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Concerned Wife Leads Police to Fatal Motorcycle Accident
Posted on September 8, 2015
On behalf of Charles Bryan Alred, PC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
At approximately 4 a.m. on a recent Wednesday morning, an Oklahoma woman contacted police because she was concerned that her husband had not yet made it home. She was able to track his last known location by using his cell phone. When officers arrived at the location, which was a ditch off Interstate 40 near exit 321, they discovered the scene of a motorcycle accident.
It took several minutes for police to locate the two people who were on the motorcycle. The 51-year-old motorcycle rider — and presumably the husband of the woman who made the call to police — died from the injuries he suffered in the crash. A 40-year-old woman who police believe was the passenger on the motorcycle suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital in the area.
Preliminary reports from the Muldrow Police Department surmise that the man either missed the exit or drifted off the Interstate. The motorcycle crashed into an off-ramp sign so hard that the impact broke one of the posts. It then continued approximately 200 more feet as it rolled. Police are investigating the crash and the possibility that the driver was impaired due to the fact that was found on the motorcycle.
As the seriously injured victim recovers from her injuries, she may exercise her right to file a personal injury claim against the estate of the driver who died in this motorcycle accident. Undoubtedly, she is incurring a significant amount of medical expenses and other financial losses in the aftermath of the crash. If an Oklahoma court is satisfied that the woman established negligence on the decedent’s part, she could receive a monetary judgment representing restitution for her losses.
Source: 5newsonline.com, “One Dead, One Injured In Muldrow Motorcycle Accident“, Brittany Boyett and Meredith Baldwin, Aug. 27, 2015
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