Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident Injures Jogger
Tulsa, OK (August 15, 2018) Early Tuesday morning, around 6:15 a.m., a hit-and-run pedestrian accident occurred on the 3900 block of South Peoria Avenue. Officials state that a jogger got hit by a maroon vehicle that’s missing its passenger side mirror and front headlight. The jogger is suffering from injuries, but they are not fatal. The Tulsa Police Department is searching for the driver responsible for the accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma
Pedestrians get struck by vehicles way too frequently. The leading cause for this issue is distracted driving, also referred to as negligent driving. Whenever drivers eat, text, drive under the influence, program a GPS, speed, or apply makeup, they’re allowing distractions to prevent them from focusing on their surroundings. Drivers have an obligation to make sure they’re aware of pedestrians at all times, even in the most unlikely places. It only takes a few seconds to seriously injure someone.
The most common injuries include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain damage, neck injuries, and internal injuries. Depending on the severity of the accident, injuries range from severe to fatal. Luckily, the pedestrian in this accident is not suffering from catastrophic or fatal injuries. However, the pedestrian can still file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver.
At McGuire Law Firm, we understand what pedestrians go through when they get hit by vehicles. We know that the experience can be traumatizing and shift their lives in a negative way. We believe our clients should receive compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, and emotional distress. If you, or someone you love, received injuries in a pedestrian accident, call (405) 513-5658.