9 children sent to hospital after van overturns in Logan County

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 8:14 pm    

LOGAN COUNTY, OK — Nine children injured Thursday afternoon when a van being used by the Hope House non-profit rolled over on Prairie Grove Road near Guthrie, according to Guthrie News Page.

The accident happened between Kelley Avenue and Santa Fe Road at around 2:00 p.m.

Details remain limited at this time, but some child passengers told investigators the driver was going at a high rate of speed on the dirt roadway before the van overturned.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, nine children were transported to multiple different hospitals in Oklahoma City. Four were taken to OU Medical Center, two were transported to Integris, and three went to Children’s Hospital.

One other child was flown by a medical helicopter. Officials did not confirm whether that child was the patient whose arm became trapped under the vehicle after the window broke during the rollover. Guthrie Fire crews use Jaws of Life tools to extricate the child from the wreckage.

It was unclear how many children were in the van at the time of the crash, but officials indicated not all the victims sustained serious injuries.

An adult driver was said to have not required transport.

An investigation by the OHP remains ongoing.

 

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.


Bicyclist killed after being rear-ended by driver in Guthrie

Posted on Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at 10:48 pm    

GUTHRIE, OK (LOGAN COUNTY) – A bicyclist was killed after being struck by a driver on Highway 77 near Guthrie yesterday afternoon, according to information from KFOR News.

The crash happened north of Guthrie on Highway 77 northbound near County Road 73 at about 1:41 p.m., when the driver of a 2013 GMC Sierra pickup truck failed to see a bicyclist, 52-year-old Edmond resident Richard Safi.

The driver, an 85-year-old woman, then crashed into the back of the bicycle.

Safi, who was wearing a helmet, was airlifted to the hospital, where he later was pronounced dead.

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 bicycle 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.

 


Motorcyclist injured in crash on Academy Rd near Guthrie

Posted on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at 10:19 pm    

LOGAN COUNTY, OK — One person was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon following a motorcycle accident in southwest Guthrie, according to Guthrie News Page.

Guthrie Fire crews and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene on Academy Road near West Prairie Grove Road, shortly after 4:00 p.m.

The cause of the crash was unclear, but authorities said no other vehicles were involved. The injured rider told officers his bike may have rolled over him in the wreck.

After receiving treatment at the scene, the patient was transported by ambulance to OU Medical Center. The extent of his injuries was not reported, but the rider was released from the hospital that same evening.

 

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.


Teenager injured after two-vehicle crash in Guthrie

Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 at 5:46 am    

GUTHRIE, OK – A teenager was hospitalized following a collision in Guthrie Monday morning, reports local media. 

The crash happened around 8 a.m. in the 3100 block of South Division Street. Drivers in a pickup truck and Mustang were both traveling south when the truck attempted to make a turn. The driver in the Mustang crashed into the rear of the pickup.

The teen driver in the Mustang was taken to OU Medical Center with leg and head injuries.

Guthrie Police are investigating the collision.

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.


1 injured after two-vehicle crash involving drunk driver

Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2022 at 4:38 am    

GUTHRIE, OK – One person was hurt and a woman was arrested after a two-vehicle crash in Guthrie Friday evening reports local media. 

The collision happened on I-35 in Guthrie. One of the vehicles rolled down an embankment after the impact.

A passenger in that vehicle was transported to OU Medical Center with injuries. The driver in the rolled vehicle refused medical treatment at the scene.

The woman driving the other vehicle was identified as Caitlin Pollard, of Guthrie. She and a child were the only occupants and both were not injured.

Pollard was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and booked into the Logan County Jail. She was charged with DUI and child endangerment on Monday.


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.


Update: Critically injured Woodcrest firefighter recovering from semi collision that killed 1

Posted on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 at 5:37 am    

GUTHRIE, OK – A firefighter was critically injured when a semi-truck struck a vehicle on Highway 33 on Feb. 12, reports News9.

The crash happened when a driver in a semi rear-ended a woman in a Toyota 4Runner on Highway 33 near Pennsylvania Avenue earlier this month.

The woman was pushed into oncoming traffic and was struck by Christopher Easley’s GMC as he was traveling eastbound on the highway. The woman died at the scene of the accident.

Easley was admitted to an area hospital in critical condition. He has since had three surgeries and is recovering.

This information is an update to a previous article on this 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.


1 killed, another in critical condition after multi-vehicle crash near Guthrie

Posted on Saturday, February 12th, 2022 at 4:35 am    

LOGAN COUNTY, OK – A woman died and a man was critically injured in a three-vehicle car accident on State Highway 33 Friday morning.

According to FOX25, the crash happened at an intersection on State Highway 33 and Pennsylvania Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Two vehicles, a semi-truck, and a Toyota 4Runner were traveling westbound on the highway when Gayle Lynn Lanoy, the 4Runner’s driver, stopped to make a legal turn onto Pennsylvania Avenue.

The semi-truck driver struck the 4Runner, pushing it into the eastbound lanes of the highway. Meanwhile, a GMC PK, driven by Christopher Wayne Easley, 39, was traveling east when the first collision happened and also struck the 4Runner.

Lanoy was ejected about 30-feet out of her vehicle. She was taken to OU Medical Center via Life Flight but succumbed to her injuries and died.

Easley was pinned into his GMC and had to be freed by emergency personnel. He was transported to OU Medical Center in critical condition.

The semi driver was not injured in the collision.

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.

 


Car crash in Noble County leads to delays on I-35 southbound

Posted on Sunday, January 23rd, 2022 at 8:36 pm    

PERRY, OK (NOBLE COUNTY) – An accident on I-35 southbound led to traffic delays and road closures in Noble County this evening, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The crash happened on I-35 southbound near mile marker 186 and Highway 64 in the Perry area at around 7:30 p.m.

All southbound lanes of the highway have been closed as authorities investigate.

It is unclear at this point what led to the collision or if anyone was injured.

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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

 

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