A Sunday morning crash resulted in the death of a motorcyclist in Grady County, Oklahoma. The crash took place around 10:00 am on State Highway 4. Authorities say that 23 year old Forrest Smith was operating a 1983 Kawasaki motorcycle on State Highway 4. Smith was traveling southbound on SH 4 when, for an unknown reason, he crossed the center line into the northbound lane of the highway.
A freightliner tractor trailer was in the northbound lane when Smith crossed over. The motorcycle and tractor trailer collided head-on with one another in the northbound lane. Smith sustained massive internal injuries as a result of the crash. He passed away at the scene of the accident according to the medical examiner. The truck driver escaped the accident with no injuries. An investigation into the crash remains ongoing and there are no further details at this time.
Oklahoma Motorcycle Accidents
All across Oklahoma, thousands of people ride motorcycles for fun and as a hobby. They provide an adrenaline rush and give the rider a much different feeling than traveling in a car. Unfortunately, when a motorcycle rider is involved in an accident the results are often deadly. Motorcycles offer a rider limited protection from the dangers of driving. While all motorcycle riders should wear helmets for safety, the fact is that the rider is at much greater risk of dying or being severely injured in an accident compared with someone traveling in a traditional vehicle. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of Forrest Smith in this tragic accident.
The McGuire Law Firm helps victims of Oklahoma motorcycle accidents. We have recovered millions of dollars of settlement money for clients in nearly 30 years of handling Oklahoma personal injury cases. If we can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call us at 888-352-0624 for a consultation.