22-year-old dump truck driver fatally struck by train in Canadian County

Posted on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 at 8:24 am    

OKARCHE, OK (CANADIAN COUNTY) – A 22-year-old truck driver was fatally struck by a train in Canadian County yesterday, according to KFOR.

The crash occurred on 234th Street NW, near Okarche, when the driver of a 2001 Freightliner dump truck attempted to drive across a set of railroad tracks. The truck was then struck by a Union Pacific train, which pushed the vehicle about a third of a mile before stopping.

22-year-old Warr Acres man Hugo J. Barrera, who was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt at the time, was ejected from the vehicle.

Barrera was taken to the hospital in Kingfisher, where he was later 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 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.

 


Train strikes vehicle in north Oklahoma City, hospitalizes 3

Posted on Thursday, July 15th, 2021 at 1:37 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Three people were injured after their vehicle was struck by a train Wednesday afternoon, reports News 9.

The vehicle was occupied by two adults and one teenager. It collided with the train near the intersection of NW 122nd St and Santa Fe Ave around 12:30 p.m.

All three individuals were hospitalized. The teenager was hospitalized in critical condition. The current condition of the two adults is not known 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 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.


Firefighters rescue injured semi-truck driver in northern Oklahoma City

Posted on Monday, June 14th, 2021 at 2:13 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Firefighters used the Jaws of life to rescue an injured driver Friday, reports KFOR.

Officials with the fire department say that a pickup truck and a semi-truck collided with one another at the intersection of Lincoln and Memorial Rd.

The driver was injured but responsive as firefighters extricated him using the Jaws of Life. His current condition is not known 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 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.


Oklahoma City man killed after being run over by train

Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at 6:24 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man was struck and killed while lying on train tracks in Oklahoma City early Tuesday morning.

According to KFOR, the incident took place at about 7:45 p.m. along the tracks near the intersection of Melrose Lane and North Council Road.

Responding officers say the unidentified man was sleeping between the tracks and sat up as the train approached. He was pronounced dead 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 City train 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.


Driver arrested after colliding with moving train in Tulsa

Posted on Friday, October 2nd, 2020 at 8:26 pm    

TULSA, OK – Officials with the Tulsa Police Department have one man in custody after he drove directly into a moving train early Tuesday morning.

According to KVOO, the collision occurred near the intersection of Southwest Boulevard and 17th Street at about 4:25 a.m. Police say the driver rolled slowly through the railroad crossing and hit the train which was moving at a very slow rate of speed.

The unidentified man was transported to a local hospital and subsequently arrested for allegedly driving under the influence as well as other traffic violations.

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.


Pedestrian killed in Oklahoma City train accident

Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2020 at 8:17 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – One person was killed after being struck by a train in northwest Oklahoma City early Friday morning.

According to KOCO, the incident was reported shortly before 4:00 a.m. near the intersection of Northwest 100th Street and Garnett Drive.

Police say the operator of the train attempted to stop by using the horn and emergency brake. However, the individual failed to move from the tracks before being fatally struck.

Details regarding the identity of the victim have not yet been released. No one else sustained any injuries as a result of the crash.

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 wrongful death 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 killed in train accident in Garvin County

Posted on Sunday, May 31st, 2020 at 7:57 pm    

PAULS VALLEY, OK (GARVIN COUNTY) – A pedestrian is dead following a train accident near US Highway 77 on Friday, reports KFOR.

The accident happened just after 3:45 a.m. about four miles south of Pauls Valley, which is around 58 miles south of Oklahoma City.

The victim is Joshua A. Lorenz, 35, who was hit by a train heading north.

There is no further information at this time regarding the circumstances of the crash.

The accident remains under investigation.

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 train 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 train, contact us today for a free consultation.


One person dead in Edmond train accident

Posted on Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at 5:32 pm    

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EDMOND, OK – One person died in a train accident on Friday afternoon, reports KFOR.

The accident occurred near East 15th Street and Broadway and involved a pedestrian who was on the train tracks.

The victim died instantly, according to investigators.

The crash is currently under investigation by Edmond authorities.

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 a commercial vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Authorities identify woman killed in train accident

Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at 2:29 am    

ENID, OK. –  Police have released the identity of a woman who was struck and killed by a train on Saturday afternoon near Enid.

The deceased was identified as 33-year-old Ashley Surrett, of Enid. According to Enid News & Eagle, the pedestrian-train accident occurred at 2:41 p.m. just east of 42nd on E. 412. Police and EMS arrived shortly after and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman was apparently walking along a bridge just north of the highway when the conductor spotted her and tried to warn her before striking her.

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