I am in Texas today for depositions in a major brain injury case involving a collision between a semi truck and a small pickup. I chose to drive because that is often what I do. On my way last night, I drove by the scene of what looked to be a horrific semi accident. Below is our blog about what happened to the woman flown to a Tulsa hospital after car accident.
Five minutes later as I drove further south on US69, a semi started to jack kniferight next to me. I had maybe a foot of space between my car and the guardrail. Fortunately, the semi regained control before crushing me. Last night was a stark reminder of how dangerous our world is and how important is the mission of trial lawyers to make it safer. Attorney Gordon Johnson
A woman was taken to a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma Thursday night following involvement in a car accident, according to a local news channel. The woman’s car was run over by a semi truck, according to police.
The car flipped several times before landing upside down, police said. The woman flown to Tulsa hospital after car accident was pinned for about thirty to forty-five minutes, according to police. She was taken by LifeFlight to a Tulsa hospital, police said. The accident occurred just south of Pryor, Oklahoma, according to police.
The young woman has not been identified yet. It is unclear what specific injuries were sustained by the woman flown to Tulsa hospital after car accident and how severe they are. The crash occurred on Highway 69, police said. Pryor police are still investigating what happened. They said there were no witnesses to the crash. The details are still being determined.
Brain injury in an automobile crash occurs when the soft brain moves inside of the hard skull. The result is brain damage. Severe brain injury occurs when there is extended loss of consciousness and amnesia.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death related to traumatic brain injury, according to a report called “Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States.” The 2006 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that the rates are highest in those in the age range 20-24.
The number of TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths due to automobile accidents from 2002 to 2006 was 292,202. That number was 17.3 percent of the total TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States from 2002 to 2006. Among all ages, motor vehicle accidents were the second leading cause of TBI and the number one cause of TBI-related death.
Although the young woman’s condition is not known, we hope that she recovers from the accident and receives comprehensive treatment with sufficient follow-up visits to strengthen her recovery.