Drunk Driving remains a very serious and widespread problem in Oklahoma and throughout the United States. The most recent data about Alcohol-Impaired Driving released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that these types of accidents still happen with disturbing regularity:
- In 2014, nearly 10,000 people were killed in traffic accidents involving alcohol.
- Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 31% of all motor vehicle-related deaths in the U.S in 2014.
- One person lost their life in an alcohol-related traffic accident every 53 minutes in 2014.
- In Oklahoma, 669 people were killed due to alcohol-related traffic accidents in 2014.
Just last week two Oklahoma drivers were injured in a head-on collision in Wagoner County. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, one of the drivers was headed south in the northbound lanes of Highway 69 when the accident took place.
Officers that arrived at the scene reported that the wrong-way driver smelled strongly of alcohol, and later confirmed that the collision was caused due to Driving Under the Influence. Both drivers were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries. Thankfully, neither driver was fatally injured in the accident.
Getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol jeopardizes not only the life of a drunk driver but also the lives of everyone else on the road. This dangerous and criminal behavior causes thousands of tragic accidents every year that could be prevented.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, call Graves McLain at 918-359-6600. When you call, you will speak with an experienced, dedicated Tulsa, Oklahoma Car Accident attorney absolutely FREE. We will examine every detail of your situation and fight hard to ensure that your rights are protected.
When you call Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front. We take all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing unless we recover for you. At Graves McLain, we don’t get paid until you do.
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