Elderly driver strikes, injures 2 in Pittsburg Co. construction zone

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 at 10:46 pm    

PITTSBURG CO., OK – An elderly driver struck and injured two pedestrians in a construction zone southeast of Crowder this morning, Tulsa World reports.

The crash occurred around 9 a.m. near the intersection of Blocker Road and Acorn Lane, where a construction project had reduced the area to a single lane. An 84-year-old driver failed to stop as instructed, colliding with two men and a parked car. It is unclear whether the men were affiliated with the work site.

One of the men, a 25-year-old Tulsan, was flown to a hospital in Tulsa in serious condition. The other, a McAlester resident, was transported by ambulance to a local facility. Their current conditions are unknown.

The 84-year-old driver was unhurt. Investigators believe inattentive driving caused the crash.

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 City construction accident lawyers 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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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