Posted on behalf of Stephens, Anderson & Cummings on Jan 13, 2015 in Auto Accidents
Lucas Gene Templeton, 34, was fatally injured in an accident on Tuesday evening according the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
At about 6:20 p.m., Templeton was driving an SUV east on Interstate 40. A tractor-trailer ahead of him slowed for congested traffic, and the SUV failed to stop, hitting the rear of the truck.
Traffic was stopped for several hours as emergency rescue personnel attempted to extricate Templeton from his vehicle. He was trapped for nearly 90 minutes, and unfortunately passed away at the scene of the accident.
The truck was driven by 54-year-old Retha Schubert of McAlester, Oklahoma. The truck driver was not injured and refused treatment.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and it is not known if Templeton was wearing a seat belt.
The personal injury lawyers at Stephens, Anderson & Cummings offer their sympathies to the family and friends of Lucas Templeton.
Large trucks like tractor-trailers take a significant amount of time to stop, and often begin slowing down well ahead of the rest of traffic. When you are sharing the road with large trucks, always remain vigilant for changes in traffic patterns which may cause a large vehicle to change its driving behavior.
If you were injured in an accident, you may be able to file a claim for compensation for your injuries. At Stephens, Anderson & Cummings, our experienced truck accident lawyers can represent your interests and help you get the money you need to pay medical bills.