Driver collides with motorcyclist who ran red light near Winds West

Posted on Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 2:52 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A pickup truck struck and critically injured a motorcyclist who ran a red light at SW 44th St and Council Rd Thursday, KFOR reports

Police were called to the scene of the accident around 7:42 p.m. The motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital in stable but severe condition. The pickup truck driver was not injured.

Officers do not believe impairment was a factor in the collision.

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Update: Police release more info on I-35 motorcycle crash

Posted on Monday, October 11th, 2021 at 2:34 pm    

OKLAHOMA, CITY – Oklahoma City police have released more information on the crash involving a motorcycle Thursday at Southeast 44th St and I-35, News on 6 reports.

Josh Holderness, 26, was taken to the hospital by first responders after he collided with a truck. According to police, Holderness was at fault for the accident.

Police initially reported that Holderness died in the crash, but his family later confirmed he was still alive. His mother was able to identify him based on his tattoos.

Doctors induced Holderness into a coma due to severe swelling in his brain.

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 while riding a motorcycle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Driver critically injures motorcyclist at SE 44th St and I-35

Posted on Friday, October 8th, 2021 at 2:03 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A driver ran over and injured a motorcyclist Thursday night at SE 44th St and I-35, KFOR reports.

Police initially told reporters that the victim died in the incident. However, they now say that the motorcyclist is in critical condition.

The victim was run over by a truck. It is unclear what kind of truck it was. It is also unclear if they were charged or cited for anything concerning the crash.

Additional details, such as the time the wreck happened, are not available.

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.


ATV driver crashes, injures 2 near Ringwood

Posted on Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 1:37 pm    

RINGWOOD, OK – Two people were injured in an ATV accident about five miles west of Ringwood on Wednesday, KGWA reports.

At around 3:30 a.m., Johann Joseph Stoekel, 22, crashed after taking a turn too fast. Stoekel and his passenger, Edith Renteria, 22, were thrown from the ATV during the crash. Neither of the two occupants was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Stoekel was taken by a private vehicle to Integris Bass. He was subsequently flown to St. Anthony’s Hospital, where he was admitted in stable condition.

Renteria was also taken to Integris Bass. She was treated and released.

Authorities noted that there was an alcohol odor at the scene of the incident.

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 ATV 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 while riding an ATV that was caused by someone else, contact us today for a free consultation.


Car strikes, injures motorcyclist on Santa Fe Ave near SW 144th St

Posted on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 at 1:43 pm    

MOORE, OK – An unlicensed driver failed to yield to and collided with a motorcyclist Monday, News 9 reports.

Gray Mize was operating a motorcycle on southbound Santa Fe Ave as Daniel Lara, 21, attempted to turn onto Southwest 144th St. The two collided, sending Mize through Lara’s windshield. Mize’s helmet was knocked off in the collision.

Following the wreck, Lara stopped and rendered aid to Mize. The driver of the vehicle behind Mize was a nurse and they helped Mize until first responders arrived on the scene.

Mize was bleeding profusely when the ambulance arrived. He would require over a hundred stitches for the gashes on his head and neck. Mize also suffered a concussion. Police say Mize would have died in the incident if he was not wearing a helmet.

Authorities arrested Lara for causing a crash while driving without a valid license.

The exact time when the incident occurred is unclear.

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.


Vehicle strikes, critically injures motorcyclist near South Pointe Estates

Posted on Monday, October 4th, 2021 at 2:33 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – According to KOCO, a vehicle collided with a motorcyclist at Southwest 29th Street and Sara Road on Sunday evening.

The collision occurred when the motorcyclist tried to go around a vehicle that had stopped to make the turn.  When the motorcyclist attempted to enter the other lane, he was struck by another vehicle.

The victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Police say he was hospitalized in critical condition.

The exact time the incident happened 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 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.


Fatal motorcycle crash reported on I-44

Posted on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at 1:55 pm    

TUTTLE, OK – A fatal motorcycle crash was reported on southbound I-44 south of Tuttle on Tuesday, Fox 25 reports

Philip Hawk, 56, was operating the motorcycle and Terri Hawk, 59, was his passenger. For reasons unknown, the bike rolled over on its side. Philip was thrown from the vehicle while Terri was pinned underneath it.

Terri had been freed from the vehicle by a bystander before first responders arrived. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Philip was hospitalized in fair condition.

The cause of the crash and the time it occurred is unclear.

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 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.


Teen driver strikes, injures motorcyclist on 61st St

Posted on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 at 1:40 pm    

TULSA, OK – A 16-year-old driver of a white sedan struck and injured a motorcyclist on 61st St near Hwy 169 Monday, News on 6 reports.

The incident began when the teen tried to merge onto Hwy 169 from 81st St and became agitated when a female driver would not allow him in.

The woman then went behind the teen to write down his license plate number. The teen sped up and got off onto 61st St, where he struck a motorcyclist who was about to make the left turn.

First responders hospitalized the motorcyclist. His current condition is unclear, though officials expect him to live.

Police say they will cite the driver for reckless driving and other offenses.

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 fatally strikes bridge culvert near OK 112 and Morris Loop

Posted on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at 1:44 pm    

ROCK ISLAND, OK – A motorcyclist died, and his passenger was injured following an accident on OK 112 near Morris Loop Monday, OKW News reports.

Jeffery Price, 58, was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle with Rose Price as his westbound OK 112. Price ran the stop sign at the intersection with Morris Loop, left the road, and struck a bridge culvert.

EMS crews arrived on the scene around 7:10 p.m. and pronounced Price dead. They hospitalized his passenger in critical condition with injuries to her legs, trunk, and head.

This information is presented 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.


1 killed in Broken Arrow motorcycle crash on Elm Pl

Posted on Monday, August 30th, 2021 at 2:07 pm    

BROKEN ARROW, OK – A motorcyclist died from the injuries they sustained after colliding with a car on Elm Pl Saturday, according to Fox 23.

The wreck occurred Saturday on the part of Elm Pl between Jasper St and Tucson St. First responders arrived on the scene around 9 a.m. and pronounced the motorcyclist dead. The driver of the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials have not yet released the name of the victim. Police are investigating to see whether or not speed played a factor in the incident.

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 a motorcycle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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