Kingfisher, OK (May 29, 2019) – Around 12:30 p.m. on May 28, Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a pedestrian accident.
According to reports, 23-year-old Dakota Eugene Welch was traveling along a train track in Kingfisher, while listening to headphones, when he was struck by an oncoming train. The impact of the collision threw Welch a short distance from the tracks.
The train continued down the tracks for a short distance before stopping. Welch was injured in the incident and transported to OU Med in Oklahoma City via air lift.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dakota Welch and his family at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents In Oklahoma
Being involved in a pedestrian accident can have a detrimental impact on a victim’s life. Unfortunately, those struck by motor vehicles, especially larger vehicles like trains, are at an increased risk for sustaining life-threatening injuries.
Victims of pedestrian accidents are often forced to undergo extensive medical treatment and spend weeks in the hospital to recover. In some cases, victims are forced to go through months of therapy to recover. When victims are injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by the acts of other drivers, it is crucial for them to contact an Oklahoma car accident attorney as soon as possible.
Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at McIntyre Law have extensive experience helping victims get the justice they deserve. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping those harmed get the medical treatment they need to make a full recovery. Contact our Law firm today at (405) 917-5250 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: At McIntyre Law, P.C., we are active members in our local communities and in those across Oklahoma. While we hope the pain and suffering experienced in these accidents never happen to anyone, these kinds of events are all too common across our state. Our goal is that these posts will raise awareness and prevent future accidents from occurring. The information included within should not be misconstrued as legal advice and you should always consult with a trained legal professional about the specifics of your situation before taking any action.