Man Injured in Hit-And-Run Pedestrian Wreck
Pittsburg County, OK (November 21, 2018) On the evening of November 20th, a hit-and-run pedestrian wreck took place on US 69. Officials reported that around 7:00 p.m., a van hit a man as he walked down the road just south of Frink Road in McAlester. Emergency crews arrived at the scene to offer their assistance and identified the injured victim as 34-year-old Curtis Wayne Johnson. They transported him to a local hospital for his injuries. The police are currently searching for the driver responsible for the crash.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma
Whenever drivers hit pedestrians without stopping, it’s usually because the driver is in a stolen vehicle, has no valid license or registration, or has warrants out for their arrest. Sometimes drivers don’t see pedestrians if it’s late at night and they’re wearing dark clothing, but most of the time pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent driving. It only takes a few seconds of texting, driving under the influence, programming a GPS, eating, falling asleep at the wheel, or any other distraction, to take someone’s life. It’s very unfortunate that a man is suffering injuries after being hit. It’s disappointing that the driver responsible proceeded to drive off without stopping. The injured victim could work with an attorney to file a personal injury lawsuit.
At McGuire Law Firm, we understand the impact pedestrian accidents have on our clients and their loved ones. We do everything we can to best assist our clients during their time of need. We believe our clients should be fairly compensated for their personal injuries, especially if the damages were caused by another person’s negligent behavior. If you, or someone you know, received injuries in a pedestrian accident, call (405) 513-5658.