Motorcyclist dead in alleged street racing crash in Tulsa
Posted on Sunday, May 24th, 2020 at 3:50 pm
TULSA, OK – A motorcyclist was killed Friday night in an alleged street racing crash in Tulsa, according to KRMG.
The accident occurred around 9 p.m. at the intersection of 51st Street and Memorial Drive. Police say that Fred Winters was drag racing when the collision happened.
Winters denies the allegation.
He has been taken into custody for charges of second-degree manslaughter.
The victim is Thomas Jalbert, 51, according to a briefing by News on 6, who died after being taken to the hospital.
According to police, Jalbert was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was speeding, but was not part of the race.
Police also say that coronavirus-related lockdowns may have contributed towards people wanting to get out and race on the streets.
This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma motorcycle accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a motorcycle, contact us today for a free consultation.