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7-Year-Old Girl Killed in Oklahoma Car Accident

Posted on March 30th, 2010 No Comments

A seven year-old girl from Fort Worth, Texas is dead following a Saturday morning car accident in Oklahoma.

According to an accident report from the Oklahoma State Patrol, seven year-old Cheyanne Rhodes died shortly before 12:00 p.m. Saturday. Rhodes was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle that overturned on Interstate 35 near Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Rhodes was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to officials with the Oklahoma State Patrol. The vehicle she was riding in apparently lost control on the snow covered roadway and overturned. Rhodes was ejected from the SUV. Preliminary police reports say Rhodes’ mother, Cenece Rhodes, the driver of the SUV, was distracted by a cell phone call when the accident occurred.

Cheyanne Rhodes was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Man Hospitalized After Pulling Teen from Car Wreck

Posted on March 30th, 2010 No Comments

A good Samaritan in southwest Oklahoma city is in the hospital after rescuing a drag racing teen who crashed his car into a taco van Sunday night.

According to officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department, the 16 year-old driver was drag racing shortly after 5:00 p.m. on South West 29 near South Shartel Avenue when the accident occurred. The teenager’s vehicle veered into a parking lot and smashed into a taco van. The van and the car both erupted in flames.

Police Lieutenant Chris Gayhart said a bystander helped pull the driver of the car out of the wreckage. The good Samaritan was taken to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation.

The teenage racer ran from the scene of the crash, but was later found, Gayhart said. He received tickets for not having a state driver’s license, leaving the scene of an accident, and illegally racing. The taco van and the car were both destroyed by fire.

Police say they have no information on the other driver of the motor vehicle accident, who was racing at the time of the crash.

8 sent to hospital after 7-car accident

Posted on March 26th, 2010 No Comments

A seven car pile-up in southwest Oklahoma City on Thursday morning sent eight people to the hospital.

The accident occurred around 7:17 a.m. near the intersection of SW 59 and State Highway 152 when a car stalled in the roadway. Another driver failed to see the stalled vehicle and crashed into it, with multiple vehicle collisions occurring shortly after. Police say that eight people were rushed to a nearby hospital, two of them in critical condition. A 19-month-old child injured in the crash is expected to recover.

Our hearts go out to the victims and all of those involved in the collision.

2 Injured in I-44 Semi Crash

Posted on March 16th, 2010 No Comments

Two people were injured after their car was struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 44 early Tuesday morning.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway PAtrol, the accident occurred on Interstate 44 near the Yale exit. Troopers say the driver of the tractor-trailer was attempting to navigate a lane change and the car was in the driver’s blind spotl.

A second semi-truck that was following close behind the two vehicles was unable to avoid the wreckage ahead of him and struck the rear of the first tractor-trailer.
Police say neither truck driver was injured in the crash.

According to preliminary reports from the Tulsa Police Department, four people in another vehicle escaped injury after their car ran up onto the interstate median and lost a wheel.

The two people in the first car were transported by ambulance to a Tulsa area hospital following the crash.

Police did not release details on the nature or extent of the victims injuries.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, please contact a Oklahoma personal injury lawyer of The Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-704

DUI Driver Makes Bail; Victims' Family Outraged

Posted on March 16th, 2010 No Comments

The family of a man who was killed in a car crash say they are shocked that the man responsible for the accident has been released on bail.

Darby Minor’s 5 year-old grandson Adam Stutts was killed when he was a passenger in a vehicle with his 3 year-old sister Avery that was struck by a pickup truck from the rear. Avery was seriously injured in the crash.

Police say 60 year-old James Opp was driving the pickup truck involved in the crash. Opp has been charged with first-degree manslaughter. He paid $20,500 bail and was released from jail on Saturday.

Minor said she understands the manslaughter charge (it was originally a murder charge), but the family did not expect Opp to get bail. “We had confidence that he had enough of a record behind him and he had broken bond before and I didn’t even consider that they’d let him out,” Minor said. “It’s shocking to us, it’s hurtful and I think it will be to the community too… it’s just wrong that he’s out on the street and we want him behind bars.”

Opp admitted to drinking moonshine and taking Xanax before the crash.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, please contact a Oklahoma personal injury lawyer of The Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-704

Woman Dies Following Tulsa Car Accident

Posted on March 10th, 2010 No Comments

A woman involved in a single-vehicle accident died at a Tulsa hospital Thursday.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 26 year-old Lucero Alvarado was transported to St. Francis Hospital after the car crash. She died at St. Francis the following day.

A report released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Alvarado was traveling eastbound on West 40th Street North about a mile east of U.S. 69 when she lost control of her vehicle. The car ran off the left shoulder of the road and rolled three times. Alvarado was ejected from the vehicle. She was found 27 feet away from the wreckage.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol listed the cause of the crash as unsafe speed.

Alvarado was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, police say.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, please contact the Oklahoma personal injury lawyer of The Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.

Benefit Concert Held for Victims of Oklahoma Car Accident

Posted on March 10th, 2010 No Comments

A crowd of hundreds showed up Sunday for a concert to benefit a family involved in a fatal Oklahoma car crash.

Last month Eric Stutts’ son, 5 year-old Adam Stutts was killed when an allegedly drunk driver crashed into the family’s car last month. Adam’s younger sister Avery was seriously injured in the accident; she remains in the hospital. The Stutts have mounting medical bills and do not have health insurance.

Friends put together a fundraiser concert to raise money for the family. The concert was held at the Oklahoma City Farmer’s Market. Organizers estimate the event raised between $3,000 and $4,000.

Eric Stutts’ uncle Bryan said of the event, “you see this kind of stuff on the news all the time and you think wow that’s really kind of sad, but whenever it happens to your family members it really hits home.”

If you or someone you love has been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, please contact the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of The Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.

Oklahoma Police Chase Ends in Fatal Crash

Posted on March 2nd, 2010 No Comments

A man was killed Monday when he rolled his car while attempting to evade a sheriff’s deputy.

According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 29 year-old Brennan Guidry crashed his 1994 Chevy Suburban as he attempted to cross an intersection at Pecan Road and Gate Road. A Kay County Sheriff’s deputy tried to stop Guidry for traffic violations shortly after 8:00 p.m. Guidry’s vehicle rolled as failed to cross the intersection. Guidry was partially ejected from the vehicle. He sustained massive injuries to his head.

He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The pursuing deputy was not injured in the accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by the reckless or negligent behavior of another individual, you may be eligible for compensation for pain, suffering, and medical expenses. Contact the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of The Abel Law Firm at 405-239-7046 to discuss your legal options.

Child Killed in 3-Car DUI Crash

Posted on March 2nd, 2010 No Comments

A child was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Oklahoma City Friday; another child and two adults were injured.

Oklahoma City police officials said officers were called to the scene of an accident at the intersection of South Western and Interstate 240. According to Lt. Daniel Stewart, the man responsible for the accident was driving under the influence.

The crash occurred shortly after 7:00 p.m. when the impaired man smashed into a car that was stopped at a red light. The impact of the collision pushed the car into the intersection where it was struck by another vehicle.

The driver of the first vehicle was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released into police custody.

No additional information on the victims has been released.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by the reckless or negligent behavior of another individual, you may be eligible for compensation for pain, suffering, and medical expenses. Contact the Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of The Abel Law Firm at 405-239-7046 to discuss your legal options.