A fatal motorcycle accident occurred on Wednesday, February 16, which left a 62-year-old pastor dead, according to KFOR. The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. as the man was exiting I-35 and lost control of the motorcycle when it hit sand on the roadway. The bike skidded on its side for about 100 feet before coming to a rest. After hitting the pavement, the motorcyclist suffered a fatal head injury, even though he was wearing a helmet.
Further investigation of this tragic motorcycle accident in Oklahoma will determine whether or not negligence had a contributing role in the cause of the crash. Since the man lost control when his bike hit the sand, investigators may want to figure out why the sand was there in the first place to determine if the sand was there due to a person’s mistake. Sand is frequently used to help stuck vehicles regain traction in the snow. Leftover sand could have contributed to the fatal Oklahoma motorcycle accident. While this is a plausible option, investigators may want to examine the motorcycle itself to ensure that all components were working properly and that there were no mechanical defects. If it is found that there was a faulty motorcycle part, the manufacturer of the bike could be held liable.
If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, one of the dedicated Oklahoma motorcycle accident attorneys at The Maples Law Firm can help you. Our lawyers are well versed in Oklahoma laws surrounding these types of accidents and can help you understand your rights and options. Contact The Maples Law Firm today at 1-888-226-6159 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you.