School bus crash injures 1 person near HIlldale

Posted on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 at 1:14 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – According to KFOR, a person was injured in a school bus crash at NW 10th St and Ann Arbor Ave Friday.

Students were on the bus when it wrecked around 2:45 p.m. It is unclear if the injured person was a student or the driver.

The current condition of the injured person is unknown.

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 bus 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 bus, contact us today for a free consultation.


Utah driver killed in 2-truck crash on I-40 near Clinton

Posted on Sunday, December 19th, 2021 at 9:43 pm    

CLINTON, OK (CUSTER COUNTY) – A truck driver from Utah was killed in a collision with another truck on I-40 in Custer County on Friday, according to information from KFOR.

The crash happened on I-40 W, about nine miles west of Clinton, as the driver of a 2019 Freightliner truck, a man from Bakersfield, California, was stopped in a construction zone. The driver of a 2015 Peterbilt semi-truck, 47-year-old Kim C. Gardner, of Santaquin, Utah, then crashed into the back of the Freightliner.

The impact sent the Peterbilt truck off the right side of the highway and into a ditch and caused Gardner to be ejected from the vehicle.

A 2018 Chevrolet Silverado was also struck with debris from the accident.

Gardner died at the scene.

Neither the driver of the semi-truck nor the pickup truck was reported as injured during the crash.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident 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 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.

 


Semi-truck accident blocks traffic near Mayfair West

Posted on Monday, December 13th, 2021 at 12:58 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Emergency crews cleared a crash involving a semi-truck at westbound I-44 and May Ave Monday morning, according to KOKH.

The incident was reported to authorities around 8:20 a.m.

It is unclear if anyone was hurt in the incident.

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.


OHP respond to fatal 2-vehicle collision on US 70

Posted on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 3:49 pm    

DURANT, OK – According to KFOR, a driver fatally collided with a semi-truck Monday on U.S. 70.

Jordan L. Cottingame, 26, was driving a Pontiac Vibe on eastbound U.S. 70 when he strayed into oncoming traffic and collided with the semi-truck. The impact ejected Cottingame from the Vibe.

Bryan County EMS took Cottingame to Alliance Durant. AirEvack then transported Cottingame to OU Medical, where he died. Cottingame was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

The driver of the semi-truck was not hurt in the incident.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash.

The exact location of the crash is unclear.

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 trucking 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 semi-truck, contact us today for a free consultation.


Driver fatally collides with semi-truck on SH 25

Posted on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 2:49 pm    

GROVE, OK  – Troopers reported to the scene of a fatal crash involving a semi-truck on SH 25 Wednesday, KTUL reports.

Justin Brown, 32, was driving east on SH 25 when he strayed into the path of a semi-truck in the westbound lane around 5 p.m.

Emergency crews pronounced Brown dead at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.

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 semi-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 a semi-truck, contact us today for a free consultation.


Police respond to fatal crash on IDL

Posted on Friday, October 29th, 2021 at 2:17 pm    

TULSA, OK – A semi-truck driver fatally collided with a male pedestrian Tuesday, Fox 23 reports.

The pedestrian was driving along the IDL Tuesday night when he crashed into a concrete barrier around 11:15 p.m. He then exited his vehicle and attempted to cross U.S. 412 on foot when the semi-truck hit him.

Emergency crews transported the victim to an areas hospital, where they later died.

Following the collision, the truck driver remained at the accident scene and cooperated with the police.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim.

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 pedistrian 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 while walking in Tulsa area, contact us today for a free consultation.


Fatal semi-truck crash reported on US 69

Posted on Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 at 2:06 pm    

STRINGTOWN, OK – A man lost their life following a semi-truck accident on US 69 north of Stringtown Monday, KIII reports.

Leroy Johnson, Medical Examiner, pronounced the driver, Adelbert Bellinger, 62, dead at the scene of the accident around 9 p.m. Johnson had Brown’s Funeral Home transport Bellinger”s body to his office in Oklahoma City.

Troopers are investigating the cause of 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 a semi-truck, contact us today for a free consultation.


Fatal 5-vehicle collision reported at WB I-240 and May Ave

Posted on Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 at 2:51 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A person lost their life and three other people were injured in a five-vehicle crash at westbound I-240 and May Ave, KOKH reports.

First responders were called to the crash site sometime Sunday morning. They pronounced John Thompson, 45, dead at the scene of the accident. He was ejected from his vehicle, despite wearing a seatbelt. He was the driver of the Honda Accord that was involved in the accident.

The Nissan Maxima occupants that were involved in the wreck, Brandon Moore, 27, and Tiffany Martin, 36, were both taken to the hospital with head trauma. Moore was released. Martin remains in the hospital in good condition.

Marla Lepi, 67, was driving a Ford Edge at the time of the collision. Like Moore, she was also treated for head trauma and released from the hospital.

Christopher Trawick, 35, was driving a semi-truck when the traffic accident happened. He was not hurt in the wreck.

Neither of the two occupants of the last vehicle, a Cadillac Ct5, were injured in the incident.

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.


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.

 


Update: Police release more info on I-35 motorcycle crash

Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2021 at 2:34 pm    

OKLAHOMA, CITY – Oklahoma City police have released more information on the crash involving a motorcycle Thursday at Southeast 44th St and I-35, News on 6 reports.

Josh Holderness, 26, was taken to the hospital by first responders after he collided with a truck. According to police, Holderness was at fault for the accident.

Police initially reported that Holderness died in the crash, but his family later confirmed he was still alive. His mother was able to identify him based on his tattoos.

Doctors induced Holderness into a coma due to severe swelling in his brain.

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 motorcycle 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 while riding a motorcycle, contact us today for a free consultation.

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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