Police in Oklahoma are in the process of investigating an accident between a motorcyclist and a pedestrian that left one man dead and another in critical condition. This event happened mid-July in Oklahoma City. When car accidents prove fatal, the surviving family members of the victims may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
A 42-year-old male was in the process of crossing Western Avenue at 42nd Street when a motorcyclist struck him. The pedestrian died shortly after impact. The motorcyclist was severely hurt and transported to a medical facility for care.
According to reports, this particular intersection has seen its fair share of auto-pedestrian accidents over the years. Members of the community claim that speeding is a major concern on this stretch of road. Investigators are looking into whether speeding was a factor in this case. As of the latest report, no criminal charges have been filed as of yet in regard to this matter.
The victim has been described as a good father and an all-around good guy. As is common following fatal car accidents, the loved ones of the victim are seeking support to help cover his final expenses and provide for the needs of his family. If negligence is suspected in this case, it may be possible for surviving family members to seek relief through legal means. A wrongful death case may be filed in an Oklahoma civil court in an effort to seek fair and full compensation for any and all documented damages that the court deems recoverable.