Crews respond to motorcycle vs. mail truck crash near Midwest City

Posted on Thursday, October 13th, 2022 at 5:46 pm    

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK — A motorcycle and a mail truck collided late Wednesday afternoon on Southeast 10th Street near Midwest City, according to KOCO.

The accident occurred at the intersection with Sooner Road, just northeast of Oklahoma City. It was first reported by KOCO shortly after 4:00 p.m.

At this time, authorities have not disclosed details on the cause of the wreck, but commuters were asked to avoid the scene as emergency crews responded.

No information on the condition of the motorcyclist or the driver has been 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 motorcycle 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.


Motorcyclist dies after hitting big rig on I-40 in Oklahoma City

Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2022 at 6:43 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — One person died early Friday after their motorcycle hit the back of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 near downtown Oklahoma City, reports KOCO.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the wreck occurred on a span of the interstate near the exit to I-35 southbound.

A preliminary investigation indicates the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed when they attempted to move from the far left lane and across multiple lanes to make the I-35 exit.

A witness said the motorcyclist then struck the rear of a tractor-trailer. Officials confirmed the rider later died.

At this time, investigators are not conducting a search for the driver of the tractor-trailer, which continued without stopping. Officials said it is likely the driver was not aware that a crash took place.

A section of the interstate was shut down during the emergency response and investigation. It has since reopened to traffic.

 

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 motorcycle 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.


Motorcyclist dies after multi-vehicle wreck on I-35 near Norman

Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 at 6:03 pm    

CLEVELAND COUNTY, OK — One person died Tuesday night after a multi-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle on Interstate 35 near northwest Norman, reports KFOR.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the fatal crash happened on the southbound lanes near Exit 114 to West Indian Hills Road. First responders were called to the scene at around 9:30 p.m.

It was unclear what led up to the collision, but a report from News9 indicates up to four vehicles were involved.

Officials confirmed the motorcyclist was killed in the crash.

No other injuries have been reported and no further details have been released at this time.

An investigation by the OHP and the Traffic Homicide Unit was in progress.

 

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 motorcycle 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.


Motorcycle officer critically hurt in crash during Edmond pursuit

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 at 6:20 pm    

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK — An Edmond Police Department officer was critically injured last Friday when a DUI suspect struck his motorcycle during a chase in Edmond, according to KOCO.

The wreck occurred on a span of South Boulevard between Memorial Road and 33rd Street, near Oklahoma Christian University.

Authorities said the suspected intoxicated driver was making a U-turn during the pursuit and hit the motorcycle officer, causing him to be thrown from the bike.

Medics rushed the officer to OU Medical Center, where as of Monday, he remains in critical condition while on “maximum life support.”

The fleeing driver, who was said to have caused multiple other crashes before the motorcycle crash, was also transported to a local hospital. No details on the extent of his injuries have been released.

Investigators noted that at one point during the pursuit, the officer fired a shot at the suspect but missed. No other details have been shared 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 motorcycle 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.


Motorcyclist dies after collision near I-240 in SE Oklahoma City

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 at 5:44 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — One person died Wednesday evening after their motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Air Depot Boulevard in southeast Oklahoma City, reports KOCO.

The fatal crash happened at the intersection with Southeast 74th Street, just north of the interstate. Oklahoma City Police responded to the scene at about 6:20 p.m.

Officials have not shared details on the circumstances behind the wreck, but the rider suffered serious injuries. The patient was rushed to a local hospital where they were later pronounced deceased.

An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing, but police said the motorcyclist’s high rate of speed was a factor. No arrests or charges have been made 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 motorcycle 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.


Motorcyclist killed in crash involving DUI suspect near Medicine Park

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at 6:12 pm    

COMANCHE COUNTY, OK — A 62-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Oklahoma Highway 58 near Medicine Park, reports KFOR.

First responders were called to the scene on the southbound lanes at about 3:54 p.m.

An initial investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol found the man was operating a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound when a 2007 Ford F-350 pickup truck made a left turn in his path, causing a crash.

The rider died from his injuries at the scene, confirmed officials.

OHP troopers noted in the accident report that the driver of the pickup was found to have been intoxicated at the time of the fatal wreck.

No further information has been released 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 motorcycle 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.


Motorcyclist dies after crash with car on May Ave in SW Oklahoma City

Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2022 at 6:00 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A man died late Thursday night after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in the Jackson neighborhood of southwest Oklahoma City, reports News9.

Oklahoma City Police said the accident happened in the area of Southwest 15th Street and South May Avenue.

A preliminary investigation found the man was riding a motorcycle northbound on May Avenue at a high rate of speed when he hit the back of a car.

The rider died from his injuries at the scene, confirmed authorities.

No further details have been made available at this time, but no other injuries were reported.

Investigators said the other driver was not found at fault in the fatal wreck.

 

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 motorcycle 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.


Teen motorcyclist dies after collision with van in Edmond

Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2022 at 6:32 pm    

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK — A 17-year-old Edmond North High School student has died after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle Thursday morning in Edmond, reports News9.

The fatal accident occurred near the corner of West Covell Road and North Kelly Avenue.

An early investigation indicates a minivan was traveling near the intersection when its driver tried to turn into the Lowe’s Home Improvement store. Moments later, the teen’s motorcycle struck the van.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries the next day.

At this time, officials have not said who had the right-of-way. No pending charges or citations have been reported as of this writing.

 

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 motorcycle 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.


Motorcyclist dies after multi-vehicle wreck on US-62 in Harrah

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2022 at 10:15 pm    

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK — A volunteer firefighter was identified as the man killed late Thursday when his motorcycle was involved in a crash on U.S. Highway 62 near Harrah, reports KOCO.

The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office said the fatal accident occurred at North Pottawatomie Road at around 7:45 p.m.

Little information has been disclosed at this time, but the OCSO said the victim appeared to have been racing his motorcycle when he was involved in a collision with a car and a pickup truck.

The rider died from his injuries at the scene, confirmed authorities.

The other drivers sustained only minor injuries, but it was unclear whether anyone had to be taken a hospital.

No further information has been provided.

 

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 motorcycle 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.


How to Prevent Autumn Motorcycle Accidents

Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2022 at 3:48 pm    

How to Prevent Autumn Motorcycle AccidentsAutumn is arguably the best season to take a motorcycle ride. The weather is ideal, especially for riders who have braved summer heat and winter conditions. In some parts of the U.S., nature’s putting on a colorful show. And no matter where you are, there’s likely a fantastic festival or event close enough for a weekend ride.

And yet, autumn is a time of year when motorcycle riders need to take special care to be safe. While it’s not as unpredictable as winter, autumn can bring some weather surprises. In addition, fall means that school is starting up again. That makes it a season in which traffic and traffic patterns change more than any other. With all that in mind, here are some tips for preventing autumn motorcycle accidents — and how to protect yourself should you get into a motorcycle accident.

Practice Makes Perfect

It’s great to get out and explore new terrain on your motorcycle, but you want to make sure you can handle everything you’ll encounter out on the road. The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, in an article on motorcycle safety, advises mastering your bike in a familiar area before you set off into the unknown. The NTHSA suggests you take the time to get used to a new or new-to-you motorcycle because handling and responsiveness are different for each motorcycle.

Watch Out for Hazards

All the practice in the world won’t safeguard you from what you might encounter out on a ride. A pothole or a sharp turn that surprises you could cause you to take a spill and get hurt. Make sure you’re scanning the road constantly for anything that might get in the way of a safe, smooth ride.

SafeRide.com makes a good point about road hazards and riding in autumn. While fall foliage is a big reason that a lot of motorcyclists set out on rides in that season, piles of leaves can hide hazards that can cause accidents. Take care not to ride through one of those piles. You can’t know what might be underneath.

Know Where You’re Going

How to Prevent Autumn Motorcycle AccidentsThere’s nothing like discovering places you’ve never been before while riding a motorcycle. But there’s also something to be said for having an idea of where you’re going and what to expect so you don’t end up lost, stranded, or in an accident. Make sure you map out and research your route before you set out. Look online, and you’ll see some great resources to help you prepare for your adventure.

Dress for the Occasion

Autumn weather is fantastic – until it’s not. Fall is a season when temperatures can vary wildly. If you get too cold too quickly, you might feel exhausted, and your senses might be diminished, as well. Don’t get caught unprepared. A leather jacket is a great standby for keeping you warm, protecting you in falls, and just looking good.

The NTHSA advises making sure your arms and legs are covered completely. To keep your legs protected, heavy denim jeans are a good standby, and boots should cover at least your ankles.

Depending on when you’re riding and what the weather says, dressing in layers will allow you to adjust to the great outdoors. You should also make sure to wear a weather-appropriate pair of riding gloves. Those will protect your hands from the elements and give you more control over your bike.

Wear a Helmet

One of the top safeguards against serious injury or death for motorcyclists is to put a helmet on. The NTHSA has guidelines beyond “any helmet will do.” Always wear a helmet. Choose one that meets the regulations set forth by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218. Your helmet should have a DOT symbol on the back on the outside of the helmet.

What to Do if You Get in an Accident

Despite your best efforts, and despite how safely you operate your bike, you might still get into a motorcycle accident out on the Oklahoma roads. If that happens to you, get medical attention as soon as you possibly can. If you’re injured, you might not know it right away, and a doctor’s diagnosis could get you on the road to recovery more quickly.

Next, make sure you contact your insurance company immediately to report the accident.

And then, if someone else caused your accident, contact the Oklahoma City motorcycle accident attorneys of Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 to investigate your options. Our personal injury attorneys have experience in dealing with Oklahoma City motorcycle accidents and can help you take action.

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