UPDATE: Woman arrested after fatal motorcycle crash in Oklahoma City
Posted on Friday, May 20th, 2022 at 8:06 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A 70-year-old woman has been arrested after a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon that claimed the life of a teenager in Oklahoma City, reports KFOR.
First responders arrived at the scene in the area of Southwest 107th Street and South Western Avenue at about 12:22 p.m.
A preliminary investigation indicates the 17-year-old victim was riding a motorcycle northbound on Western Avenue. The woman was behind the wheel of an SUV when she pulled out of a private driveway, into the motorcyclist’s path. Shortly after, the rider struck the SUV.
Authorities believe the victim, a student at Westmoore High School, may have been killed instantly.
The driver of the SUV was taken into custody and booked into Cleveland County Jail. She faces multiple charges, including DUI, first-degree manslaughter, and failure to yield.
An investigation remains ongoing.
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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.