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Car accidents involving pedestrians especially tragic

It was approximately 7 a.m. on a recent Wednesday when a tragic incident occurred in Oklahoma. Car accidents such as this one, involving pedestrians, often end in fatalities. Police say the man who was struck by a southbound vehicle initially survived his injuries in this particular situation.

The 28-year-old man was apparently trying to cross the street. It was later reported that one vehicle nearly missed hitting the man. Another car, in fact, collided with the pedestrian. Police say rescue workers arrived to find him unconscious. The man's injuries were very serious.

He was transported to a nearby hospital. Sadly, he did not survive the accident. Officials say the driver of the vehicle was not injured and did not seem to be impaired in any way. The pedestrian in this situation was said to have been cross the street in an area of road that was not a marked crosswalk.

Many times, when car accidents end in fatalities, immediate family members of the deceased go on to file wrongful death claims in court against any and all parties deemed negligent. For instance, if a driver failed to stop at a red light or was otherwise negligent behind the wheel, it would likely be grounds for filing a wrongful death claim. Any Oklahoma resident who has questions or concerns about a particular situation may wish to schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney can review a case, assess grounds for legal recourse and clarify what types of damages may be sought in court.

Source: news9.com, "Victim Identified In Deadly Norman Automobile-Pedestrian Crash", Matthew Nuttle, Nov. 1, 2017

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