Toddler Injured in Pedestrian Injury Accident
Tulsa, OK (November 19, 2018) On the evening of November 17th, a pedestrian injury crash happened near East 30th Street and Riverside Drive. Officials reported that around 5:00 p.m., a vehicle struck a 2-year-old near the Gathering Place. The child was leaving the park with family members when the accident happened. Emergency crews responded to the accident and transported the child to the hospital. The police are currently investigating the accident to determine what led up to the crash.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma
Whenever pedestrian accidents occur, it’s usually due to drivers driving distracted, speeding, or violating the rules of the road. Distracted driving consists of anything taking a driver’s attention away from the road, such as using a cell phone, conversing with passengers, falling asleep at the wheel, and more. Whenever drivers are driving at unsafe speeds, it puts pedestrians more at risk because not all pedestrians are able to accurately assess how fast a car is going. Therefore, they might think they have enough time to cross the street and accidentally get hit. When drivers violate laws, they risk putting pedestrians at risk because there are certain signs specifically made for the safety of pedestrians. When pedestrians are hit, some suffer severe, catastrophic, or fatal injuries. Fortunately, the 2-year-old is expected to be okay. The child’s parents can work with an attorney to file a personal injury lawsuit.
At McGuire Law Firm, we believe our clients should be fairly compensated for any personal injuries caused by another driver’s negligent behavior. Our clients shouldn’t be responsible for medical expenses from an accident that could have been prevented. If you, or someone you know, received injuries in a pedestrian accident, call (405) 513-5658.