Law enforcers asked Oklahoma motorists to take additional care while driving during the holiday season. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol published information about some of the car accidents that occurred over Christmas. While the authorities encourage safe driving throughout the year, they asked drivers to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition, high rates of speed and distracted driving should be avoided at this time when most roads carry high volumes of traffic.
The family members of an Oklahoma man are trying to find answers to their many questions, while Oklahoma authorities are searching for the hit-and-run driver who killed their loved one. Although the accident may not be seen as a homicide yet, the driver of the vehicle may have to face other criminal charges. Leaving an accident scene involving injury or death is considered a felony in Oklahoma. Apart from the possible criminal charges, the family may choose to file a wrongful death claim.