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2 injured in Oklahoma crash involving semi-truck

At least two people suffered injuries in a recent semi-truck crash in Oklahoma City that stopped the flow of traffic, an October 27 article of News Channel 4 reported.

According to reports, at about 2:24 a.m. a pickup truck and a semi-truck loaded with bottled water had a collision at the intersection of I-35 and I-40. Responding authorities told reports the collision happened after the pickup drove the wrong way. Rescuers extracted the pickup driver, who was pinned inside the vehicle. The two drivers were brought to the hospital, but information concerning their conditions was unavailable as of reporting. Fire crews were also called after the trailer of the truck caught fire and its fuel continued to leak. Hazardous material crews were necessary for cleaning the fuel spill. In a Twitter post, the state’s Department of Transportation advised motorists travelling through the area to look for alternate routes.

The Oklahoma attorneys at the Abel Law Firm understand that crash victims are left with financial burdens due to expensive treatments. However, if this happens to you, we may be able to offer you legal assistance so you can obtain treatment funds from negligent parties. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options.

2 Oklahoma homes damaged by garbage truck accident

At least two houses and a mailbox faced significant damage when a garbage truck crashed into them in northwest Oklahoma City on April 25.

Oklahoma City officials revealed that shortly after 11:50 a.m. a garbage truck owned by the city crashed into the two houses in the 18300 block of Allora Road near May Avenue and North Pennsylvania Avenue. Video footage of the accident showed the extensive damage caused by the garbage truck as homeowners described their disbelief at the incident. Responding authorities believe that the truck driver may have suffered a medical condition at the time of the accident.

The experienced lawyers at the Abel Law Firm are often able to help those who suffer serious injuries and financial loss in truck accidents. If you or someone you know was the victim of such an accident, call our office at (405) 239-7046 to learn more about your options. We may be able to offer you legal assistance and help you receive compensation from negligent parties.

Millions of bees escape after semi-truck rollover in Garvin County

Millions of bees were released on a highway in Garvin County after the semi-truck hauling them got involved in an accident, an article from News 9 reported on September 30.

The solo truck accident reportedly happened at around 1:00 p.m. on September 29 on Interstate 35 in the southern portion of Pauls Valley. The semi-truck carrying honey bees fell to its side while driving on a ramp going to SB I-35. Though no other vehicles were involved in the accident, responding authorities experienced difficulty due to the spilled bees that swarmed at the crash scene. The unidentified truck operator received medical attention and was later discharged. Fire crews in Garvin County were expected to eliminate the bees after the crash.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm recognize that many people in Oklahoma suffer serious injuries in truck accidents. If you think this happens to you or to a loved one, we may help you file a damage claim if negligent companies are involved. Call us today at (405) 239-7046 to find out how we may possibly help you recover your loss.

Comedian Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart reached a settlement

After the fatal accident in New Jersey almost a year ago, actor Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart recently agreed to a settlement, the Los Angeles Times reported on May 27.

Though the details of the settlement were not released, the multinational retail company acknowledged “full responsibility” for the June 7 accident that killed James McNair and injured others, including Morgan. Morgan and fellow comedians were returning from a show in Delaware when the vehicle they were riding in was struck by an 18-wheeler Wal-Mart truck. Investigators later found that the truck driver had been awake for 24 hours and was driving with excessive speed when the crash happened. Morgan said in a statement that he was grateful the case was able to be resolved without further dispute.

The legal team at the Abel Law Firm works for Oklahoma residents who have been injured in truck accidents. If you are in such a situation, we may help you work for financial compensation to cover medical expenses and other damages. Call our office today at  405-239-7046 to find out how we may help you.

Truck failure to yield resulted in death and injury

A semi-truck collided with a Trail Blazer in Beckham county, causing the death of one child and the great injury of another, News12 reported on June 28.

Reports coming from authorities said the fatal accident happened at around 4:00 p.m. on June 27 several miles away from Elk City. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the 18-wheeler failed to yield before it struck the vehicle containing Cathy Baker and her two daughters. One of Baker’s daughter, 11-year-old Keri Baker, died in the crash, while Cathy and her other daughter, 12-year-old Kelli Baker, were taken to the hospital. The driver of the commercial truck was reportedly not hurt in the accident. A charity fund website was created to channel donations to the Baker family.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm are deeply saddened by this incident and send their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.

Walmart trucker was speeding in Tracy Morgan crash

The Walmart semi-truck driver who was involved in the recent fatal crash that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed comedian James McNair was discovered to be driving well above the speed limit, NBC News stated on June 19.

Reports said trailer truck operator Kevin Roper was driving with a speed of 65 mph on a road with a 45 mph limit when he rear-ended the limousine bus occupied by Morgan and his friends. The New Jersey Turnpike had a reduced speed because of ongoing construction work. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating how much sleep Roper was driving on, but it does not appear that he violated the hours of service regulations. Roper, who was charged with injury and homicide by a vehicle, reportedly pleaded not guilty.

Serious injury or death may result when reckless truck drivers fail to observe road speed limitations. If you have been injured by a reckless driver in Oklahoma, the lawyers at the Abel Law Firm may represent you. Find out today how we may help you recover your loss by pursuing negligent parties by calling (405) 239-7046.

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