Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) December 07, 2013
A fatal car crash in late October should serve as a warning to drivers that street racing is a reckless activity that can have devastating consequences, according to Jeff Martin, a car accident lawyer in Tulsa at the Law Offices of Jeff Martin.
A report by News 9 (“Tulsa Street Racing Wreck Victim, 18, Dies Of Her Injuries,” October 28) said that two vehicles were racing when one of the cars crashed into a van. An 18-year-old high school student in the van died as a result, the report stated.
“This accident underscores the extreme danger of street racing in a densely populated city. Drivers who choose to engage in this extremely risky type of behavior are putting the lives of innocent people sharing the road at risk,” said Martin, who represents victims of negligence and families who lost loved ones in accidents. “We have seen firsthand the devastating impact of street racing and speeding accidents. We hope this tragedy serves as a reminder to all drivers to slow down and always act responsibly behind the wheel. Our thoughts are with the family of the young woman who died.”
According to News 9, two vehicles were racing down 81st Street in South Tulsa when one of the vehicles, a Ford Crown Victoria, crashed into the van carrying the accident victim and her family as they were turning onto Delaware Ave at the intersection of 81st and Delaware.
The News 9 article said that the Crown Victoria crashed into the van at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour, hospitalizing three and leaving the woman, a high school junior who was returning home from church, with fatal injuries to her brain.
“Street racing is a dangerous and illegal activity in Tulsa, where our city is linked together in a grid-like fashion that may encourage the activity on our roadways. However, accidents involving street racers looking for a thrill can be particularly catastrophic, resulting in serious injuries or even death,” said Martin, a car accident attorney in Tulsa.
“We know law enforcement will prosecute street racers to the fullest extent of the law,” Martin said. “Additionally, personal injury attorneys can help victims of these accidents pursue compensation. Lawyers can hold the negligent individuals accountable and help send a message that reckless behavior will not be tolerated on Oklahoma streets.”
About the Law Offices of Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin has been a personal injury attorney in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for over two decades. He and his colleagues at the Law Offices of Jeff Martin are known for aggressive, reliable representation and they have successfully sued big insurance companies and other corporations when clients’ personal injury cases could not be settled out of court. The law firm works on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay nothing if you don’t win. The Law Offices of Jeff Martin is located at 4815 S. Harvard, Suite# 380, Tulsa, OK 74135. For more information about what to do after a car accident and the legal options available to Oklahoma residents, call (800) 980-9205 or visit http://www.jeffmartinlaw.com.