Zachary Lindstrom of Tulsa received a lengthy prison sentence for his role in a 2013 Tulsa street racing crash. In February, Lindstrom pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter and DUI. On Monday, a judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison for his crimes. Authorities say that Lindstrom engaged in a street race in October, 2013 near Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. While racing, Lindstrom lost control of his vehicle and collided with a white minivan containing three occupants. The occupants of the van were ejected in the collision. Of the three occupants, two suffered serious injuries and the other died as a result of the crash. The death resulted in a manslaughter charge for Lindstrom. Lindstrom was under the influence of drugs when the accident occurred.
Oklahoma Reckless Driving
Reckless driving is a significant cause of Oklahoma car accidents. Some drivers choose not to obey the rules of the road. These people have little regard for the safety of themselves or others. Reckless drivers may travel well in excess of the speed limit, weave in and out of heavy traffic or engage in other dangerous behaviors, including illegal street racing. In this matter, Zachary Lindstrom’s choice to drive recklessly while also under the influence of drugs had deadly consequences. Lindstrom now has a significant prison sentence to think about the poor choices he made that day in 2013.
If you or a loved one has been injured by the recklessness of another driver, please contact us today. In Oklahoma, there are laws in place to help ensure compensation for innocent victims of car accidents. You need an experienced attorney on your side who can use the laws to your benefit. Attorney Kent McGuire has practiced Oklahoma personal injury law for nearly 30 years. Please contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case.