions dropped 29.3% compared to 2012.
Not surprisingly, 52.6% of those who died in Oklahoma car wrecks were not using a seatbelt. However, it’s important to keep in mind that sometimes a seatbelt can fail and come apart during the wreck, therefore making it seem that the person was not wearing a seatbelt when in fact the person was.
The month that had the highest amount of fatalities was August, followed by September. Somewhat surprisingly is the fact that January, a month known for snow and icy roads, had the least amount of fatalities.
Finally, the age group that had the highest amount of fatalities in car crashes were males between the ages of 21-25.
You can read more by visiting http://ok.gov/ohso/documents/FS2013_Fatalities.pdf
If you or a loved one have been injured in a wreck, contact our Oklahoma car wreck lawyers. We do not charge anything to see if we can help and only recover something if we are successful in obtaining a settlement or judgment for you.