An Oklahoma man suffered injuries in a serious collision in which the four-wheeler he was riding was struck by a road grader on the morning of January 18. Although the man operating the road grader was not injured in the accident, the man riding the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) was transported to the hospital with leg …
An Oklahoma man suffered injuries in a serious collision in which the four-wheeler he was riding was struck by a road grader on the morning of January 18. Although the man operating the road grader was not injured in the accident, the man riding the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) was transported to the hospital with leg injuries. If you have been injured in an ATV accident in Oklahoma City, or elsewhere in Oklahoma, contact our knowledgeable attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center today. Too often, ATV riders are seriously injured in a wreck caused by another person’s negligence. Our lawyers have extensive experience protecting the rights of accident victims, and will work hard to help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical bills, and other accident-related expenses or losses.
ATV Rider Suffers Leg Injuries in Collision
According to Oklahoma state troopers, 42-year-old Martin Gates II was injured when the ATV he was riding was struck by a Caterpillar motor grader a few miles from Pernell in Garvin County, Oklahoma. The accident took place around 9:45 a.m. on January 18, when the four-wheeler pulled in front of the stationary grader. As the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports, the man operating the grader, 53-year-old Steven McConnell, failed to notice the four-wheeler in front of him and collided with the smaller vehicle. Gates was initially taken by Elmore City EMS to Pauls Valley General Hospital, but was later taken by ambulance to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma, where he was admitted in good condition with leg injuries. Troopers who responded to the accident reported that McConnell was not injured in the ATV accident.
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ATV accidents can result in serious injuries for riders, especially when they are struck by larger vehicles like passenger cars, commercial trucks, or, in this case, a road grader. Because four-wheelers offer far less protection than these other vehicles, ATV riders can suffer significant harm in a collision, possibly including broken bones, concussion, back or neck injury, spinal cord injury, crush injuries and more. Unfortunately, many devastating ATV accidents are caused by avoidable factors like negligence, which can come in the form of speeding, reckless driving, drunk driving or distracted driving. If you have sustained major injuries in an ATV accident in Oklahoma caused by another person’s negligence, our qualified attorneys can help. You may be entitled to reimbursement for your injuries and medical expenses, which you can pursue by filing a personal injury claim against the person or party found at-fault in the ATV accident.