A hit-and-run accident has left two injured. The specific details of the incident are still unclear as the investigation continues. Families of the victims are hoping that someone will come forward with identifying information on the driver of the car.
Details of the accident
Early in the morning, a 10-year-old child and 39-year old man were biking alongside the eastbound lane of 15th Street in Oklahoma City. They were both struck by an unidentified vehicle. The driver fled the scene in the car and has yet to be found. The accident is still under investigation.
The young victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby children’s hospital for treatment. According to Oklahoma City police, the adult male accident victim suffered far more serious injuries and is currently being treated. His family hopes that he will pull through. They are pleading with the public for someone to provide information to help identify the driver. Based on evidence at the scene, police believe the car to be a newer model black Nissan Altima with damage on the front passenger side.
Legal options for the victims
A hit-and-run accident can cause emotional turmoil for the victims of the accident and their families. It can be hard to move forward when one doesn’t have answers about what happened in the accident. An Oklahoma victim of a car accident, especially in the case of a hit-and-run, may feel anger and frustration due to physical limitations after the accident. Victims may also have considerable medical bills and other costs related to the accident. By contacting a personal injury lawyer, the victim can better understand their legal options.