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Man dribbling from Seattle to Brazil struck and killed

Oklahoma residents may have heard that man who was planning to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles from Seattle to Brazil was fatally injured when he was struck by a vehicle in Oregon. The man was hit by a pickup truck from behind as he was walking south on US 101, a busy coastal highway. The driver of the vehicle has been arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide. The driver, who has been cooperative with authorities throughout the investigation, was indicted in mid-June by a Lincoln County, Oregon grand jury.

Texting and walking increases risk of auto-pedestrian accidents

When walking out on the streets of Oklahoma, pedestrians should be aware of their surroundings. Liberty Mutual Insurance conducted a survey to determine how many pedestrians use their phones or listen to a headset while they are walking. Of the people questioned, 60 percent admitted that they talk on the phone, text, email or listen to music while walking. The more surprising statistic found is that 70 percent of the respondents said that they consider these behaviors dangerous.

Oklahoma City pedestrian injured in hit-and-run crash

Few types of car accidents result in worse injuries than pedestrian accidents. As some people know firsthand, pedestrians are often lucky if they survive a collision. Worse than a pedestrian accident, however, is a hit-and-run pedestrian accident.

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