Driver on I-40 blows tire, gets struck by semi-truck

Posted on Thursday, July 29th, 2021 at 2:13 pm    

A car was being driven on its spare tire when it blew out and caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The car was then struck by a semi-truck.

The driver of the car was hospitalized. Their current condition is not known. The driver of the semi-truck was not hurt in the collision.

There is no information available concerning what time the crash took place.

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 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 another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Update: Man who crashed into employee, fuel tanker, returns to scene

Posted on Wednesday, July 21st, 2021 at 2:03 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The man who crashed into an employee and a fuel tanker at an OnCue gas station was apprehended by police after returning to the scene of the crime early Tuesday morning, reports KOCO.

The bizarre incident started when a small vehicle drove around the parking lot as an OnCue employee was outside changing trash bags.

For reasons unknown, the driver accelerated in the direction of the employee and slammed into him, pinning his leg between the vehicle and a post. He screamed at the driver to back up so his leg would be released.

The driver then reportedly backed up and appeared like it was going to strike the employee again when it then sped up and slammed into the fuel tanker instead.

As all of this was happening, the driver of the fuel truck was under his vehicle hooking up the fuel lines. He was there to refuel the gas station. Though he was pinned under the vehicle, he was able to escape, sustaining a large cut on his arm in the process. He was also covered in fuel.

A witness at the scene saw all of this unfold and ran to help the employee that was injured when he then saw the driver back up and head towards the fuel tanker. This sequence of events was also captured by security cameras on the property.

Following the crash into the fuel tanker, the driver exited the vehicle and stumbled around in a confused manner, and then fled the scene.

Police received calls concerning this event around 2 a.m. Monday morning. When they arrived, they found massive amounts of smoke and flame coming from the two crashed vehicles.

Just 24 hours later, at 2 a.m. on Tuesday morning, the driver returned to the OnCue.

The driver, an unidentified 21-year-old man, came back to the store in the same clothes he was dressed in at the time of the crash. He also had burn injuries. He was then taken to an area hospital for medical treatment.

Police will charge the man with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon once he is released from the hospital. Once he is formally charged, his name will be released by KOCO 5.

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.


Edmond driver strikes person, fuel tanker, flees scene

Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2021 at 2:06 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A driver fled the scene of an accident on Monday morning after striking a gas station employee and a fuel tanker, reports KFOR.

At around 2 a.m. a driver struck an employee of the OnCue gas station located at 3735 NW 164th St, near the intersection of NW 164th and Portland Ave, and then slammed into a fuel tanker truck, starting a fire in the process.

The employee who was struck as well as the driver of the fuel tanker were both hospitalized with minor injuries. The driver of the car fled the scene and is still at large.

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.

 


Dump truck driver strikes semi-truck near Davis, dies

Posted on Wednesday, July 14th, 2021 at 1:36 pm    

DAVIS, OK – A dump truck driver is dead after running into a semi-truck near Davis on Monday morning, reports KTEN.

Enrique R. Martinez, 66, was driving north on I-35 about three miles south of Davis when he collided with a semi-truck around 9 a.m.

Following the collision, Martinez was taken to OU Medical Center where he died that evening.

The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.

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.


Man and 2 children killed in truck crash on Hwy 51 in central Oklahoma

Posted on Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at 8:40 pm    

KINGFISHER COUNTY, OK – A man and two children were killed after their vehicle was hit by a semi-truck attempting to avoid a collision with a tractor in Kingfisher County in central Oklahoma on Thursday night.

According to KFOR News, the crash occurred on Highway 51, about 15 miles west of Hennessey, at around 10 p.m., when the driver of a tractor went into the roadway to drive around a culvert in a ditch.

A 58-year-old man from Texas, operating a 2015 Peterbilt semi-truck, swerved to avoid rear-ending the tractor. He went into the lane of oncoming traffic, and into the pathway of a 2001 Ford Taurus being driven by 33-year-old Okeene man Sergio Adrian Lopez Garcia.

Garcia swerved, attempting to avoid the crash, but his vehicle and the truck both collided in the ditch.

Garcia and his two passengers, a 6-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver was not hurt in the collision.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash 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 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.

 


Crash south of Davis kills one, injures another

Posted on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021 at 3:28 pm    

DAVIS, OK – One person lost their life and another was hospitalized following a collision near Davis on Saturday, reports The Daily Ardmoreite.

The crash occurred on northbound I-35 two miles south of Davis. A Nissan Sentra strayed off the road and into a trailer attached to a GMC pickup.

The crash ejected a passenger through the Nissan’s windshield. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was hospitalized in critical condition at OU Medical Center.

Law enforcement is still investigating the cause 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 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.


Accident with injury reported in South Oklahoma City

Posted on Thursday, July 1st, 2021 at 5:34 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – At least one person was hurt in an accident in South Oklahoma City on Thursday morning, reports the Response and Accident Tracker.

The accident was reported at 11:27 a.m. and happened at SW 119th St and Kingsgate Dr. No other information is 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.


Multi-vehicle crash involving semi-trucks shuts down Will Rogers Turnpike

Posted on Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 2:04 pm    

MAYES COUNTY, OK –  A multi-vehicle crash involving semi-trucks shut down the westbound lane of the Will Rogers Turnpike in Mayes County on Monday morning, reports News on 6.

The incident happened on the stretch of the turnpike between Claremore and Big Cabin sometime Monday morning.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a semi-truck collided with a brush hogger and then another semi-truck rear ended the first one.

Both westbound lanes were blocked for a while until emergency crews cleared the area.

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.


Jack-knifed semi-truck and flooded roads lead to closures on I-44

Posted on Sunday, June 27th, 2021 at 12:31 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A combination of a jack-knifed semi-truck and flooded roadways led to closures and traffic delays on I-44 this morning, according to KOCO News.

The crash happened on westbound I-44, near the Northwest Expressway, at about 7:10 a.m.

The westbound traffic lanes were shut down as a result of the dangerous conditions. Traffic was being diverted to the Northwest Expressway. Delays were expected to last for several hours.

It is unclear what led to the truck crash, or if anyone was hurt as a result.

 

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.

 


Crash with semi on I-44 hospitalizes driver

Posted on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 at 2:09 pm    

TULSA, OK – A crash into a semi-truck hospitalized a driver early Monday morning, reports News on 6.

Troopers were dispatched to the section of westbound I-44 near Lewis Ave around 2 a.m. The crash pinned the driver in his vehicle. He was extracted from his car by rescue crews and sustained minor injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.

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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