Police Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Accident
Oklahoma City, OK (December 17, 2018) On the afternoon of December 16th, fatal pedestrian accident happened near Southeast 44th Street and Miller Road. According to the reports, a vehicle struck a child for unknown reasons. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, the child had already suffered fatal injuries. The driver responsible remained at the scene and cooperated with the police. The accident is currently under investigation.
We send our condolences to the child’s family as we know it’s never easy for any parent to lose their child in a pedestrian accident, especially if the accident could have been avoided.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma
Unfortunately, thousands of children lose their lives every year in pedestrian accidents in the United States. Even though there are laws that require drivers to yield as they approach pedestrians, most of the time drivers are too distracted to even notice pedestrians in the roadways. Drivers end up hitting pedestrians due to being on their phones, driving under the influence, speeding, falling asleep at the wheel, and more. Once the police get to the bottom of why the driver struck the child, a wrongful death lawsuit could be filed with the help of an Oklahoma wrongful death attorney.
At McGuire Law Firm, we do everything we can to help families who have lost children in pedestrian accidents. We work hard to ensure they receive the compensation they may be entitled to for medical and funeral expenses. We don’t stop until our clients receive justice for their cases. If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, call (405) 513-5658.