Driver Responsible Arrested for Warrants
Tulsa, OK (January 9, 2019) On the evening of January 9th, a vehicle struck a 79-year-old man at the intersection of East 31st Street and South Garrett Road. According to the reports, the 22-year-old driver had the right-of-way to make a right turn as the man stepped onto the roadway. When the paramedics arrived to help, they found the man seriously injured and transported him to a local hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, he suffered fatal injuries and passed away at the hospital. The police arrested the driver for having six misdemeanor warrants and driving with a suspended license. Crews shut down the streets for an hour as they cleared the scene and investigated.
We are sorry to hear that an elderly man lost his life after being struck by a vehicle. We send our condolences to his family as we know it’s never easy to lose a loved one in an accident, especially if it could have been avoided.
Pedestrian Accidents in Oklahoma
For those who lose their loved ones in pedestrian accidents may qualify to file wrongful death lawsuits depending on the facts of the case. It’s important for families to seek immediate legal representation following an accident so that an experience attorney can begin collecting evidence and speaking to witnesses. If a family waits to long to file their claim, their case may be considered barred, which means they’d no longer be eligible to receive compensation for damages and losses.
At McGuire Law Firm, we have successfully helped thousands of families with their wrongful death lawsuits. We have helped families receive the financial assistance necessary for them to cover funeral expenses, medical bills, and more. If you or someone you know lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, call (405) 513-5658.