Stringtown, OK (June 6, 2019) – Just after 12:30 p.m. on June 4th, emergency crews responded to the scene of a motorcycle accident 10 miles north of Stringtown.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 36-year-old Rebbeca Adkins-Ruiter was riding on a motorcycle with 39-year-old Heather Gaddis behind a semi on the roadway. The semi-truck began to slow down in the road, due to wet road conditions.
Adkins-Ruiter was unable to stop the vehicle in time and, as a result, the motorcycle rear-ended the semi-truck. Both Atkins-Ruiter and Gaddis sustained fatal injuries in the collision and were pronounced deceased at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of Ms. Rebbeca Adkins-Ruiter and Ms. Heather Gaddis at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Collisions In Oklahoma
Riding a motorcycle is a rejuvenating activity. Unfortunately, inclement weather conditions can create a very dangerous situation quickly. Numerous motorcyclists lose their lives every year in motorcycle accidents across Oklahoma.
The fact that the human body is completely exposed leaves them more likely to sustain fatal injuries should they be involved in motor vehicle accidents. This is especially true in accidents involving larger commercial vehicles, like semi-trucks. When victims lose their lives in accidents caused by negligent drivers, surviving family members can contact a wrongful death attorney in Oklahoma to protect their legal rights.
Oklahoma motorcycle accident attorneys at McIntyre Law have over 90 years of experience helping families across our state get the justice they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys understand the difficulties families face in the aftermath of fatal collisions, which is why we are dedicated to helping them recover. Contact our Law firm today at (405) 917-5250 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.