Driver critically hurt as train hits vehicle in north Oklahoma City

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2022 at 10:55 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A 29-year-old man was critically injured Wednesday night when his vehicle was hit by a train in north Oklahoma City’s College Park area, reports KFOR.

The accident occurred on West Hefner Road, just east of North Lee Avenue, at about 7:05 p.m.

According to the Oklahoma City Police Department, the man drove through the signal arms at a railway crossing just as a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was approaching southbound.

Witnesses said it appeared the man was trying to drive over the tracks before the train neared, but was unable to travel fast enough, resulting in a crash.

Oklahoma City Fire crews worked to extricate the victim from the wreckage of his vehicle. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition with major head trauma.

The impacted crossing was shut down for an extended period during the response and 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 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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


Semi driver killed in train crash after failing to yield near Amber

Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 at 7:16 pm    

GRADY COUNTY, OK — One person died Monday afternoon after a semi-truck collided with a train near southwest Amber, according to KOCO.

The fatal crash happened on a span of County Road 1300 west of County Street 2840.

Details are limited at this time, but authorities said the driver of the semi failed to stop and yield at a railroad crossing, leading to the collision.

The impact of the wreck left the victim trapped in the wreckage for hours before they were later pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officials confirmed no one on the train was injured.

No further information has been provided as of this writing.

 

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 truck 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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Train strikes vehicle, closing section of 15th St in Edmond

Posted on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 10:50 pm    

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK — A train collided with a vehicle Tuesday afternoon, forcing part of a south Edmond road to close, according to KFOR.

The crash occurred at the 15th Street rail crossing, near an Office Deport store, shortly before 3:35 p.m.

Details are limited at this time, but Edmond Police said a span of 15th Street between South Broadway and Fretz Avenue would remain blocked as officers investigated.

Authorities have not disclosed any information on the driver of the vehicle, but no injuries were reported.

The public was urged to find alternate routes around the scene.

 

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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Man dead after being hit by train on NW 70th St and Shartel Ave

Posted on Sunday, May 1st, 2022 at 10:20 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man was fatally struck by a train in northern Oklahoma City this afternoon, according to information from OKC FOX 25 News.

The crash happened near the intersection of N Shartel Avenue and NW 70th Street at around 1:45 p.m., when a man walking near the train tracks was unable to get out of the way of an oncoming train. The train, which was described as “exceptionally long,” was also unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains 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 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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


Train hits car in North Oklahoma City

Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022 at 6:22 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A train collided with a vehicle in the north end of OKC on Saturday, reports KOCO.

The train crashed into the vehicle at Britton Road and Western Avenue. The car had several occupants who were able to get out before the collision.

No injuries have been reported as of this writing.


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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Driver fatally collides with train on I-35 near I-240

Posted on Monday, December 27th, 2021 at 2:02 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – According to KOKH, first responders were dispatched to a fatal crash on I-35 near I-240 Sunday.

Firefighter officials say a vehicle collided with a train. The impact ejected the unidentified driver from their vehicle and they were pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unclear when precisely the collision happened.

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.


Train collides with pedestrian near Manwell Acres

Posted on Friday, November 12th, 2021 at 2:35 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A train hit a pedestrian at Reno Ave and North Meridian Ave Thursday, News 9 reports.

Following the collision, first responders transported the pedestrian to an area hospital. Their current condition is unclear 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 personal injury 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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Man hospitalized after falling in front of train in Norman

Posted on Sunday, October 31st, 2021 at 7:13 am    

NORMAN, OK – A pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a passing train in Norman early yesterday morning, according to information from KOCO News.

The collision happened at Duffy Street at around 2 a.m. when a pedestrian standing near the railroad tracks fell in front of an oncoming train.

He was then taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries.

It is unclear if anyone on the train was hurt in the accident.

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 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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


4 hospitalized after Heartland Flyer train crashes into car carrier trailer

Posted on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at 9:56 pm    

MARIETTA, OK – Four people were hospitalized after the Heartland Flyer train crashed into an auto carrier trailer stuck on the tracks in Marietta on Friday night, according to KFOR.

The accident happened on U.S. Highway 77 and Addington Bend Road at about 7 p.m., after a carrier trailer had gotten stuck on the tracks and could not be moved.

The train conductors were not able to stop the train in time, despite the attempts of emergency personnel to warn them.

The trailer was split in two on impact, with vehicles sent flying in multiple directions.

Four occupants of the train were taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-critical injuries.

The driver of the carrier trailer was not hurt in the accident.

 

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 truck 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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 


22-year-old dump truck driver fatally struck by train in Canadian County

Posted on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 at 8:24 am    

OKARCHE, OK (CANADIAN COUNTY) – A 22-year-old truck driver was fatally struck by a train in Canadian County yesterday, according to KFOR.

The crash occurred on 234th Street NW, near Okarche, when the driver of a 2001 Freightliner dump truck attempted to drive across a set of railroad tracks. The truck was then struck by a Union Pacific train, which pushed the vehicle about a third of a mile before stopping.

22-year-old Warr Acres man Hugo J. Barrera, who was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was ejected from the vehicle.

Barrera was taken to the hospital in Kingfisher, where he was later pronounced dead.

 

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 truck 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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 

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