Update: Man who crashed into employee, fuel tanker, returns to scene

Posted on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at 2:03 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The man who crashed into an employee and a fuel tanker at an OnCue gas station was apprehended by police after returning to the scene of the crime early Tuesday morning, reports KOCO.

The bizarre incident started when a small vehicle drove around the parking lot as an OnCue employee was outside changing trash bags.

For reasons unknown, the driver accelerated in the direction of the employee and slammed into him, pinning his leg between the vehicle and a post. He screamed at the driver to back up so his leg would be released.

The driver then reportedly backed up and appeared like it was going to strike the employee again when it then sped up and slammed into the fuel tanker instead.

As all of this was happening, the driver of the fuel truck was under his vehicle hooking up the fuel lines. He was there to refuel the gas station. Though he was pinned under the vehicle, he was able to escape, sustaining a large cut on his arm in the process. He was also covered in fuel.

A witness at the scene saw all of this unfold and ran to help the employee that was injured when he then saw the driver back up and head towards the fuel tanker. This sequence of events was also captured by security cameras on the property.

Following the crash into the fuel tanker, the driver exited the vehicle and stumbled around in a confused manner, and then fled the scene.

Police received calls concerning this event around 2 a.m. Monday morning. When they arrived, they found massive amounts of smoke and flame coming from the two crashed vehicles.

Just 24 hours later, at 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the driver returned to the OnCue.

The driver, an unidentified 21-year-old man, came back to the store in the same clothes he was dressed in at the time of the crash. He also had burn injuries. He was then taken to an area hospital for medical treatment.

Police will charge the man with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon once he is released from the hospital. Once he is formally charged, his name will be released by KOCO 5.

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.


Edmond driver strikes person, fuel tanker, flees scene

Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2021 at 2:06 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A driver fled the scene of an accident on Monday morning after striking a gas station employee and a fuel tanker, reports KFOR.

At around 2 a.m. a driver struck an employee of the OnCue gas station located at 3735 NW 164th St, near the intersection of NW 164th and Portland Ave, and then slammed into a fuel tanker truck, starting a fire in the process.

The employee who was struck as well as the driver of the fuel tanker were both hospitalized with minor injuries. The driver of the car fled the scene and is still at large.

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.

 


Woman with limited mobility killed in house fire in NW OKC

Posted on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 8:17 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A woman with limited mobility was reportedly killed in a house fire in northwest Oklahoma City early this morning, according to KOCO News.

The fire broke out at a home located near NW 23rd Street in the 2600 block of Redmond Avenue at about 12:30 a.m.

A woman with limited mobility who was relying on home oxygen was found dead in the bedroom of the home.

No other people were hurt in the blaze.

Authorities stated that there were no working fire alarms within the building.

The fire, which caused about $90,000 of damage, remains under 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 City 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.

 


Woman pulled from June 29 fire dies

Posted on Thursday, July 8th, 2021 at 1:48 pm    

The fire occurred last Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of 31st and 129th East Avenue. Fire crews pulled her out and she was then hospitalized in critical condition. The time of her death and her identity 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 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.


Spencer man looses eye in fireworks accident

Posted on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 at 2:46 pm    

SPENCER, OK – A fireworks accident cost a man an eye on July 4th, reports KFOR.

The accident happened during a celebration at Douglas and N.E. 36th St around 8:30 p.m.  According to the victim’s friends at the scene, the accident was caused by a firework malfunction that hit them in the eye.

Following the accident, the man was hospitalized. Medical personnel could not save the man’s right eye.


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 burn injury 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.


House fire injures woman in east Tulsa

Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at 2:16 pm    

TULSA, OK – A woman was hospitalized after being injured in a house fire in east Tulsa, reports Fox 23.

Firefighters were dispatched to E 31st St and S 129th East Ave after receiving reports of the fire around 2 p.m.

Crews found the woman unresponsive inside the home and revived her. Her current condition is not known.

The fire seriously damaged the home. Investigators are trying to determine its cause.


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 burn 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.


House fire injures one in Central Oklahoma City

Posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 at 1:34 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A house fire in Central Oklahoma City injured one person on Tuesday morning, reports News 9.

Firefighters reported to the 2000 block of NW 11th after receiving reports of the fire sometime Tuesday morning.

According to the firefighters, insulation in the attic was burning.

Three people total were in the house at the time of the fire. Two were able to get out safely. The third was found in the attic. Firefighters do not know why the person was there.

Paramedics treated the injured party at 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 City burn injury 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.


Crash kills two at 81 St and Yale Ave

Posted on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at 1:51 pm    

TULSA, OK – A crash in the South Peoria community of Oklahoma City took the lives of two people early Tuesday morning, reports KTUL.

Police were dispatched to the intersection of 81 St and Yale Ave around 2 a.m after receiving reports of a vehicle fire. Once the fire was put out, two bodies were discovered in the wreckage.

The bodies have been burned beyond recognition which has delayed the investigators attempts at identifying the bodies.

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.


Apartment fire hospitalizes three in West Tulsa

Posted on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 at 2:53 pm    

TULSA, OK – An accidental cooking fire at Bright Water Apartments sent three to the hospital Tuesday, reports Fox 23.

Firefighters responded to the scene around 9:30 p.m. The fire was contained to the ground floor.

Two people were inside at the time of the incident and fire fighters had to go through a back window to rescue a woman trapped inside. The third person hospitalized was a bystander that authorities say may have been trying to help those inside.

One of the victims was, “in pretty bad shape”, according to one of the firefighters on the scene. The conditions of the other victims is not known at this time.

Firefighters urge people to stay alert while cooking in order to help prevent similar accidents from occurring.

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.


First responders on the scene of vehicle fire near S. Kentucky Ave.

Posted on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 6:32 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Fire and police in southwest Oklahoma City were called to the scene of a vehicle fire at a busy intersection Thursday afternoon.

According to the Oklahoma City response and accident tracker, the fire broke out at about 1:17 p.m. within the 1440 block of Southwest 29th Street, just east of South Kentucky Avenue.

It is still unclear what may have sparked the fire. However, no injuries have been reported as a result.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area as delays and closures are likely throughout Thursday afternoon.

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 burn injry 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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