Lincoln County, OK (January 3, 2023) – A truck accident took place on Saturday afternoon in Lincoln County that claimed the life of a 74-year-old man. Calls for help were received by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol regarding a traffic accident that occurred on Turner Turnpike.
At approximately 125 p.m., on December 31, emergency crews were summoned to the side of the crash that took place on the Turnpike.
Reports provided by OHP show that a Toyota was traveling east on the Turnpike when the driver spotted a pedestrian near their vehicle on the side of the road. At the same time, a 2022 Jeep gladiator was traveling down the roadway. The driver of the Jeep attempted to avoid striking the man but was unable to switch lanes. As a result, the pedestrian was struck by the gladiator and then a semi-truck.
The pedestrian, 74-year-old Thien Tran, suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident.
We offer our sympathies to the family of Thien Tran at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Oklahoma
It is undeniable that any type of truck accident can cause severe consequences for those involved. Pedestrians in these severe collisions are more likely to sustain life-threatening and fatal injuries. This is owed to the fact that they have no protection during crashes, so they are more likely to sustain the full force of the impact.
There are several reasons why these fatal accidents continue to happen. Many of them involve some form of negligence. Leading factors and fatal truck accidents in our state include:
- Fatigue: Fatigue can cause a truck driver to fall asleep at the wheel, which can lead to a devastating accident.
- Distractions: Distracted driving can occur when a truck driver is texting or talking on the phone while driving, which can also lead to an accident.
- Inclement weather: Poor weather conditions can make it difficult for a truck driver to see the road ahead, which can also lead to an accident.
If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal truck accident, a Lincoln County wrongful death lawyer can help your family get justice.
Goudarzi and Young is the premier law firm in this nation when it comes to helping those who’ve been hurt in a truck accident. With decades of experience, our team has a proven track record of success fearlessly fighting to protect our clients and help them get justice. If you have suffered an injury as the result of a truck accident don’t hesitate to call Goudarzi & Young at 800-256-5169 for your free consultation today to see how our team can help you get justice.
Notes: Our team of dedicated writers created this post through the use of secondary sources; therefore, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this truck accident. If you locate incorrect information, please contact Goudarzi & Young, L.L.P. so that we can update the post with the most accurate information available. This post will be removed if requested.
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