Emergency crews on Lake Overholser rescue six people

Posted on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 at 1:57 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Dozens of first responders worked together to save a group of people who caught at the dam located at Lake Overholser on Sunday afternoon, reports KFOR.

The first responders, around 30 in total, were dispatched to the lake around 12:30 p.m. after receiving a call saying four people were trapped by a current next to the dam.

Of the four trapped, one was able to swim ashore. Three bystanders then attempted to rescue the three people still trapped by the dam,  but then they had to be rescued themselves.

A boat was sent to rescue the group and everybody was brought back to shore in roughly 30 minutes.

Some of the rescued swimmers suffered chest pains but nobody was injured enough to be taken to the hospital.

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 personal 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, contact us today for a free consultation.


2 people killed, 1 injured during boat malfunction on Lake Texoma

Posted on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 9:23 pm    

LAKE TEXOMA, OK (MARSHALL COUNTY) – Two people were killed during a boating accident involving a steering malfunction on Lake Texoma yesterday morning, according to KOCO News.

The crash happened near Sanders Island View and Wood Island at about 7:30 a.m., when a boat experienced a steering malfunction. This caused the watercraft to sharply turn, resulting in the boat driver and two passengers being thrown from the craft.

The boat then crashed into the three victims.

The two passengers, identified as 80-year-old Devered Dee Hines and 62-year-old Eddie Wayne Hines, died at the scene.

The boat operator was taken to the hospital, then later released.

 

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 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: Authorities release June 911 call of Deer Creek drowning

Posted on Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 1:31 pm    

DEER CREEK, OK – More information concerning the June 16 drowning of Oluwatoyin Adewole Amuda, 18, has been released by authorities, reports KFOR.

The release is a roughly ten minute recording of the 911 call that was made after Amuda’s unresponsive body was found in the pool. On the recording, a woman is calling for help and she says her husband is performing CPR on a teenager.

A 911 operator is heard giving CPR instructions to the husband. Emergency crews arrive near the end of the recording. They remained on the scene and continued CPR for about a half hour.

The incident, which may involve underage drinking, is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

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.


2-year-old girl drowns in pond at Tulsa park

Posted on Saturday, June 26th, 2021 at 9:34 pm    

TULSA, OK – A toddler girl drowned in a pond at a park in Tulsa today, according to KTUL News.

The accident happened at a family event at O’Brien Park, located on E 66th Street N and N Lewis Avenue, after the family lost sight of a 2-year-old girl.

The child’s father pulled her body from the pond.

Despite the resuscitative efforts of emergency personnel, the child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No other details are available 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 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.

 


Teen drowns in Deer Creek

Posted on Thursday, June 24th, 2021 at 2:00 pm    

DEER CREEK, OK – A teenager died in a drowning incident on June 16, reports KOKH.

First responders were dispatched to the 21600 block of Villagio Dr around 2:30 a.m. and found a teenager unresponsive in a pool.

Firefighters were on the scene and administered CPR to the teen until EMSA arrived. Despite their efforts, the teen was pronounced dead around 3:11 a.m.

The police reports states that alcohol and marijuana was found 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 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.


Man tries to save son, drowns in Broken Bow Lake

Posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at 1:40 pm    

BROKEN BOW, OK – A man drowned while trying to save his son on Broken Bow Lake on Sunday, reports 5 News Online.

Carlo Lomas Jr. was struggling in the lake so his father, Carlo Lomas Sr. tried to save him. The two went under and were retreived from the water by other swimmers.

Lomas Jr. was hospitalized in stable condition. His father was pronounced dead.

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.

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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