Sally Ann Okuly was involved in a motorcycle crash six months ago and had been recovering since. On Sunday morning she did one of her favorite things – took her first walk since the motorcycle crash. Read more about motorcycle accident injuries.
The 59-year-old woman was walking from her home in Woodbridge, Va to a nearby Wawa gas station when the unimaginable happened. As she was crossing the street with a green light, Okuly was struck by a car driven by 24-year-old Amanda Styles-Mays. Okuly passed away the next morning in the hospital.
Her husband spoke out on the news as he fought through tears. He and his wife were meant to celebrate their 41st wedding anniversary on Monday. “She was the most giving person ever,” he said.
The Driver's Charges
The driver that struck Okuly has been charged with reckless driving and failure to yield to a pedestrian. The Prince William County Police spokesman released the following statement:
“The investigation revealed that a pedestrian was crossing Opitz Boulevard at the intersection with Montgomery Avenue in a designated crosswalk and with a pedestrian signal indicating to cross.
At the same time, the driver, and only occupant, of a 2007 Jeep Wrangler was at the same intersection attempting to make a left hand turn from Montgomery Avenue onto Opitz Boulevard with a solid green light. The driver of the Jeep Wrangler did not yield the right of way and proceeded to turn left, striking the pedestrian.
The pedestrian, an adult woman, was transported to an area hospital where she died on Nov. 18 as a result of her injuries sustained during the collision."
Our office’s thoughts and prayers go out to the Okuly family as they fight their way through this extremely unfortunate situation. The pain and suffering they’ve endured is unimaginable.
If you or someone you love is ever involved in a pedestrian accident and are injured or killed, it is imperative to hire a lawyer to represent the case. A lawyer will help protect the legal rights of the victim and their family and hold the at-fault party responsible for their actions.
If you have questions about how pedestrian accidents are handled or the laws associated with them, call our office at 800.637.8170. Our lawyers and legal team can help answer your questions and make sure that you have the information that you need.