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1 Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Posted on July 25, 2014

On July 18, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a fatal accident involving a motorcycle in Rogers. No other injuries from the collision were reported.

According to the OHP, a 38-year-old Claremore man driving a motorcycle was traveling east on Highway 20 shortly before 4:30 p.m. when a westbound pickup truck attempted to make a left turn in front of him. The motorcycle hit the pickup truck as its driver, a 47-year-old Owasso man, attempted to make the turn onto Ridge Road.

The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal motorcycle accident. The driver of the pickup truck suffered no injuries, and both vehicles were towed from the scene.

In a situation like this, investigators identify the responsible parties by considering such things as the states of the vehicles involved, statements from any eyewitnesses of the accident and footage from traffic surveillance cameras. In addition, if there is a suspicion that impairment from drugs or alcohol contributed to the accident, results from field sobriety tests and blood alcohol levels will likely be included in the final report.

If the investigation concludes that one driver involved in an accident was responsible for the death of another, the survivors of the deceased may seek to file a wrongful death claim. A decedent’s spouse, parent, dependent or heir can file such claims. Some of the damages for which they may seek awards from the at-fault driver include the final medical expenses and funeral costs, a loss of financial support and their own grief. Depending on a plaintiff’s relationship with the deceased, the claim can also seek reimbursement for a loss of parental care or guidance or loss of companionship.

Source: News On 6, “Claremore Man Killed When Motorcycle And Pickup Collide Near Owasso“, July 19, 2014

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