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Worker dies after being electrocuted by overhead line

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A tree crew worker in Oklahoma City was killed after being electrocuted Thursday evening.

According to KFOR, the incident took place sometime before 10 p.m. near the intersection of Northwest 12th Street and Roff Avenue.

Firefighters say the man was severely electrocuted while working near an overhead line. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending further 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 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.

Update: Worker identified in fatal Tulsa construction site accident

TULSA, OK – Authorities in Tulsa have identified the man who suffered a fatal injury after falling several stories at a downtown construction site early Friday morning.

According to KJRH, 52-year-old Abel Garcia died shortly after 7 a.m when he fell at least five floors from the side on Denver Avenue at Cameron Street.

Coworkers say Garcia was not wearing the proper safety equipment prior to the fall. 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 Tulsa construction 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.

Tulsa construction worker dies after fall at downtown site

TULSA, OK – Tulsa police have confirmed a single fatality after a man fell from a downtown construction site early Friday morning.

According to News on 6, a man in his 50s fell about five stories from the site along Cameron Street near Detroit Avenue.

Details regarding the identity of the victim or the circumstances leading up to his fall have not yet been released. All workers have been sent home for the weekend and work on the site will be halted for the day.

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 Tulsa construction 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.

Teen killed after industrial accident in Catoosa

CATOOSA, OK – A 19-yar-old man died following an accident at an industrial work site in Catoosa last Wednesday.

According to News on 6, Zeke Hearn was working at the Valmont galvanizing plant when a large piece of sheet metal fell and crushed him.

Hearn was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later.

The circumstances leading up to the accident remain under investigation as of Monday, April 12th. Our team will update this blog with further information as it is made available to the public.

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 Tulsa 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.

One dead after bicyclist struck by hit-and-run driver in Cherokee Co.

WOODALL, OK (CHEROKEE COUNTY) – One person was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Highway 62 in Cherokee County late Thursday night, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.


The accident occurred on Highway 62, near Stanley Road and S 460 Road at about 9:55 p.m., when the driver of a light-colored sedan struck a bicyclist as they were crossing the street. The driver then fled the scene without stopping to render aid.

One person was confirmed dead in the accident. Their identity was not immediately available.

Authorities are searching for the suspect and vehicle, which should have damage to the front body and may be missing the driver’s-side mirror and headlight.

Those with any information on the crash are asked to contact authorities at 918-627-0440.

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 hit-and-run 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.

 

Single fatality reported after Tulsa structure fire

TULSA, OK – A man was killed following a fire at an abandoned home in Tulsa early Thursday morning.

According to Fox 23 Tulsa, firefighters were called to the scene of a two-story apartment building near the intersection of 21st Street and Riverside Drive at about 4:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, first responders discovered heavy fire and smoke engulfing the building. An unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene. It is still unclear why he was in the building at the time of the blaze.

Investigators are working to establish an official cause of the blaze.

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 Tulsa fire 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: Family of hit-and-run victim searches for answers

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The family of hit-and-run victim Percilla Cheadle held a second vigil for her Thursday night.

As previously reported, Cheadle was crossing the street at North Rockwell and Melrose Avenue on November 4 when she was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck. New footage of the incident has since been released, and according to News on 6, shows that Cheadle was hit by a second vehicle after the initial collision. The video shows a van striking Cheadle before braking and then fleeing the scene.

The driver of the Chevy truck who initially hit Cheadle has been in contact with the police. No arrests have been made.

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.

State senator charged with manslaughter following car accident in May

TULSA, OK – A state senator from Oklahoma has been charged with first-degree manslaughter stemming from her role in a fatal car accident earlier this year.

Senator Allison Ikley-Freeman, who represents parts of Tulsa and surrounding cities, was involved in a collision on the Turner Turnpike back in May.

According to KFOR, victim Enrique Lopez’s vehicle was on the grass near the right side of the road when Ikley-Freeman struck him. Ikley-Freeman was taken to the University of Oklahoma Medical Center while Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ikley-Freeman claimed she was driving 75 MPH, but police confirmed she was actually driving over 90 MPH before the accident.

Ikley-Freeman’s bond has been set at $30,000, although she is not currently in custody.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safe 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.

Update: New information released about deadly Halloween hit-and-run

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Video of a fatal accident on Halloween night was released to police and media today.

This an update to a recent blog post about the incident.

Alivia Gutierrez was killed Sunday after being hit by a car following a Halloween party held outside a salon. Gutierrez was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect, Miguel Fuentes-Ramirez, was later arrested.

According to police, Fuentes-Ramirez ran over Guiterrez multiple times before he fled the scene. News 9 acquired a cellphone video of the incident. Several witnesses had footage of Fuentes-Ramirez at the crime scene near Southwest 59th Street and South Douglas Avenue.

A friend of Gutierrez’s spoke with KFOR and expressed her feelings about the accident, saying “You didn’t just hit her, but you hit her and took off.”

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.

Woman killed after being hit by car at SW 59th and S Douglas Avenue

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A woman was killed early Sunday morning after being hit by a car at Southwest 59th Street and South Douglas Avenue.

A male suspect, later identified as Miguel Fuentes-Ramirez, ran over the victim, Alivia Gutierrez before fleeing the scene of the accident. According to News on 6, Fuentes-Ramirez hit Gutierrez in a parking lot during a party, then fled.

The victim was pronounced dead at the crime scene. Officers later arrested Fuentes-Ramirez for manslaughter and fleeing the scene of an 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 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.

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