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Man facing multiple charges following police pursuit in Tulsa

TULSA, OK – A man is in custody following a police pursuit Friday night, according to News on 6.

The incident began when an officer attempted to stop suspect James Valdez after running his license plate and discovering it did not match the vehicle. Instead of stopping for the officer, Valdez sped away, driving the wrong way at one point, and running multiple traffic lights.

Valdez and a female passenger, who was not identified, left the vehicle near the intersection of Memorial and 31st Street before fleeing the scene on foot.

The two were taken into police custody soon after. While in custody, Valdez attempted to escape by slipping free of his handcuffs with the help of his passenger, but was unsuccessful. He was taken in later on multiple charges, including possession of methamphetamine, obstruction of justice, and evading the police.

No injuries were reported during the chase.

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.

 

Fuel spill shuts down exit ramp on I-35

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol closed off at least one lane along a busy off-ramp from Interstate 35 early Wednesday morning.

According to the official Twitter page of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the incident happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. on the exit ramp from I-35 northbound to Interstate 40 eastbound.

Details regarding what may have caused the spill have yet to be released. However, the inside lane of the ramp was closed until the early afternoon causing significant delays for commuters in Oklahoma City.

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 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.

 

Juvenile killed in Mayes County tractor accident

MAYES COUNTY, OK – Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are investigating the cause of a tractor collision that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old early Saturday morning.

According to News on 6, the crash happened along 610 Road about two miles Southeast of Chouteau at around 1:15 a.m. A tractor swerved off of the road and rolled over, killing the driver.

Further information regarding the collision has not been publicly released. We will update this story with more pertinent information as it is made available by officials with the OHP.

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.

Trucking accident forces lane closures on I-44

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol were forced to shut down two lanes along Interstate 44 following a trucking accident early Wednesday morning.

According to News 9, the collision happened in the northbound lanes on I-44 at Southwest 44th Street shortly after 5:00 a.m. Authorities acted quickly closing down two of the outside lanes upon thier arrival on the scene of the crash.

The two lanes were blocked for a few hours while the crash was investigated and cleared from the interstate. They have all since reopened.

No one was injured as a result of the crash. Investigators with the OHP have not released an official cause of the incident as of Wednesday evening.

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 truck 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.

Oklahoma City pursuit ends with car careening into a creek

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The driver of a stolen vehicle collided into a creek bed following a short pursuit with Oklahoma City Police on Wednesday.

According to KOCO, the chase involving a pickup truck that had been reported stolen ensured after officials attempted to stop the truck within the 500 block of South Meridian Avenue. The pursuit ended when the suspect crashed into a creek near the intersection of Southwest 15th Street and Portland Avenue.

Witnesses say they saw one individual being taken away in an ambulance following the crash. Thier identity and condition have not yet been released.

We will continue to monitor this ongoing situation and provide updates as they are made 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 City 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.

One killed in collision along I-35 in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A woman from Midwest City was killed as a result of a collision along Interstate 35 northbound near Oklahoma City early Monday morning.

According to Fox 25, 28-year-old Mary Mainus was traveling northbound on I-35 north of Interstate 40 when her vehicle left the roadway and struck a barrier at about 4:00 a.m.

Upon paramedics’ arrival, Mainus was found ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene. Another passenger in the vehicle was transported to Oklahoma University Medical Center to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Neither occupant was wearing a seatbelt when the accident took place.

Details regarding what caused Mainus to lose control of her vehicle have not yet been made 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 City 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.

OKC man hospitalized after being trapped in garbage truck

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Emergency services in Oklahoma City transported one man to the hospital after he was found in the back of a garbage truck Monday morning.

According to KFOR, the incident occurred at around 6:00 a.m. near the intersection of Southwest 20th Street and Kentucky Avenue. Officials say a resident made it known that they heard someone screaming in the back of the truck. A man was extracted from the bed shortly afterwards.

The circumstances that led the man to become trapped in the truck have not been made available. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

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 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.

Rush-hour crash slows morning traffic in downtown Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Officials in Oklahoma City responded to a collision during Wednesday morning’s rush hour that slowed traffic for many commuters into downtown.

According to the Oklahoma City response and accident tracker, the incident occurred at the intersection of NW 17th Street and N Western Avenue, near the Homeland Pharmacy, shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Authorities have not reported any injuries as a result of the crash. However, the intersection was shut down for some time, causing rush-hour delays for motorists in Downtown Oklahoma City. The road has since been reopened.

Oklahoma City car accident attorneys of Abel Law Firm have extensive experience helping those who’ve been hurt due to the negligent actions of others. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash, we can help. Our team will help you understand your rights and legal options and will seek the maximum compensation possible for your claim. Call us at (405) 451-5157 or fill out a contact form to schedule a free consultation with us online.

Semi-truck catches fire after highway collision

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Firefighters in Oklahoma City have responded to a tractor-trailer collision and subsequent fire on Interstate 44 Monday evening.

According to News 9, the crash occurred along I-44 near the exit to the Northwest Expressway at around 5:00 p.m. Further details remain unclear at this time.

Officials have not reported any injuries resulting from the collision or fire as of Monday night. We will continue to monitor this ongoing story for updates as they are made available by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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 truck 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.

Multi-vehicle crash involving semi-trucks closes Interstate 40

HARRAH,  OK – A trucking accident southwest of Oklahoma City sends one person to the hospital and forced officials to shut down a busy interstate early Thursday morning.

According to News 9, the crash happened when a pickup truck drove between two semi-trucks causing them to each collide with the pick up on either side.

The driver inside the pickup was taken to the hospital, their condition is still unknown at this time.

A third vehicle involved was forced off of the highway and into a median along the road, they were not severely injured in the crash.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol was forced to shut down the freeway for four hours, it was reopened again around 7:45 a.m.

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 truck 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.

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