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OK Construction Worker Struck By Car, Driver Flees the Scene

A construction worker in Oklahoma was struck by a vehicle while working on an underground water line in the area of NE 121 and Kelley Avenue. According to Oklahoma City police, they arrested a man after he drove into a construction zone, hit Clayton Crawford, 57, with his car and fled the scene. Thirty-year-old Damian Johnston Dial was arrested February 18 on a complaint of assault with a deadly weapon – a motor vehicle – and Crawford was taken to OU Medical Center with head injuries. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident or another type of accident in Oklahoma caused by negligence, consult our reputable attorneys at Atkins & Markoff to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and medical bills, which you can pursue by filing a lawsuit against the allegedly negligent person or party.


Kelley Avenue is closed between Hefner Road and NE 122 while construction workers install an underground water line on the west side of the road. Police responded to a call from the area of NE 121 and Kelley Avenue, where a construction worker told police a man in a white Chevrolet Impala drove through the road closed signs and ran over Clayton Crawford’s foot. At that point, the man, later identified as Damian Dial, got out of the car and exchanged words with Crawford. The driver got back into his car and Crawford yelled at his co-workers to note the license plate number on the vehicle. The driver then drove the car forward, knocking Crawford into the hood and causing him to roll off the hood about 20 feet from the point of impact.


Police found Dial about one hour after the accident and brought him to the scene, where two witnesses identified him as the driver. Dial was taken to the Oklahoma County jail and was released on February 21. Following the accident, Crawford was transported to OU Medical Center, where he received treatment for his head injuries and has since been released. If you have suffered serious injuries in an accident in Oklahoma caused by another person’s negligence, don’t hesitate to protect your legal rights. Contact our knowledgeable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff to discuss the possibility of filing a personal injury claim against the person found at-fault in the accident. With our attorneys on your side, you can seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries and protect yourself and your family from further harm.