An 18-year-old woman was injured in an Oklahoma motorcycle accident when the 24-year-old driver of the motorcycle on which she was a passenger lost control of his vehicle and crashed. According to a news report in Ardmoreite.com, the motorcycle crash occurred on Chisholm Park Road south of Chisholm Road in Jefferson County. Officials say the 24-year-old male motorcyclist was attempting to catch up to another vehicle when he lost control. The female passenger of his 2004 Yamaha motorcycle suffered arm, leg, and other injuries. The driver refused treatment at the scene. Officials believe that the motorcyclist was traveling at an unsafe rate of speed.
Oklahoma motorists must travel not only under the speed limit, but also at a speed relative to the conditions on the roadway. Under Oklahoma Statute 11-801: “Any person driving a vehicle on a highway shall drive the same at a careful and prudent speed not greater than nor less than is reasonable and proper, having due regard to the traffic, surface and width of the highway and any other conditions then existing. No person shall drive any vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than will permit the driver to bring it to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead.”
Victims of motorcycle accidents would be well advised to discuss their legal rights and options with an experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorney. Financial compensation may be available for their medical bills, lost wages, suffering, and other related damages. The experienced motorcycle accident injury lawyers in Oklahoma City at the Maples Law Firm have a long history of handling motorcycle accidents throughout Oklahoma. Please contact us at (888) 226-6159 for a no-cost consultation.