A driver from Altus was killed Monday in an accident on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike near Oklahoma City according to state police.
Phillip Prestriedge was driving a car westbound at 3 a.m. Monday when he stopped on the shoulder and started to reverse according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. A semi then rear-ended him.
Mr. Prestriedge was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was not identified.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that more than 500,000 semis and large commercial vehicles were involved in traffic crashes in 2010. Those accidents resulted in injuries to more than 100,000 people and more than 5,000 deaths.
Seeing a copy of the Oklahoma accident report is extremely important. Reports are critical to professional investigations and also serve to create peace of mind for the victims and their families. Without an official report, you’ll likely be unaware of several key facts that help to explain how the accident happened, and you’ll also be unable to dispute any inaccuracies the accident report may contain.
3 Facts to remember about Oklahoma Accident reports:
If you file an insurance claim or lawsuit, this document will be the first piece of evidence that everyone wants to see.
An Oklahoma accident report’s main purpose is to tell what happened: how, where, when, and to whom.
The “how” of an accident report is the officer’s best after-the-fact interpretation of the crash. Sometimes it’s possible to amend disputed facts in a report.
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