An Oklahoma man recently died in a tragic accident on Highway 37 in Grady County. The accident happened 2 miles east of Minco. The man was attempting to load a disabled car onto a dolly when he was struck by a vehicle traveling on the highway. He suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and two passengers in the other vehicle were unharmed.
The accident details
Early in the morning of April 10, a 77-year-old male was on the highway to retrieve a disabled Chevy Impala that was parked in the westbound lane. The man parked his Chevy Silverado in the same lane, and his pickup had a vehicle dolly attached. He was outside the truck attempting to load the car onto the dolly when he was struck.
Tragedy strikes due to an apparent intoxicated driver
This accident, which happened less than a mile east of County Road 2860, was apparently caused by a 20-year–old Tuttle man who reportedly was driving under the influence. The allegedly impaired driver swerved right in an attempt to avoid hitting the 2015 Chevy pickup. Instead of avoiding an accident, the driver hit the 77-year-old victim, the Chevy pickup and the Chevy Impala. At this time, there is no further information on charges being filed against the driver thought to have been impaired.
Losing a loved one is never easy. But when that loss comes from a tragic accident due to negligence, the situation can be even more devastating. The family of the deceased may be left with expensive funeral costs and other expenses. While monetary compensation cannot bring back a loved one, it can help ease the financial burden on the family. Anyone in Oklahoma who has lost a family member to a tragic accident due to another party’s reckless or negligent actions can speak with a personal injury attorney about potentially pursuing a wrongful death civil claim.