Accidents between two or more vehicles happen every day on roadways in Oklahoma. Accidents involving pedestrians are less common. But they can cause serious injuries to the pedestrians involved. Sadly, a recent accident in Oklahoma City seriously injured an individual and they later succumbed to those injuries in the hospital.
Details of the accident
The accident happened near the intersection of Southwest 59th Street and Walker Avenue at around 9 p.m. on a Sunday. A car struck a pedestrian in the area, leaving the pedestrian with critical injuries. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance. Sadly, the victim died from those injuries.
Details of what happened in the moments leading up to the crash are unknown at this time. As law enforcement continues to investigate the accident, more information may be available. If it is determined that the crash was caused by negligence on behalf of the driver of the car, they may face criminal charges related to the victim’s death. The family of the victim may also choose to pursue civil action against the driver in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit.
Legal options for victims
When someone is injured due to the negligence of a person driving a vehicle, the victim has the right to file a lawsuit against that person. In the case of a fatality, the victim’s family may act on their behalf and sue the negligent driver. Anyone in Oklahoma who finds themselves in such a difficult situation after a serious accident can benefit from speaking with an attorney to understand their legal options.