NTSB to Discuss Fatal OK Turnpike Crash
Posted on September 29th, 2010
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a meeting to discuss an Oklahoma trucking accident that killed 10 people on a northeastern turnpike.
According to officials with the NTSB, the meeting is set for Tuesday in Washington, D.C. after which a summary of the board’s final report on the June 26, 2009 accident will be issued. Court documents show 77 year-old Donald L. Creed, of Willard, Mo., pleaded guilty last month to 10 counts of negligent homicide as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 10 years probation and barred from possessing a commercial driver’s license.
According to the Oklahoma Police Department, Creed was driving a tractor-trailer for Associated Wholesale Grocers when the truck collided with vehicles that had stopped for another accident on the Will Rogers Turnpike. The crash killed four people from Oklahoma City; three from Frisco, Texas; one from Crossroads, Texas, and two people from Phoenix, Arizona.
If you have been injured due to the reckless or negligent actions of another party, please contact the Oklahoma trucking accident attorneys of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.
18 Injured in Bus Crash
Posted on September 20th, 2010
Authorities say 18 people were injured Saturday when a charter bus en route to Oklahoma City crashed.
According to officials with the Department of Public Safety, the bus was traveling from DAllas to Oklahoma City and stuck a concrete barrier early Saturday on a highway just north of Sanger. The bus did not overturn, but passengers were ejected through side windows that opened and broke on impact.
Police say the accident occurred when the bus driver tried to avoid a vehicle that had swerved in front him.
Eighteen of the 33 passengers on board the bus were transported to area hospitals with varying degrees of injuries. One person was taken by air ambulance to a Dallas hospital in serious condition.
If you have been injured in a bus or car accident in Oklahoma City, please contact an Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorney of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.
Oklahoma City Man Injured in Boat Crash
Posted on September 15th, 2010
An Oklahoma City man was injured in a hit-and-run boat crash Saturday.
According to an official with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 38 year-old Greg Scherff was injured in a crash shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Lake Eufaula Saturday. Troopers say the boat Sheriff was in was stopped in the Standing Rock area of the lake when it was struck from behind by a boat driven by Aaron Jones. That boat fled the scene of the accident.
According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Matt Drummund, Jones and the driver of the boat that was hit knew each other. Drummond said Jones cooperated with investigators Sunday, but had a different version of how the collision happened. “[Jones] has a different story,” Drummond said. “Right now we’re getting the witnesses together so that we have all the facts before we present what we have.”
Scherff was transported to a Muskogee hospital for treatment, following the crash.
If you have been injured due to the reckless or negligent actions of another party, please contact an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.
Highway 136 Shutdown After Tanker Truck Crash
Posted on September 7th, 2010
A section of Oklahoma State Highway 136 has been closed following a tanker truck crash.
According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, an area of Highway 136 about three miles north of Guymon in the Oklahoma Panhandle is closed and a nearby area being evacuated because the truck was carrying anhydrous ammonia and is equipped with pop-off valves. The Guymon Fire Department has crews at the scene of the crash. A spokesperson for the GFD said the driver of the truck was injured and crews were working to extract the man from his vehicle.
The Department of Environmental Quality will also be assisting with clean up at the crash site.
If you have been involved in an Oklahoma trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact an Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyer of the Able Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.
1 Killed, 1 Injured in Oklahoma Car Accident
Posted on September 1st, 2010
One man was killed and another critically injured in an Oklahoma car accident Tuesday morning.
According to officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department, 32 year-old Charles Kytta, of Broken Arrow, was pronounced dead at the scene by EMSA paramedics. The other man, 21 year-old Cody Zimmier, was transported to St. John Medical Center in critical condition following the accident.
Police say Zimmier was traveling southbound on Oklahoma 11, just north of the Pine Street overpass, when his sport utility vehicle crossed the median and struck Kytta’s BMW in the northbound lanes shortly after 9:00 a.m. Zimmier’s vehicle came to rest upside down. Neither vehicle had any passengers.
The accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ family and friends during this difficult time.