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Arkansas Pedestrian Fatally Injured After Car Crash
Posted on June 12, 2014
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that a car accident involving a pedestrian near Stillwater on May 31 claimed the life of a 28-year-old man from Little Rock, Arkansas. No one else involved suffered any injuries.
The fatal car accident occurred after midnight when an eastbound 2000 Pontiac hit the Arkansas man on 19th Street near Prairie Road. Troopers who responded to the incident said the victim, who died at the scene from the injuries he received to his head, went below the car after being struck.
Sources indicate that the man driving the Pontiac remained at the scene of the crash. The man and his female passenger were uninjured. The investigation into the cause of the accident was ongoing, according to highway authorities. It was not mentioned if the driver will face charges.
Whenever a family suffers the loss of a loved one in a car accident, the effects can be far-reaching, especially if the decedent was the sole provider for the family’s financial needs. To alleviate some of those financial burdens, a family might consider filing a wrongful death claim that could result in a monetary award for accident-related damages such as funeral expenses, loss of services from the decedent and loss of companionship.
An attorney who handles personal injury cases could review the official police report, reconstruction reports and eyewitness accounts in an effort to gain more insight into the circumstances surrounding the crash. If the driver was impaired or texting at the time of the wreck, the attorney could use evidence to prove that he or she was negligent.
Source: Tulsa World, “Arkansas man dead after Saturday morning auto-pedestrian crash near Stillwater“, Samantha Vicent, June 01, 2014
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