Pedestrian Accident near I-35
Carter County, OK (August 3, 2018) On Friday night, around 11:00 p.m., a pedestrian accident occurred on Lodge Road, east of I-35. Officials state that a vehicle hit a woman near the Carter County Love County Line. Unfortunately, she suffered fatal injuries. She was between her fifties and sixties. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Love County Sheriffs are investigating the accident to determine why she got hit and who is responsible for her death.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma
Unfortunately, whenever pedestrians get hit by vehicles, they almost always suffer severe, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. Pedestrians do not wear any armor to protect their bodies from the impact of 3,000-pound (or more) vehicles. Therefore, their bodies are susceptible to head injuries, brain damage, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and internal injuries. Some injuries require medical treatment for a lifetime, while other injuries are fatal. In this case, once investigators charge the driver for hitting this woman, her family can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of an experienced attorney. Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is a traumatic experience that no family should have to go through.
The most common cause of pedestrian accidents is drivers not paying attention to the road. Most drivers believe that sending a text, eating, applying makeup, or conversing with another passenger is harmless. However, that’s far from accurate because all of those actions take the driver’s attention off the road, which could cause a pedestrian his or her life.
At McGuire Law Firm, our attorneys have helped clients obtain winning verdicts for their cases. We believe our clients deserve to receive compensation for all damages and losses, which is why we do our best to make sure that happens. If someone you love received injuries or lost their life in a pedestrian accident, call (405) 513-5658.