A serious event was recently reported as having taken place in Oklahoma. The incident involved a car and pedestrians, and the collision resulted in catastrophic injury. Reports stated that a 21-year-old man was walking with his girlfriend when his ex-girlfriend — who was driving the vehicle — came up to them. They apparently argued, and afterward, the couple walked away from the road and into a grassy area.
The driver then drove the car off of the road in order to follow the two individuals. She went around bushes and into the grass at speeds that caused her vehicle to come off the ground. The vehicle then collided with the 25-year-old woman who had been walking with the man. The victim went underneath the car. She was transported from the scene, but she died from her injuries.
The driver of the car left the scene, but authorities located her at her home. She was taken into custody and is facing charges for first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other allegations. At the time of the report, she was still in custody on bond.
The family of the woman who suffered the catastrophic injury are undoubtedly shocked by this incident. As a result, they may wish to file a civil claim of their own against the driver considered at fault in addition to the criminal charges she is already facing. If the woman is convicted of the charges brought against her, the chances of success for a wrongful death claim may increase. A successful claim could allow the family to be awarded compensation for damages permissible under Oklahoma law.
Source: tulsaworld.com, “Update: Pedestrian dies after hit-and-run crash; police say attack may have been premeditated“, Paighten Harkins, Sept. 3, 2016
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