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Man drives pickup through Tulsa protest, sends two people to hospital

TULSA, OK – A man sent two people to the hospital and possibly injured others when he drove his pickup truck through a crowd of protesters tonight on Interstate 244, according to a report by Tulsa World.

The driver of a red pickup pulling a horse trailer attempted to inch through a crowd of people gathered on I-244, bumping people along the way. Whenever he couldn’t make his way through the group, the driver threatened the crowd and placed a gun on his dashboard.

Demonstrators grew angry at the threat and began to throw water bottles at the pickup, which then sped through the group, hitting people.

At least two people were hospitalized, and others were possibly hurt.

Law enforcement officials did not initially stop the driver of the pickup, an action which was described by one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter event, Eric Gill, as “a microcosm of what we have been going through, [police brutality].”

Oklahoma Highway Patrol said they later stopped the driver of the pickup truck and that they were in the process of questioning him.

The rallies are a response against the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis and the 99th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Floyd’s killing has sparked a wave of protests across the nation against police brutality.

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 pedestrian 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 a vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Man wanted in Norman high-speed police chase

NORMAN, OK – A man is wanted by Oklahoma Highway Patrol following a high-speed police chase that caused a car accident yesterday morning.

News 9 reports that the incident began when officials attempted to stop the suspect for speeding near the intersection of Robinson and Interstate 35. The driver then fled down the interstate, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph.

The chase led a person driving a Mercedes to have an accident on 12th Street.

The chase ended around 7 a.m. when the driver damaged his tires while driving over the median and onto a service road.

The suspect fled the scene on foot.

The case is still under investigation at this time.

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 City car 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 a vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Man killed in train accident in Garvin County

PAULS VALLEY, OK (GARVIN COUNTY) – A pedestrian is dead following a train accident near US Highway 77 on Friday, reports KFOR.

The accident happened just after 3:45 a.m. about four miles south of Pauls Valley, which is around 58 miles south of Oklahoma City.

The victim is Joshua A. Lorenz, 35, who was hit by a train heading north.

There is no further information at this time regarding the circumstances of the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

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 train 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 a train, contact us today for a free consultation.


Man dies after Beckham County rollover crash

BECKHAM COUNTY, OK – A man died as a result of a rollover crash this afternoon near Erick, OK, according to a report by KFOR.

The accident happened around 12:10 p.m. on Interstate 40 East when a 1997 Ford Ranger blew a tire. The driver was unable to maintain control of the Ford, and it ran off the side of the road and rolled over. It landed upright on its wheels, according to the report.

The victim is Jerry Keith Mabry, 67, of Amarillo, TX, who was a passenger in the vehicle. He was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

He received head and leg injuries and was ejected from the Ford during the accident. He was admitted to the hospital in critical condition and died there around 1:30 p.m.

The Ford’s driver was not injured and was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

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 car 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 a vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Protester hit by pickup truck during Tulsa demonstration

TULSA, OK – A person was hit by a pickup truck during a protest along Interstate 44 today in Tulsa, reports KRMG and KFOR.

The protester was in a group located near I-44 when the pickup traveled into the shoulder lane and hit them.

The victim suffered non-critical injuries.

The accident shut down the westbound lanes of I-44 for several hours.

The protests are in response to the death of George Floyd, 46, who was killed Monday in an incident involving Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for around nine minutes as the handcuffed Floyd pleaded with the officer and told him that he couldn’t breathe.

He was unresponsive whenever he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead after an hour of revival attempts.

Protests are planned for the whole weekend in Oklahoma City and have occurred in many cities across the nation.

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 pedestrian 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 a vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


OKDoT issues weekend I-35 advisories (5/29/20)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s official Twitter account tweeted out an advisory regarding I-35 work zones throughout the state that may affect travel conditions this weekend.

Stillwater, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma City, and Wayne will all be affected, as will the stretch of road between Goldsby and Purcell. A detailed map of the affected areas can be found here.

Drivers are advised to avoid these sections of I-35 if and when possible.

Disclaimer: This is an informative article meant to help keep you informed about changing traffic conditions throughout Oklahoma. It should not be construed as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in the region, our Oklahoma City car accident lawyers would like to discuss your case with you. Contact the Abel Law Firm today to find out if you’re entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.


Injury accident reported at 301 SE 38th St

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The city’s Response & Accident Tracker reports that at least one person was injured in a car collision that occurred at 301 SE 38th Street shortly before noon today.

The accident happened at the street’s intersection with S Stiles Avenue. It is unclear how many vehicles were involved in the incident or how many injuries were sustained.

Traffic in the area was likely affected, and motorists are encouraged to avoid the intersection if at all possible.

This is an ongoing story which we will update should more information become available.

The Oklahoma City car accident attorneys of Abel Law Firm have extensive experience helping those who’ve been hurt due to the negligent actions of others. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, we can help. Our team will help you understand your rights and legal options and will seek the maximum compensation possible for your claim. Call us at (405) 451-5157 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation with us online.


Woman dies in head-on crash in Duncan

DUNCA, OK – A woman died in a head-on collision with another vehicle on the Oklahoma 7 Duncan Bypass Wednesday night, the Lawton Constitution reports. Police are investigating the incident.

Pamela Smith, 57, was traveling southbound when she lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons and drifted into the opposite lane. Smith sideswiped one northbound vehicle before slamming head-on into a second.

Passengers in the second vehicle were hurt in the collision although the severity of their injuries is unknown at this time.

The Oklahoma City car accident attorneys of Abel Law Firm have extensive experience helping those who’ve been hurt due to the negligent actions of others. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, we can help. Our team will help you understand your rights and legal options and will seek the maximum compensation possible for your claim. Call us at (405) 451-5157 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation with us online.


UPDATE: Driver in rear-end collision that killed four high school students charged with murder

ATOKA COUNTY, OK. – The driver of a pickup truck that rear-ended a vehicle carrying four high school students has been charged with murder.

According to sources, 42-year-old Bradley Shawn Pittman was arrested on Tuesday following his release from the hospital and was charged with four counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Hunter Ford, Fernando Flores, Jack Sarver, and Kaleb Foster.

As we previously reported, the multi-fatality crash occurred shortly before midnight at the intersection of Main Street and Radio Road on Memorial Day. Investigators discovered that Pittman’s blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit, and he was speeding at the time of the collision.

Three of the teens, Flores, Foster, and Ford, were pronounced dead at the scene. The fourth, Sarver, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Pittman has a history of previous citations and arrests, including nearly 20 traffic tickets, DUIs, reckless driving, assault, and battery of a law enforcement officer.

Our thoughts are with the families of the victims during this difficult time. We will continue to monitor this developing story and will post updates as they become available.


Woman in critical condition after crashing into trailer

HARPER, OK – A woman struck a truck’s trailer Monday and was pinned in her vehicle for 25 minutes before emergency responders could free her, the Woodward News reports.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 53-year-old Eva Jo Batman failed to yield at a stop sign and struck the trailer of Kenneth Henry Dees at the intersection of Highway 64 and County Road 174.

Batman’s vehicle was trapped under the trailer for 25 minutes before she was rescued by Laverne and Rosston Fire Departments.

Batman was taken to OU Medical Center by Air Evac. Dees was not injured in the collision. 

The Oklahoma City truck accident attorneys of Abel Law Firm have extensive experience helping those who’ve been hurt due to the negligent actions of others. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, we can help. Our team will help you understand your rights and legal options and will seek the maximum compensation possible for your claim. Call us at (405) 451-5157 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation with us online.


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