Oklahoma City, OK (May 12, 2019) – Authorities have released more details concerning a hit-and-run accident that left a bicyclist injured over the weekend. Police stated that the victim was struck at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th, outside of a church.
According to authorities, the unidentified man was riding a bicycle in a parking lot near Southwest 59th Street and Villa Avenue when he was struck by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup did not remain at the scene to help the victim or cooperate with police but fled the area instead.
Neither the victims’ current condition nor identity has been released, although police have now stated that he was conscious and alert following the collision. Authorities are searching for the driver as they continue to investigate this incident.
At this time, we wish to extend our warmest thoughts and prayers to the victim as we remain optimistic for his full recovery.
Bicycle Accidents in Oklahoma
A bicycle accident in Oklahoma can quickly result in serious and even catastrophic injuries, particularly because there is generally very little protection in place for a bicyclist at the time of impact. Furthermore, negligent drivers who engage in excessive speed, distracted driving, driving while intoxicated, and drowsy driving, among other reckless actions, tend to increase the severity of damages. While it may be difficult, it is important for victims to know that they may have substantial rights moving forward.
If you have sustained serious injuries due to the irresponsible actions of another party, it is then essential to understand that you may be in need of compassionate and experienced representation. Our Oklahoma accident attorneys are committed to providing those who have been unjustly injured with the benefits of our more than 84 years of combined experience. We recognize the overwhelming effects that a sudden injury can cause, and as members of the community, we are here to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call (405) 917-5250 and let us put our knowledge to work for you today.
Note: While writing these posts, we utilize secondary sources who may not have accurately represented the situation or the conditions of those involved. The accidents have not been independently verified by our team and may contain inaccuracies as a result. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident. If you notice any incorrect information included in our content, please inform us as soon as possible and we will correct it.
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.