Man Injured in Auto-Pedestrian Accident
Oklahoma City, OK (January 11, 2019) On the 11th of January, an auto-pedestrian accident happened at the intersection of Southwest 44th Street and Walker Avenue, which left a man suffering from unknown injuries. Emergency crews transported him to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment. Unfortunately, the driver proceeded to drive off without pulling over to render aid to the man. The suspected vehicle has been described as a gold or sand-colored full-size SUV, similar to a Tahoe. The police are currently searching for the driver responsible.
We hope the injured man is in stable condition and fully recovers from all injuries.
Vehicle Accidents in Oklahoma
The leading cause of auto-pedestrian accidents throughout the country is negligent driving, which includes speeding, driving fatigued, driving while impaired, conversing with passengers, and more. Pedestrians technically should have the right of way, but most of the time drivers aren’t paying attention to their surroundings even though they’re required to by law.
In this case, the driver knowingly struck the man and continued to drive off, which means he was either a criminal, had a warrant out for his arrest, in a stolen vehicle, had an expired license, no auto-insurance, or no current registration. Once the police find and arrest the driver responsible, the injured man could file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of an Oklahoma personal injury attorney.
At McGuire Law Group, we have over two decades of experience helping our injured clients pursue all potentially negligent parties for damages and losses. We have helped thousands of clients obtain large settlements to help cover medical bills, loss of earnings, and more. If you or someone you know was injured in a pedestrian accident, call (405) 513-5658 today.