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A Missouri man was killed Sunday night in a car wreck in Muskogee County after he lost control of his car. The driver, a 19-year-old from Independence, Missouri, was pronounced dead at the scene after he drove off Highway 69 and hit a tree. According to reports, he was pinned inside the car for 50 minutes.

Two passengers were injured in the wreck. One passenger, a 20-year-old from Columbia, Missouri, was taken to Muscogee Regional Medical Center in stable condition. The other passenger, a 20-year-old from Bloomsdale, Missouri, was transported by helicopter to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. He is currently brain dead. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased and to the injured passengers. It is truly unfortunate when such young lives are lost. It is also saddening to see passengers, such as the two young gentlemen in this accident, become injured due to events they hardly had any control over. Under Oklahoma law, passengers in a car driven by a negligent motorist may make a claim against the motorist and their insurance company. If you are a passenger, you may make a claim against the driver as if you were hit by the driver in another car.


  1. Gravatar for Concerned mom
    Concerned mom

    Only a blood sucking lawyer leach as yourself could take a horriffic tragedy such as this and try to make a buck. You should be ashamed. I was with these kids earlier yesterday before they left. There was no foul play or blame to point to. They were young inexperienced drivers who were just trying to get home.

  2. Gravatar for Noble McIntyre
    Noble McIntyre

    The comment by "concerned mom" is unfortunately the kind of knee jerk commentary often held by potential jurors. The blog was not intended to "make a buck" but rather a heartfelt blog about yet another senseless tragedy that could have been avoided. And while the families of the young men killed most definitely do have a claim that will successfully be recovered contrary to the blog response, those families are not and will not be our clients. Our hearts do in fact go out to them just as it has to countless other families - both clients and otherwise - in the past.

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