Elderly Couple Injured in Automobile Accident
Tulsa, OK (November 29, 2018) On the evening of November 29th, an automobile accident involving two pedestrians took place in the 800 block of North 89th East Avenue. According to the reports, the accident happened right before 6:00 p.m. A vehicle struck an elderly couple as they crossed the street in their wheelchairs. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and transported the couple to a local hospital. The woman suffered two broken femurs, while the man’s injuries haven’t released yet. Investigators are working to determine why the vehicle struck the couple, but poor lighting might have contributed to the accident.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma
Pedestrian accidents occur more frequently than they should, and the main cause is usually negligent driving. Studies show that 48% of accidents that result in pedestrian fatalities occur because of drivers being under the influence. The police are still working to determine if the driver that caused this accident was impaired, or if a different distraction played a role. Fortunately, the couple is expected to be okay. However, due to the extent of their injuries, it’s possible that they’ll need a lot of medical attention which could cost them thousands of dollars. They may be able to file personal injury lawsuits to help cover current and future medical expenses.
At McGuire Law Firm, we do everything within our power to assist our clients with their personal injury lawsuits. We believe our clients should receive compensation for any personal injuries that were caused by another’s negligent behavior. If you or someone you know received injuries in a pedestrian accident, call (405) 513-5658.