A Saturday morning accident on Interstate 35 in Love County killed one person and injured two others near the town of Marietta according to state police.
A car driven by 19-year-old Zachary Bumgarner was southbound when the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said he lost control on the icy highway. He slid off the roadway at 1:45 a.m. and rolled the vehicle.
Officials said that 25-year-old Rusty Sherman died of his injuries at Mercy Hospital, while passengers Ashley Taylor, 22, and Daniel Perez, 20 were treated and released. Mr. Bumgarner was not injured.
The Road Weather Management Program states that weather is a factor in 24 percent of vehicle crashes overall and in 17 percent of crash fatalities. More than 1.5 million crashes each year are weather-related.
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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