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Motorcyclist Suffers Serious Injuries in Oklahoma Accident
Posted on June 19, 2015
On behalf of Charles Bryan Alred, PC posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Friday, June 19, 2015.
As most Oklahoma drivers approach intersections, they slow down in order to determine whether they are required to stop or yield to approaching traffic. When an inattentive driver fails to ascertain whether either of those actions is required, an accident may be the result. A variety of injuries can occur when the vehicles involved are passenger vehicles, but if one of the vehicles is a motorcycle, its rider will most likely suffer serious injuries or death.
On a recent Friday at approximately 3:42 p.m., a vehicle traveling on U.S. Highway 271 failed to stop at a stop sign. As the car entered the intersection, it pulled directly into the path of a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was unable to avoid colliding with the car.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that the motorcycle rider was thrown at least 6 feet from the site of the impact. Not surprisingly, he suffered serious injuries for which he had to be transported to a hospital in the area by helicopter. At last report, he was still considered to be in serious condition. The driver of the car walked out of the hospital after being treated for minor injuries.
No information was released regarding whether charges are being contemplated against the driver of the passenger car. While that decision is being made, the motorcyclist is struggling to recover from the serious injuries he suffered in the crash. Medical expenses are likely adding up quickly, and he may be incurring other damages, such as lost income as well. If a personal injury claim successfully proves negligence on the other driver’s part, the motorcycle rider may receive an award of damages to help cover his financial losses should he decide to pursue such an action.
Source: 5newsonline.com, “A Van Buren Man In Serious Condition Following Motorcycle Accident“, Joshua Peguero, June 13, 2015
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