4 hospitalized after Heartland Flyer train crashes into car carrier trailer

Posted on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at 9:56 pm    

MARIETTA, OK – Four people were hospitalized after the Heartland Flyer train crashed into an auto carrier trailer stuck on the tracks in Marietta on Friday night, according to KFOR.

The accident happened on U.S. Highway 77 and Addington Bend Road at about 7 p.m., after a carrier trailer had gotten stuck on the tracks and could not be moved.

The train conductors were not able to stop the train in time, despite the attempts of emergency personnel to warn them.

The trailer was split in two on impact, with vehicles sent flying in multiple directions.

Four occupants of the train were taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-critical injuries.

The driver of the carrier trailer was not hurt in the accident.

 

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.

 


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.


At least one person injured in rollover truck crash on Kilpatrick Tpk

Posted on Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at 2:35 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – At least one person was injured in a rollover truck crash on the Kilpatrick Turnpike yesterday morning, according to KFOR.

The crash occurred on the eastbound turnpike in northeast Oklahoma City between I-35 and N Coltrane Road when a semi-truck crashed and overturned.

At least one person was hurt in the collision.

The cause of the crash and the condition of the victim or victims were not immediately 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 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.

 


Semi-truck overturns on NB I-35, injures at least 1 person

Posted on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at 2:28 pm    

The truck driver was walking around outside of the vehicle when first responders arrived at the scene of the accident.

Authorities have not released information on the time or cause of the accident.

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 trucking 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 semi-truck, contact us today for a free consultation.


Driver fatally collides with paving truck at I-40 and Meridian Ave

Posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 1:25 pm    

MERIDIAN, OK – KFOR reports that a man is dead following a fatal collision with a paving truck on I-40 Tuesday.

Joseph Wilson, 49, was driving a Nissan Xterra on eastbound I-40 near Meridian when he changed lanes and struck the Ford F-650 paving truck.

First responders were dispatched to the collision around 4:42 p.m.  They transported Wilson to an area hospital where he later died.

The cause of the crash has been listed as an “unsafe lane change” 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 trucking 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 a truck, contact us today for a free consultation.


Update: Victim of fatal crash on I-35 identified by Troopers

Posted on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at 2:06 pm    

GUTHRIE, OK – Authorities identified the victim of a fatal wreck involving a semi-truck on I-35 Friday morning, according to KFOR.

Harry Hueston, 24, was driving a Honda Civic on southbound I-35 near Hwy 33 when he rear-ended a semi-truck. First responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident and pronounced Hueston dead around 10 a.m.

The crash is under investigation 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 trucking 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.

Wrong-way driver slams into semi-truck on Kilpatrick Turnpike

Posted on Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 2:40 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A driver was hurt when she went the wrong way down the John Kilpatrick Turnpike and plowed into a semi-truck on Sunday, KOKO reports.

A semi-truck was eastbound on the John Kilpatrick Turnpike near Rockwell Ave when he swerved to avoid the woman’s vehicle. She struck the trailer part of the vehicle, suffering minor injuries in the process.

Police had trouble locating the victim because she hid from officers. However, they did eventually locate her.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

This information is presented to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma trucking accident attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. So, if you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck, contact us today for a free consultation.


At least one person dead after rear-ending truck on I-35 in Guthrie

Posted on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at 7:01 am    

GUTHRIE, OK – At least one person was killed in a semi-truck crash on I-35 in Guthrie on Friday morning, according to News 9.

The collision happened in Logan County on southbound I-35, near State Highway 33, around 10 a.m., when a sedan crashed into the back of a semi-truck.

At least one person was confirmed dead in the crash.

Traffic was backed up for several miles as authorities worked 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 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.

 


Explosion kills 1 at Firestone Trucking

Posted on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at 2:02 pm    

MINCO, OK – A man died in an explosion caused by a welding accident at Firestone Trucking Wednesday, News on 6 reports.

According to Grady County Emergency Management, a welder was working on a tanker truck when the explosion occurred. The welder died instantly.

The explosion shook the nearby community to such an extent that many people mistaking the explosion for an earthquake.

Emergency crews reported to Firestone Trucking, Inc at 23  around 11:30.

Authorities have not released the identity of the victim 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 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.


Crash between semi-truck and minivan injures at least 1 person on 23rd St

Posted on Friday, September 3rd, 2021 at 1:30 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – At least one person was hurt in an accident on the 3900 block of 23rd St Thursday, News on 6 reports.

The crash involved a semi-truck and a minivan. It is unclear when the accident occurred.

No details are available concerning the condition of the victims.

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.

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