An Oklahoma woman is in stable condition after the motorcycle she was standing next to was struck by a pickup truck in Kingfisher County. Following the collision, 62-year-old Jeannie Lee Griffith was transported to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, with leg, arm, head and internal trunk injuries. If you have suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma, or in another type of accident you believe was caused by another person’s negligence, contact our reputable attorneys at Atkins & Markoff for legal help. Our legal team is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of motorcycle accident victims throughout the state, and will work diligently to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the Oklahoma motorcycle accident.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE
According to a report released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the devastating motorcycle accident took place at about 9:30 a.m. on May 19, on Airport Road about two miles west of U.S. 81 in Kingfisher County. The report indicates that a 2012 Dodge pickup truck driven by 61-year-old Robert Lyle Lee was traveling east on Airport Road, while a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle operated by 66-year-old John Henry Griffith was stopped on the side of the road. Jeannie Griffith was standing next to the motorcycle when it was struck by Lee’s pickup truck. In addition to Jeannie Griffith’s serious injuries, John Griffith also sustained leg, arm and internal trunk injuries, and was transported to Kingfisher Hospital, where he was treated and released. The driver of the pickup truck, Lee, did not suffer any injuries in the collision.
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Due to their small profile and the limited protection they afford riders, motorcycles have a high risk of being involved in accidents with passenger cars and trucks, and motorcyclists are significantly more likely to suffer life-threatening injuries in the event of a collision. In fact, statistics show that, per vehicle mile traveled in 2007, motorcycle riders were about 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a collision, and nine times more likely to be injured. If you have been injured in an Oklahoma motorcycle accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal accident, consult our knowledgeable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff today. Our law firm is located in Oklahoma City, and our attorneys have years of experience helping motorcycle accident victims throughout Oklahoma seek fair and timely reimbursement for their injuries.