Yet another Oklahoma motorcyclist has suffered fatal injuries in a collision allegedly caused by a negligent driver. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the motorcyclist was killed when he was struck by a passenger car attempting to turn left onto a highway in Payne County, Oklahoma. If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma that you believe was caused by the negligence of another motorist, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Atkins & Markoff to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the allegedly negligent driver, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
NEGLIGENT DRIVER MAY HAVE CAUSED FATAL COLLISION
According to the accident report, 41-year-old Jeremy Mezzell of Stillwater, OK was driving on Oklahoma 33 near Cushing, when he was struck by a vehicle that was trying to turn left onto Oklahoma 108. Troopers who responded to the scene of the motorcycle accident say that Mezzell was thrown approximately 25 feet from his motorcycle following the collision with the passenger car. Authorities reported that Mezzell was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident from head and internal injuries, while the driver of the passenger car suffered no injuries in the fatal crash.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES AND DEATHS
Motorcycle accidents occur far too often in Oklahoma and throughout the United States, and these collisions often prove deadly for the motorcyclist, given the small profile of motorcycles and the limited protection they provide riders. In fact, statistics show that motorcycles are involved in fatal crashes at an alarming rate of 35 per 100 million miles traveled, compared to a rate of only 1.7 per 100 million miles of travel for passenger cars. In 2006, motorcyclists were 35 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash, per vehicle mile traveled, and eight times more likely to be injured.
CONTACT OUR KNOWLEDGEABLE ATTORNEYS FOR HELP
The popularity of motorcycle riding has increase dramatically in recent years, and with spring and summer just around the bend, motorcyclists will begin hitting the nation’s roadways in droves. Unfortunately, an increase in motorcycle riding means an increase in motorcycle accidents, injuries and fatalities. If you have been injured in an Oklahoma motorcycle accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal accident, consult our reputable lawyers at Atkins & Markoff today. Our law firm is located in Oklahoma City, and our attorneys have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of motorcycle accident victims statewide. With our legal team on your side, you can seek fair and timely reimbursement for your injuries and protect yourself and your family from further harm.