An Oklahoma family is hoping for answers in a hit-and-run case that left one man dead. The accident occurred as the man was riding his bike. He was struck by a vehicle approaching from behind. New evidence has been released by police which is giving the family hope that this case will finally be solved. They are seeking closure for themselves and justice for their lost loved one.
A tragic hit-and-run
The victim in this case was riding his bike along the roadway in Del City. The local police state that his bike was fitted appropriately with the required safety lights so he could be seen by motorists. A vehicle approached from the rear and struck the man, then fled. The victim suffered extensive injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to those injuries.
The recently released video of the accident may reveal some helpful information in finding the driver of the vehicle. The victim’s family is hopeful that the video, which shows a light-colored 4-door GM truck, will help the police find the suspect. The accident is still under investigation. If found, the driver may face criminal charges related to leaving the scene of an accident.
Legal recourse for the victim’s family
A hit-and-run accident is a very serious matter. Even if the driver was not at fault in the accident, he or she may still face charges due to leaving the scene. Many times, Oklahoma car accident victims, or their surviving family members as in this case, may have cause for legal action. Money is no replacement for a life lost, but pursuing a personal injury case can help the victim’s family deal with the financial burden often associated with the death of an accident victim.