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Pedestrian Fatally Injured on Interstate 40

By Car Accident Help on December 15, 2014

A 58-year-old resident of Oklahoma City was recently killed after being struck by a pick-up truck. The man was hit while he was trying to cross eastbound Interstate 40 near Morgan Road. An official on the scene described it as “pretty horrific” and “the worst he’s ever seen.”

While it is unclear who was at fault at this juncture, there is no denying how dangerous a moving car can be. Without the protection of a metal frame, seat belts or airbags, pedestrians usually suffer severe injuries in a vehicle accident. While crosswalks help indicate where pedestrians are legally allowed to cross a street, it is far too common for motorists to carelessly drive through without watching out for others.

In Oklahoma, the pedestrian almost always has the right-of-way. Getting hit by a car can cause hefty medical expenses and lost wages, not to mention a great deal of pain and suffering. You may need permanent care for the rest of your life. With the help of proper legal representation, you may be able to recover those expenses and more from the driver that recklessly hit you with their vehicle. Righting these wrongs can help you breathe easier and get your life back on track.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed while walking on or across a street, you may want to explore your legal options. The experienced Oklahoma personal injury lawyers at the Maples Law Firm can sit down with you to see if you have a rightful personal injury claim. Feel free to contact us or look at our website for more information.

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