A 39-year-old man was recently killed in an Oklahoma car accident when an SUV rear-ended his motorcycle. According to a News On 6 report, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred on Oklahoma 48 north of Oklahoma 33 in Creek County. Officials say the Mannford man slowed down to make a left into a private drive when an SUV slammed into his motorcycle from behind. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. It is not clear if the 39-year-old female driver of the SUV will face charges, but the cause of the Oklahoma fatal collision is still under investigation.
There are a number of ways that a rear-end collision can occur. Drivers who are distracted may fail to notice that the vehicle in front of them has slowed down. Motorists who are tailgating may not have enough time to avoid a collision. Drivers who are drunk or speeding may not react in time to stop the rear-end collision from occurring. Drivers who are not entirely focused on the roadway may overlook a motorcycle or another smaller vehicle that has slowed down ahead.
Drivers who cause rear-end collisions may be held accountable for the damages they cause. When a rear-end collision results in fatal injuries, the victim’s family can pursue compensation for losses such as medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages and benefits, and other related damages.
The experienced Oklahoma motorcycle crash injury attorneys at the Maples Law Firm offer free consultations to anyone who has lost a loved one in a fatal crash. Our reputed Oklahoma motorcycle accident attorneys can be reached at (888) 226-6159. Please do not hesitate to contact us to obtain more information about pursuing your legal rights.