A tragic accident has taken the life of a veteran 911 dispatcher in Tulsa. The victim was an integral part of the community and was a valued asset to first responders. This accident may have been preventable, and the investigation is ongoing.
Details of the accident
This hit-and-run accident happened just after 9 p.m. There aren’t many details available at this time about how the collision occurred. The information that has been released so far indicates that a man driving a car hit the victim’s vehicle. The man fled the scene but a passenger in the car remained at the accident location and later sought treatment at a local hospital.
Police believe speed may have been a factor in the collision. The driver who fled later turned himself in to authorities. He may now face charges related to the accident, which can include additional charges for leaving the scene. The Tulsa community mourns the loss of the victim who was spoken of highly by those who knew her.
The aftermath of a fatal car collision
Losing a loved one in a car accident can be traumatic for friends and family of the victim. When the loss is due to negligent driving, and especially in the case of a hit-and-run, the family members may have the option to seek compensation from the party deemed at fault. While no amount of financial reward will bring back a loved one, those funds can be used to help the family deal with costs associated with the loss. It’s beneficial for family members in this situation to seek legal advice from an Oklahoma attorney that has experience in personal injury cases.