Auto-Ped Accident Leads to Fatality
Moore, OK (June 29, 2018) – On Saturday at 3:30 p.m., police state that a man was walking across the street—within the crosswalk—when he was hit by a dump truck. Apparently, the dump truck was turning left on 19th street when it hit the man. Police state the man appeared to be around 50-years old. Police also state that the man was traveling alone when he was hit.
The police will be inspecting local businesses’ surveillance footage to determine who had the right away according to traffic lights.
A witness reveals that a fire truck immediately drove to the scene moments after the pedestrian was hit. Although help came quick, the pedestrian died instantly. The dump truck driver was transported to the hospital to check for injuries.
Until further investigation, police are unsure who was at fault.
Unfortunately, pedestrians almost always lose their lives when involved in auto-ped accidents. Majority of auto-ped accidents are a result of negligent driving. Most drivers state they didn’t see the pedestrian, but the only way not to see a pedestrian is if the driver was distracted. A variety of distractions can cause accidents, such as: using a cellphone, eating, looking in the opposite direction, or talking to another passenger. Drivers are expected to always be aware of pedestrians because pedestrians do not have anything protecting them while they cross the street.
Pedestrians who are severely injured from an auto-pad crash have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. If a fatality occurs, the victim’s family has the right to decide if they want to purse a wrongful death case.
At McGuire Law Firm, we understand that auto-ped accidents happen more frequently than they should. Because of this, we offer our services for anyone who was involved in an auto-ped accident and is unsure of how to proceed. We will fight for our clients until they receive the fair compensation they deserve for their injuries, medical expenses, loss of wages, and other damages. If you, or someone you know, was involved in an auto-ped accident, call 888-352-0624.