A 21-year-old man from Tulsa was killed recently as the result of a hit-and-run accident with a motor vehicle. According to an article from Oklahoma’s News On 6, the accident happened on Oct. 29 at around 10:15 p.m. on West 71st Street.
Reports from the Tulsa Police Department indicate the victim was pedaling eastbound near the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center when a white car struck him from behind. The impact of the Oklahoma Car Accident threw the cyclist from his bike and into another vehicle in front of him. The driver of the white car then fled the scene before witnesses could gather any further information.
Despite the bicyclist wearing both a helmet and reflectors, he died at the scene of the accident. Tulsa Police say they are continuing their investigation into the incident.
Accidents like this have prompted many Oklahomans to call for stiffer punishments for fleeing the scene of an accident. As the law now stands, failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in injury, property damage, or death can lead to a misdemeanor charge punishable by a $500 fine.
The Tulsa Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers understand how frustrating the loss of a loved one due to a tragic accident can be, and our law firm is here to answer questions about your legal rights if you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own.