OKC Student in Critical Condition after Campus Collision
According to a report by NewsOK.com, on the morning of November 7, an Oklahoma State University student was hit by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle on campus. Later in the afternoon, he was reported to be in critical condition.
Authorities stated that the accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Washington Street and Hall of Fame Avenue. Reportedly, the driver of the pickup, a fellow student, was turning left onto Hall of Fame Ave. eastbound when the bicyclist came from the north and collided into the right front corner of the pickup. Read the rest »
Bicyclist Injured in Oklahoma City Intersection Crash
A bike rider was injured in an Oklahoma car accident that occurred near an intersection. According to a News 9 report, the bicycle accident occurred at Sheridan and Western in Oklahoma City the morning of September 24. Officials have not released any information regarding how or why the accident occurred. The bike rider was transported to a nearby hospital in good condition. It is not clear if the driver will be cited for the crash.
There are many reasons why so many Oklahoma bike accidents occur near intersections. It is common for riders to put themselves in danger by running through red lights and by pulling up alongside vehicles that are about to turn. It is just as common for drivers to cause accidents by failing to yield to bicyclists and by entering an intersection without first looking for approaching riders. Read the rest »
How Does Driver Negligence Cause Street Intersection Crashes?
Street intersections are often the sites of major injury crashes. It is all too common for drivers to speed through traffic lights or stop signs, and fail to yield to the right-of-way, which can cause serious intersection accidents. Driver negligence is the most common cause of intersection crashes in Oklahoma.
Common forms of driver negligence that can result in an intersection accident include: Read the rest »
One Injured in Oklahoma City Motorcycle Accident
One person was hospitalized in an Oklahoma City motorcycle accident involving a collision between a motorcycle and a truck. According to a KOCO news report, the motorcycle accident occurred near the intersection of Northeast 23rd Street and North Coltrane Road in Oklahoma City. Officials are looking into whether the motorcycle drove into the truck. One of the motorists was transported to a nearby hospital. It is not clear how the accident occurred or how it could have been prevented.
Any time an intersection accident occurs, investigators will have to determine if either motorist failed to obey the posted traffic control device. According to Oklahoma Statute 11-201: “The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this act, unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer.” Read the rest »
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