Woman Killed, 2 Injured in Oklahoma City Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 2:01 pm    

An Oklahoma motor vehicle accident Friday claimed the life of an Arcadia woman.

According to officials with the Oklahoma State Police, 26 year-old Amanda Degand was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 west of Tucumcari Friday. Police say the accident occurred shortly before 7:00 a.m. Officers learned that 25 year-old Roney Meyers, of Oklahoma City, was traveling east on Interstate 40 near mile marker 311 in a 2008 Toyota Prius when he lost control of the vehicle. Meyers left the roadway and struck a guardrail on the north side of the Intersate. He then crossed back over I-40 and struck another guardrail. The Pruis rolled numerous times.

During the rollover, Amanda Degand was thrown from the vehicle. She later died as a result of her injuries. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Meyers and another passenger, 37 year-old Charles Degrand, were transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Quay County for treatment. Information on the nature or extent of their injuries was not available.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.


Oklahoma Man Injured in Car Accident

Posted on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 at 12:19 pm    

A car accident sent an Oklahoma man to the hospital Saturday night.

According to officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 58 year-old Richard A. Durham, of Wyandotte, Oklahoma, sustained minor injuries in a single-vehicle car accident Saturday night. Police say the crash occurred shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Missouri Highway 43, about two miles north of Tiff City.

Authorities say Durham was traveling northbound on 43 in a 1999 Jeep Wrangler when he lost control of the vehicle. The Jeep veered off the right side of the roadway and overturned, according to the accident report. Durham was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

No information on the nature of Durham’s injuries was immediately available.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

If you have been injured in an Oklahoma car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information, please contact an Oklahoma car accident attorney of the Abel Law Firm, by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.


Sand Springs Teen Killed, 3 Injured in Oklahoma Car Accident

Posted on Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 9:34 am    

A Sand Springs teenager was killed, and two others injured, Sunday in an Oklahoma car accident.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 15 year-old Hannah Nicole Christian was transported by helicopter to St. Francis Medical Center where she was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon.

Police say 16 year-old Dani McKayla Johns, of Sand Springs, was traveling east in a 2001 Mercury Cougar at the intersection of 61st Street South and 161st West Avenue shortly before 4:00 p.m. Sunday when the accident occurred. Johns failed to yield at a stop sign and collided with a westbound 1998 Dodge Dakota pickup truck driven by 20 year-old Preston Montgomery Blair, of Sapulpa, authorites say.

Johns was also transported to St. Francis, where she was treated and released. Her passengers, 15 year-old Cassidy Rae Rotramel and 14 year-old Mika Ashton Johns, both of Sand Springs, were taken to St. Francis in critical condition with external trunk injuries.

Blair refused treatment at the scene police say.

The occupants of the Mercury were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, according to the accident report.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and friends during this difficult time.


Woman Dies After Oklahoma City Pedestrian Accident

Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 9:14 am    

A woman died Tuesday after a Oklahoma City pedestrian accident, police said.

According to officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department, 50 year-old Cheryl Bingham was struck by a car shortly before 10:30 a.m. Friday while crossing Northeast 23 just east of Martin Luther King Avenue. She was seriously injured in the crash and trasnported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment.

Bingham was pronounced dead Tuesday morning, Oklahoma City Police Department Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said.

Police say 39 year-old Tony Leroy Hankins was arrested on a complaint of leaving the scene of an injury accident. Police say a woman who saw the accident followed Hankins’ vehicle and gave directions to police.

It is not known if the complaints against Hankins have been amended in light of Bingham’s death.

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


3 Killed in OK City Car Accident

Posted on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 10:44 am    

Three people were killed in an Oklahoma car accident Thursday.

Police say the fatal accident occurred on Interstate 240 near the Shields Boulevard exit Thursday. According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, two vehicles were traveling westbound on the interstate at a high rate of speed when one of the vehicles struck, or swerved toward, the other causing it to leave the roadway and drive up an embankment. The car then struck the bridge pylon, ejecting all three occupants. The other vehicle involved fled the scene.

Authorities say 20 year-old Antwain Field and 27 year-old Marcel Jackson were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The third victim, 20 year-old Jesse Howard was transported to an area hospital in critical condition following the crash, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol report stated none of the vehicle’s occupants were wearing seatbelts.


NTSB to Discuss Fatal OK Turnpike Crash

Posted on Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 at 12:59 pm    

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a meeting to discuss an Oklahoma trucking accident that killed 10 people on a northeastern turnpike.

According to officials with the NTSB, the meeting is set for Tuesday in Washington, D.C. after which a summary of the board’s final report on the June 26, 2009 accident will be issued. Court documents show 77 year-old Donald L. Creed, of Willard, Mo., pleaded guilty last month to 10 counts of negligent homicide as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 10 years probation and barred from possessing a commercial driver’s license.

According to the Oklahoma Police Department, Creed was driving a tractor-trailer for Associated Wholesale Grocers when the truck collided with vehicles that had stopped for another accident on the Will Rogers Turnpike. The crash killed four people from Oklahoma City; three from Frisco, Texas; one from Crossroads, Texas, and two people from Phoenix, Arizona.

If you have been injured due to the reckless or negligent actions of another party, please contact the Oklahoma trucking accident attorneys of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.


18 Injured in Bus Crash

Posted on Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 3:26 pm    

Authorities say 18 people were injured Saturday when a charter bus en route to Oklahoma City crashed.

According to officials with the Department of Public Safety, the bus was traveling from Dallas to Oklahoma City and stuck a concrete barrier early Saturday on a highway just north of Sanger. The bus did not overturn, but passengers were ejected through side windows that opened and broke on impact.

Police say the accident occurred when the bus driver tried to avoid a vehicle that had swerved in front him.

Eighteen of the 33 passengers on board the bus were transported to area hospitals with varying degrees of injuries. One person was taken by air ambulance to a Dallas hospital in serious condition.

If you have been injured in a bus or car accident in Oklahoma City, please contact an Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorney of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.


1 Killed, 1 Injured in Oklahoma Car Accident

Posted on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 at 8:58 am    

One man was killed and another critically injured in an Oklahoma car accident Tuesday morning.

According to officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department, 32 year-old Charles Kytta, of Broken Arrow, was pronounced dead at the scene by EMSA paramedics. The other man, 21 year-old Cody Zimmier, was transported to St. John Medical Center in critical condition following the accident.

Police say Zimmier was traveling southbound on Oklahoma 11, just north of the Pine Street overpass, when his sport utility vehicle crossed the median and struck Kytta’s BMW in the northbound lanes shortly after 9:00 a.m. Zimmier’s vehicle came to rest upside down. Neither vehicle had any passengers.

The accident remains under investigation.

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


Woman Killed; Children, Driver Survive Oklahoma City Crash

Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 at 1:36 pm    

A woman is dead and three people injured following an Oklahoma City car accident Tuesday morning.

According to officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department, 20 year-old Mickiala Clayborn was killed in a car accident at the corner of Southwest 19th and Westwood streets early Tuesday. Police continue to investigate the cause of the accident but believe slick roads may have been a factor.

Three passengers in the car, the driver and Clayborn’s two children, a 17 month-old and a 3 month-old, were buckled in at the time of the crash and did not sustain any serious injuries. The unidentified driver of the vehicle was transported to an area hospital following the crash.

Police are working to reconstruct the accident, and determine whether alcohol played a roll.


Police ID Woman Killed in Oklahoma City Crash

Posted on Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 12:44 pm    

Police have identified a woman killed Sunday in an early morning Oklahoma City car accident.

According to officials with the Oklahoma City Police Department, 33 year-old Jones-resident Yajaira Perez was killed in a car accident in the city’s east side Sunday. Police say Perez was traveling eastbound in her car in the 2400 block of East Britton Road shortly after 5:30 a.m. when the accident occurred.

Authorities say Perez’s vehicle careened off the road for an unknown reason. The car became airborne, flipped over, and struck several trees before coming to rest in a ditch.

Perez was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family and friends.

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