Luther, OK – Truck Crash on Turner Turnpike near MM 152 Takes Pedestrian’s Life
Luther, OK (December 23, 2022) – A deadly pedestrian accident was reported in Lincoln County on Thursday that claimed one person’s life. On December 22, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Turner Turnpike.
At around 8:30 a.m., a collision between 5 to 6 vehicles occurred on the Turner Turnpike near mile marker 152. Immediately following the collision, one person exited the vehicle. As the victim exited their vehicle, they were struck by a semi-truck.
The victim, 77-year-old Adelfino Alaniz of Freer, Texas, was fatally injured. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our condolences are with the family of Adelfino Alaniz at this time.
Fatal Truck Crashes in Oklahoma
Fatal truck crashes are the cause of thousands of deaths in the United States each year. Unfortunately, we see many of these accidents occur right here in Oklahoma. Unfortunately, when pedestrians are involved in truck crashes, the chances of them suffering severe and fatal injuries are dramatically increased.
The main reason pedestrians are more likely to suffer fatal injuries in semi-truck crashes is that they are simply much smaller than the trucks themselves. Even if a truck driver is taking all the necessary precautions, the difference in size means that there is still a higher risk of serious injury or death for pedestrians involved in these types of collisions.
In addition, many trucks carry large loads that can add to the severity of injuries sustained in a crash. If a pedestrian is hit by a loaded truck, the weight of the load can cause severe crush injuries or even death.
Another factor that increases the danger to pedestrians is the speed at which semi-trucks travel. Due to the fact that semi-trucks are large and heavy, especially when compared to pedestrians, it takes them longer to stop than passenger vehicles. This means that if a pedestrian is hit by a semi-truck, they are more likely to be hit with significant force, which can lead to serious or fatal injuries.
If your loved one died as a result of a truck accident, a wrongful death lawyer in Luther can help your family seek financial compensation to cover some of the losses and damages that you face. After a fatal crash, your family may be able to recover compensation for lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
At Goudarzi & Young, we understand how difficult it is to cope with the consequences of a fatal truck accident, and we are here to provide the legal help you need. Our Oklahoma personal injury lawyers have decades of experience helping families get the justice they deserve. We specialize in handling truck accidents and have even won the largest verdict for a truck crash case in American history. If you have lost a loved one as a result of an Oklahoma truck accident, contact us today at 800-256-5169 for more information or schedule your free consultation with us.
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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