Police responded to one of the most devastating accident scenes Thursday morning when two toddlers were pronounced dead after a car crash. At approximately 9:12 a.m., an 18-year-old female driver was operating a 2003 Dodge Durango on a county road in Oklahoma when she lost control of the vehicle, and the crash occurred. The crash site was a few miles from the town of Hitchcock in Blaine County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation and did confirm that a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl were killed in the accident. The driver was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and has been released. The cause of the accident is currently unknown.
Single-vehicle accidents are very common, and many people assume them to be caused by mistakes of the driver. However, there are a variety of factors that can determine the cause of an accident. Dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, and mechanical defects are also responsible for a large portion of auto accidents. Every auto accident is unique and requires a full investigation to properly determine the exact cause. If you were injured in a single-vehicle accident as the driver and were not at-fault, you could be entitled to compensation. This is also true if you were a passenger in a single-vehicle crash and the driver was at-fault.
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