Oklahoma City, OK – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Semi-Truck on I-40
Oklahoma City, OK (November 29, 2022) – A pedestrian has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident that took place in the Oklahoma City area early Tuesday morning. On November 29, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an accident on Interstate 40.
According to law enforcement, at around 12:20 a.m., a pedestrian was struck by a semi-truck on the eastbound side of Interstate 40 in the area between Council and Morgan.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our condolences are with the family of the victim who died as a result of this fatal pedestrian accident.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Oklahoma
Fatal accidents involving semi-trucks continue to take place frequently in our state. Unfortunately, many of these accidents could be prevented if drivers were more responsible when it comes to operating their vehicles. We see countless people die as a result of negligence. Leading factors include:
- Driver fatigue: Drivers who are behind the wheel for long hours can become drowsy, which can lead to serious accidents. To combat driver fatigue, it’s important for commercial drivers to get enough rest and take breaks when needed.
- Distracted driving: When drivers take their eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, they can miss something important and cause an accident. To avoid distracted driving, drivers should put away their phones and other distractions before getting behind the wheel.
- Poor vehicle maintenance: If a truck’s brakes aren’t properly maintained, for example, it can lead to brake failure and a serious accident. That’s why it’s so important for fleet owners and operators to keep up with preventative maintenance on their vehicles.
- Inclement weather conditions: If a driver isn’t careful in bad weather conditions, they can easily lose control of their vehicle and cause an accident. That’s why it’s important for drivers to slow down and exercise caution when driving in rain, snow, and other bad weather.
Regrettably, these and other factors continue to contribute to fatal pedestrian accidents every year in our state. If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal accident, it is important that you seek legal guidance. An Oklahoma City wrongful death lawyer can help you recover financial compensation to cover funeral expenses, lost earnings, and more.
Our personal injury lawyers at Goudarzi & Young can help your family move forward and cope during these very difficult times. Our team has earned a reputation for providing fearless representation for our clients. You can depend on our team to provide your family with the representation that you need to achieve a favorable outcome for your lawsuit. Our team will fight to help you maximize the amount of compensation you are able to recover so you have the financial resources available to cover the costs and losses you face throughout the grieving process and beyond.
Our personal injury lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience. Contact our team today at 800-256-5169 to get started.
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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