Tulsa, OK (April 27, 2019) – Around 9:15 p.m. last night, police were sent to investigate the scene of a hit-and-run pedestrian accident that took place at a local intersection at Mannsville.
Before the accident took place, witnesses said that the man had been stumbling down the street when he was suddenly struck by a car. From there, a second vehicle struck him and ran him down.
The driver of the first vehicle fled the scene but police claim that, later on, the man called them to confess that he struck the man and did not stop at the scene. The driver told police that the pedestrian had not been in a marked crosswalk at the time and that he didn’t see him.
The pedestrian, who was identified as a 55-year-old man, had been wearing dark clothing and was in an area that was not well-lit. Police arrested the driver for fleeing the scene of a deadly accident.
We would like to take this time to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian whose life was taken in this serious accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma
During the 2016 year, it was reported that approximately 28 pedestrians lost their lives in serious pedestrian accidents in Oklahoma. Losing a loved one in a serious accident is never an easy thing to face and, while you and your loved ones are grieving, you might find that you are left to pick up the financial pieces of the accident as you pay for aspects like funeral costs, lost wages, and more. This is why it might be time to seek help in the midst of your pedestrian accident claim.
Victims of these accidents are at an increased likelihood for catastrophic and fatal results due to the fact that pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable parties on our roads who have few protections from harm. If you and your loved ones are sure that a party has acted in a reckless manner and, as a result, your loved one has lost their life, there is a great likelihood that you will be able to compensate on behalf of your loved one. At McIntyre Law, our Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys have handled many cases involving pedestrians and are willing to help you through this challenging time. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (405) 917-5250 to find out what we can do for you.
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.