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Man dribbling from Seattle to Brazil struck and killed

Oklahoma residents may have heard that man who was planning to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles from Seattle to Brazil was fatally injured when he was struck by a vehicle in Oregon. The man was hit by a pickup truck from behind as he was walking south on US 101, a busy coastal highway. The driver of the vehicle has been arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide. The driver, who has been cooperative with authorities throughout the investigation, was indicted in mid-June by a Lincoln County, Oregon grand jury.

Truck fails to yield, kills 1 in Oklahoma motor vehicle accident

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol recently released the initial details of a truck accident that claimed the life of one man. Not long ago, a man driving a dump truck collided with a man in a much smaller vehicle. Unfortunately, the 38-year-old man in the sedan sustained injuries severe enough that he was pronounced at the scene of the crash.

Texting and walking increases risk of auto-pedestrian accidents

When walking out on the streets of Oklahoma, pedestrians should be aware of their surroundings. Liberty Mutual Insurance conducted a survey to determine how many pedestrians use their phones or listen to a headset while they are walking. Of the people questioned, 60 percent admitted that they talk on the phone, text, email or listen to music while walking. The more surprising statistic found is that 70 percent of the respondents said that they consider these behaviors dangerous.

Man may lose leg following alleged drunk driving accident

An Oklahoma man may face life as an amputee following a car accident that occurred on June 9 at around 12:40 a.m. An officer with the Chickasha Police Department responded to the wreck and arrested the driver of a red truck following treatment for his injuries at the hospital. The victim of the accident was reportedly outside of his vehicle on the shoulder of the highway at the time of the collision. The police report noted that his truck and trailer were parked clear of the fog line.

Antihistamines a danger for drowsy driving

We recently wrote about drowsy driving in our Norman Motor Vehicles Accidents Blog. Drowsy driving is an extremely dangerous behavior with symptoms that are very similar to drunk driving such as the inability to focus and a slowed reaction time. What can make drowsy driving extra dangerous at times is that it is not given the same respect as drunk driving.

Norman head-on crash leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

Imagine that you are driving home at night. It has just grown dark as you navigate residential roads. As you round a bend in the road, you see headlights up ahead. As you approach the other car, it suddenly veers over the center line and into your path. There is no time to get out of the way, so you brace yourself for a crash. 

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