5 injured when train plows through semi-truck near Thackervile

Posted on Monday, October 18th, 2021 at 2:21 pm    

THACKERVILLE, TX – According to ABC News, several passengers on a train were injured after it crashed through a semi-truck hauling vehicles at Hwy 77 and Addington Bend Rd on Friday.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. when the semi-truck got stuck due to the elevation of the train tracks and the weight of it’s load.

A bystander who was in a vehicle behind the semi-truck caught the incident on film. Footage shows Amtrak Train 822, which goes from Fort Worth, Texas to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, barreling through the trailer, sending debris and an SUV flying across the roadway.

The bystander called 911, who then contacted the railroad network operator. Unfortunately, the train could not be stopped in time.

According to the police, the semi-truck driver was “shaken up” but otherwise uninjured in the collision. Of the 110 passengers and crew members onboard the train, five people were hospitalized at hospitals in the area with non-life-threatening injuries. All patients have been treated and released.

Local and state authorities are investigating 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 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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Driver fatally collides with paving truck at I-40 and Meridian Ave

Posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 1:25 pm    

MERIDIAN, OK – KFOR reports that a man is dead following a fatal collision with a paving truck on I-40 Tuesday.

Joseph Wilson, 49, was driving a Nissan Xterra on eastbound I-40 near Meridian when he changed lanes and struck the Ford F-650 paving truck.

First responders were dispatched to the collision around 4:42 p.m.  They transported Wilson to an area hospital where he later died.

The cause of the crash has been listed as an “unsafe lane change” by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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 lawyers 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 truck, contact us today for a free consultation.


Update: Victim of fatal crash on I-35 identified by Troopers

Posted on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at 2:06 pm    

GUTHRIE, OK – Authorities identified the victim of a fatal wreck involving a semi-truck on I-35 Friday morning, according to KFOR.

Harry Hueston, 24, was driving a Honda Civic on southbound I-35 near Hwy 33 when he rear-ended a semi-truck. First responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident and pronounced Hueston dead around 10 a.m.

The crash is under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.


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 lawyers 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 slams into semi-truck on Kilpatrick Turnpike

Posted on Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 2:40 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A driver was hurt when she went the wrong way down the John Kilpatrick Turnpike and plowed into a semi-truck on Sunday, KOKO reports.

A semi-truck was eastbound on the John Kilpatrick Turnpike near Rockwell Ave when he swerved to avoid the woman’s vehicle. She struck the trailer part of the vehicle, suffering minor injuries in the process.

Police had trouble locating the victim because she hid from officers. However, they did eventually locate her.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

This information is presented 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. So, if you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck, contact us today for a free consultation.


Update: Victim of deadly Broken Arrow crash with semi-truck identified

Posted on Friday, August 20th, 2021 at 1:15 pm    

BROKEN ARROW, OK – The name of the woman killed after colliding with a semi-truck Tuesday morning at Elm Place and Greely St has been released by officials, News 9 reports.

Taylor Thesenvitz, 34, was driving on southbound Elm Pl. As she approached the intersection with Greely St, she strayed into the northbound lanes and was struck by a semi-truck. The impact sent Thesenvitz’s sedan into a ditch.

First responders arrived on the scene around 6:10 a.m. They closed down the intersection for several hours to investigate the collision and clean up the wreckage.

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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Driver dies after collision with semi-truck at Elm Place and Greeley St

Posted on Wednesday, August 18th, 2021 at 2:54 pm    

BROKEN ARROW, OK – A sedan driver died after colliding with a semi-truck at Elm Place and Greely St Tuesday morning, Fox 23 reports.

The collision occurred around 6 a.m. and it sent the sedan into a ditch. The semi-truck’s front end was severely damaged in the crash, but its driver was unharmed.

Following the accident, police closed down the area so they could investigate the crash.

Neither the cause of the wreck or the identity of the deceased victim has been released by officials 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 trucking accident lawyers 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.


Injuries reported in multi-vehicle accident at I-44 and Airport Rd

Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 at 1:30 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Reports of injuries and people trapped in their cars are coming from a multi-vehicle crash at I-44 southbound and Airport Rd, according to OKC Fox.

Troopers are at the scene of the accident. The crash included at least three semi-trucks, though the exact number of vehicles involved is unknown.

The cause of the accident and the current condition of the victims is unavailable 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 trucking accident lawyers 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.


Pedestrian walks onto I-244, struck, killed by semi-truck

Posted on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 at 1:45 pm    

TULSA, OK – A man was struck and killed by a semi-truck on I-244 Tuesday evening, reports News on 6.

At around 6:45 p.m. a semi-truck was traveling on westbound I-244. As it approached the intersection with Main St, the pedestrian walked out onto the street and was struck by the semi.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released. Investigators are working to try and determine the cause of 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 trucking accident lawyers 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


Overturned semi blocks westbound lanes on I-40

Posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 9:35 pm    

CUSTER CO., OK – Troopers blocked several lanes on I-40 after a semi-truck overturned on Wednesday morning.

According to a tweet by OHP, the accident took place at about 8:22 a.m. within the westbound lanes of I-40 at mile marker 80.

The cause of the crash is unclear at this time. However, all westbound lanes were shut down for several hours while emergency crews worked to remove the truck from the roadway. All lanes were reopened shortly after 2 p.m.

No injuries have been reported as a direct result of the crash.

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.


Snowplow catches fire following collision on Hwy 169

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 at 6:42 pm    

TULSA, OK – A snowplow driver escaped serious injury after his vehicle caught fire along Highway 169 following a Wednesday morning crash.

According to Fox 23, the driver slid on the roadway and crashed into a light pole near 71 Street.

The truck subsequently caught fire along the roadway. The driver was able to get out without sustaining any notable injuries.

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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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