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Man Critically Injured in Oklahoma Car Accident

Posted on May 24th, 2011 No Comments

A man was critically injured in an Oklahoma car accident early Sunday.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the three-vehicle accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 shortly after 4:00 a.m. Troopers say 26 year-old Shawnee-resident Richard Lewis was driving a 1998 Dodge Dakota westbound in the eastbound lanes when he collided with a 2001 International driven by 33 year-old Noe Saldana, of Phoenix.

According to the accident report, Lewis was transported by ground ambulance to OU Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. He sustained trunk internal and trunk external injuries, the report said.

Saldana was not injured in the accident.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, according to the troopers’ report.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma auto accident, please contact an Oklahoma Car Accident Attorney of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.

Oklahoma teen killed in suspected drunk driving accident

Posted on January 10th, 2011 No Comments

An accident on U.S. Highway 283 happened late on Friday January 7, killing a teen and critically injuring another.

According to police, the victims were driving on the highway when a Ford pickup crossed the center line and hit their vehicle, a Dodge car, sending it airborne and off of the road. 14 year-old Edgar Munez was killed by the impact and another passenger was critically injured. The driver of the Dodge and two passengers were taken to a local hopsital for treatment.

Police believe that the driver may have been drunk at the time of the accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, you may have legal grounds to sue the driver for negligence to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. To learn how our experienced Oklahoma drunk driving accident lawyers can help you pursue the justice and payment that you deserve, contact the Abel Law Firm today by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.

Two Killed in Oklahoma Car Accident

Posted on January 3rd, 2011 No Comments

A driver and passenger were killed on New Year’s Day in what appears to be a single-car accident. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the vehicle left a county road near Woodward, Oklahoma and rolled over. The crash occurred around 1:30 am on Saturday.

48 year-old Leonard Davidson and 39 year-old Norma Reyes were both killed in the crash. Neither was wearing a seat belt. Davidson died at the scene and Reyes later passed at the OU Medical Center from severe injuries.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident and you believe someone else is at fault, you may have legal grounds to pursue a personal injury lawsuit for compensation. To discuss your case with an experienced attorney, contact the Oklahoma car accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at 1-800-739-ABEL.

Authorities ID Man Killed in Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted on November 30th, 2010 No Comments

Authorities have identified a man who was killed in an Oklahoma car accident Tuesday.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 21 year-old Cameron Goforth, of Guthrie, was killed in a car accident Tuesday. Police say the accident occurred approximately a half-mile north of State Highway 51. The crash reportedly went unnoticed for over 30 minutes. Someone alerted authorities after driving over a piece of a metal warning sign.

According to Trooper Steve Burrows, Goforths vehicle plunged approximately 20 feet from the roadway into Stillwater Creek, which had about three feet of water. It is unclear why the car veered off the road, Burrows said.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.

Woman Killed, 2 Injured in Oklahoma City Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted on November 9th, 2010 No Comments

An Oklahoma motor vehicle accident Friday claimed the life of an Arcadia woman.

According to officials with the Oklahoma State Police, 26 year-old Amanda Degand was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 west of Tucumcari Friday. Police say the accident occurred shortly before 7:00 a.m. Officers learned that 25 year-old Roney Meyers, of Oklahoma City, was traveling east on Interstate 40 near mile marker 311 in a 2008 Toyota Prius when he lost control of the vehicle. Meyers left the roadway and struck a guardrail on the north side of the Intersate. He then crossed back over I-40 and struck another guardrail. The Pruis rolled numerous times.

During the rollover, Amanda Degand was thrown from the vehicle. She later died as a result of her injuries. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Meyers and another passenger, 37 year-old Charles Degrand, were transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Quay County for treatment. Information on the nature or extent of their injuries was not available.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.

Watts Man in Stable Condition After Oklahoma Car Crash

Posted on May 18th, 2010 No Comments

A man from Watts is listed in stable condition after a single-vehicle accident Monday night.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 29 year-old Jeremy Corley was traveling north on U.S. 59 shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday when the crash occurred. Authorities say Corley was driving his 2000 Ford Ranger pick-up truck when he lost control of the vehicle, ran off the right of the roadway, went through a fence and struck an embankment.

A preliminary accident report lists the cause of the crash as exceeding the legal speed limit.

Corley was wearing a seat belt and the air bag did deploy. He sustained external injuries to his head and trunk. He was transported by Siloam Springs EMS to Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital in Arkansas following the crash.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma City car accident, please contact a Oklahoma motor vehicle accident attorneys of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.

Oklahoma City Police Officer Crashes Along Interstate

Posted on May 18th, 2010 No Comments

An officer with the Oklahoma City Police Department sustained minor injuries when his car ran off the road Friday morning.

According to officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department, the officer says his vehicle became airborne after he hydroplaned on an interstate Friday. The officer lost control of his vehicle, careened off the left side of the roadway and down a grassy hill, crashing into a chain-link fence during morning rush hour off Interstate 44 and Interstate 240.

The officer walked away from the accident, and sustained only minor injuries in the crash. He said the roads were slick from morning rain. The crash did not cause a traffic backup. The squad car sustained minor damage.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma City car accident, please contact the Oklahoma City car accident attorneys of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046.

2 Killed in 3-Car Oklahoma Crash

Posted on May 12th, 2010 No Comments

Two people were killed in an Oklahoma car accident near Grove, Saturday.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, troopers respoinded to a call of a three-vehicle crash about five miles south of Grove on Highway 59. Police say a small sedan driven by 16 year-old Douglas Hudelston was traveling south when the vehicle careened off the right side of the roadway. Hudelston over-corrected causing the car to slide on the wet pavement, authorities say.

The vehicle crossed the centerline into the northbound lanes of traffic and struck a sedan driven by 69 year-old Gloria Ferguson head-on. Two passengers in Ferguson’s vehicle, 78 year-old Betty Jeffries and 58 year-old Randy Jeffries, died from their injuries.

Ferguson was transported to a hospital in Oklahoma City in fair condition. Hudelston was treated at a hospital in Joplin and then released.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ friends and families.

One Dead, One Injured in I-40 Crash

Posted on April 20th, 2010 No Comments

A woman was killed and a man injured in a car crash on Interstate 40 Saturday.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 24 year-old Ashley T. Madison was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Madison was a passenger in a northbound car shortly after 2:00 a.m. when a sport utility vehicle traveling the wrong way in northbound lanes collided with her vehicle head on, the patrol reported.

The driver of the SUV, 22 year-old Justin T. Hill, of Norman, continued driving down the road for an unspecified distance before losing control of the vehicle. The SUV rolled onto its top, pinning Hill in the vehicle. The motor vehicle accident was a shock to drivers and locals in the area.

The driver of Madison’s car, 33 year-old Sukhbinder Matharu, of Edmond, was transported to an area hospital, where he was treated and released.

Car accidents can have a devastating impact on the lives of the victims and their loved ones. Our hearts go out to the victims and all of those involved in the accident.

4-Year-Old Killed in Oklahoma Car Accident

Posted on April 13th, 2010 No Comments

A toddler from Miami, Oklahoma died Friday night after his mother’s vehicle ran off the road and rolled over.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 4 year-old Robert Hardee was a passenger in a westbound car on State Highway 10C, about five and a half miles north and one mile east of Wyandotte in Ottaway County when the crash occurred. Police say the boy’s mother, 32 year-old Tamara Hardee, lost control of the vehicle and it rolled 2 and a half times, and came to rest upside down shortly before 7:30 p.m.

According to a report released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Tamara Hardee’s 7 year-old daughter was transported to a local hospital in good condition. The police report lists the cause of the collision as driving under the influence of medication.

Robert Hardee was not wearing a seat belt.

It is unknown whether Tamara Hardee will face charges.