Man Seriously Injured in Pedestrian Collision
Tulsa, OK (October 16th, 2018) On the evening of October 16th, a pedestrian collision occurred near 15th Street and Sheridan Road. The Tulsa Fire Department, EMSA medics, and police officers all arrived at the scene around 10:45 p.m. EMSA transported the pedestrian to a local hospital in critical condition due to head, chest, and leg injuries. The driver and a witness both revealed that the pedestrian wore black clothing and there were no overhead street lights where the accident occurred. Police are still investigating the accident to determine if charges will be pressed.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma
Whenever pedestrian accidents occur, it could be complicated figuring out who should be deemed fully liable, partially liable, or not liable at all. Drivers are required by law to be alert and aware of their surroundings at all times. Therefore, they must be looking out for pedestrians even in the most unlikely places. In this case, the pedestrian walked in the westbound lane heading in the same direction as the driver. Officials also reported that there may have been alcohol involved as well, which could be one of the reasons why he wasn’t walking on the sidewalk. However, if drivers are driving at an appropriate speed and have their headlights on, then they should still be able to see what’s in front of them. Once the police determine why the accident happened, then there’s a possibility the injured victim could file a personal injury lawsuit.
Whenever pedestrians are involved in pedestrian accidents and obtain injuries, it’s vital that they gather as much information as possible for a better chance of receiving a winning verdict. At McGuire Law Firm, we have experienced attorneys that help our clients with every step of the legal process. We believe our clients should not be held liable financially for damages they didn’t incur. If you, or someone you know, received injuries in a pedestrian accident, call (405) 513-5658.