Driver Arrested for Hit-And-Run Pedestrian Accident
McAlester, OK (November 30, 2018) The Oklahoma Police Department located the vehicle responsible for a hit-and-run pedestrian accident on US 69. A driver in a 2000 white Plymouth Voyager struck and killed 34-year-old Curtis Johnson as he walked along the edge of the pavement on the service road. The driver tried to get away with the crime by burying the van in Pittsburgh County.
Officials found the driver responsible, Tonia Beall, and made an arrest for first-degree manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal collision. Officials also gained information regarding the suspect who helped Beall bury the vehicle and will make additional arrests within the next few days.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma
Every year, a little over a hundred thousand pedestrians are treated in hospitals due to injuries caused by motor vehicles. Unfortunately, Johnson didn’t have the luxury of being transported to the hospital in time to save his life because the driver responsible fled the scene without stopping to call an ambulance.
There are many factors that could have contributed to Beall not stopping. The first reason could be that Beall drove under the influence or fell asleep at the wheel. A second reason could be that Beall was in an unregistered vehicle or a stolen vehicle. No matter the reason for the accident, it’s sad that Johnson lost his life. With the help of an attorney, his family could file a wrongful death lawsuit.
At McGuire Law Firm, our overall objective is to help our clients obtain winning verdicts and receive compensation for economic and non-economic expenses. We don’t think our clients or their families should be responsible for paying for something caused by another person’s poor decisions. If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, call (405) 513-5658.