Truck driver injured after load crushes him on Turner Turnpike

Posted on Monday, April 19th, 2021 at 8:21 pm    

OKLAHOMA CO., OK –  A truck driver died after the load he was carrying fell on top of him along Turner Turnpike Saturday afternoon.

According to News 9, the incident occurred along the Turnpike about one mile east of Luther.

Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say 37-year-old Mario Harrison stopped to check on his cargo. While he was assessing the unknown issue, the cargo shifted and fell on top of him.

Harrison was pinned under the load for an unknown amount of time. He died after sustaining injuries to his head, neck, and trunk.

 

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.


60-year-old man hospitalized following 3-vehilce crash in Newcastle

Posted on Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 6:54 pm    

NEWCASTLE, OK  – One man was taken to the hospital following a three-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck in Newcastle Tuesday morning.

According to the Chickasha Express-Star, the accident took place at about 11:30 a.m. as the driver of the semi attempted to merge onto I-44.

The semi was rear-ended by a pickup truck in the process of merging into the freeway. The semi swerved to the left, colliding with an SUV that was also traveling west on the interstate.

The driver of the pickup, 60-year-old Joseph Thompson, was extricated from the vehicle and taken to OU Medical Center with a serious leg injury.

Both the driver of the semi and two occupants in the SUV was also 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 City 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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Wrong way driver collides with semi truck

Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2020 at 7:32 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to an early morning call of a collision between a car and semi along Interstate 44 Friday.

According to KOKH, the incident was reported at around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. Upon authorities arrival at the scene, they noticed a head-on crash between a driver traveling on the wrong side of the road and a large truck in Classen.

The car also struck a fuel tank in the truck which then leaked diesel fuel on the freeway.

The driver of the car was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. There is no word whether or not the truck driver sustained any injuries in the crash.

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.

 

 


Traffic advisory for 5/26/20

Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at 9:37 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -I-35 near SE 51st Street was shut down today when a collision caused gravel to spill across the roadway.

Traffic resumed at approximately 2:05 p.m..

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation official twitter pages warns that drivers should expect traffic delays in this area.  

The Oklahoma City truck accident lawyers of Abel Law Firm have extensive experience helping those who’ve been hurt due to the negligent actions of others. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, 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.


Fatal Oklahoma Trucking Accident

Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2011 at 12:32 pm    

One person was killed in an Oklahoma trucking accident Wednesday morning.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident occurred shortly after 7:00 a.m. on U.S. Highway 169 in Nowata County. Trooper Eric Pitner of the Washington County detachment said the accident happened when an APAC Construction Company flagman stopped southbound U.S. 169 traffic. The road is being resurfaced and traffic is down to one lane.

Two vehicles stopped for the flagman, but a third could not, according to Pitner.

“The third vehicle was pretty much running at full speed and tried to stop at the last minute and locked his brakes for a distance and rear-ended the over vehicle and caught fire,” Pitner said.

The tractor-tailer that collided with the front two vehicles was driven by 57 year-old Arthur Vann Jr., of Duquoin. He was killed in the resulting fire which, Pitner said, was likely caused by a ruptured fuel tank.

None of the other drivers were injured in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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