UPDATE: Driver was impaired during crash that killed Edmond officer

Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 at 12:57 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A 54-year-old driver was found to have been impaired last Tuesday, July 19, during a crash that killed a motorcycle officer in Edmond, reports FOX25.

The fatal wreck occurred at the intersection of Broadway Extension and Comfort Drive, at about 3:00 p.m.

An early investigation shows the suspect was driving a utility truck when he crashed into a group of vehicles at a red light.

A 38-year-old Edmond police officer, who was on a marked motorcycle among those vehicles, suffered serious injuries in the collision. He was rushed to OU Medical Center where he later died.

No other injuries were reported.

The suspect told a responding officer he was fatigued and driving too fast to stop his truck in time.

Officials said preliminary blood tests indicate amphetamine and methamphetamine were present in the suspect’s system at the time of the crash. Other results are still pending.

 

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.


3-year-old killed in Collinsville, OK house fire

Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 at 4:26 am    

COLLINSVILLE, OK – A 3-year-old child died after a family’s home burned down outside of Tulsa Sunday morning.

According to KFOR, crews responded to the scene at Horsepen mobile home park to find the home engulfed in flames. They attempted to fight the blaze and made their way inside where they found the child deceased.

Two adults and a teen were able to escape the home. One of the adults sustained burn injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Authorities believe it may have started in the kitchen.

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.


Firefighter dead after battling wildfire in Comanche Co.

Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 at 4:34 am    

COMANCHE COUNTY, OK – An Oklahoma firefighter died after working to extinguish a wildfire southeast of Oklahoma City on Sunday.

According to UPI, emergency crews were responding to a fire at NE King Road and Lake Ellsworth when the unidentified firefighter passed away.

No further details on the circumstances of their death have been provided.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.


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.


5-year-old child killed in NW Oklahoma ATV crash

Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2022 at 3:55 am    

BUFFALO, OK – A 5-year-old child died after a crash on an ATV in northwest Oklahoma Wednesday reports KFOR.

A driver and the young child were on a gravel road in Buffalo when the 5-year-old got ahold of the steering wheel and traveled off-road. The ATV hit an embankment and flipped.

The child was killed in the accident.

The operator of the ATV 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 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 and dog killed in Del City house fire

Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 at 5:23 am    

DEL CITY, OK – A man and his dog were killed after a home burned in Del City on Tuesday morning, reports KOCO.

First responders were on the scene at Southeast 22nd Street and Sunnylane Road around 7:30 a.m.

A man was pulled out of the burning home, but despite life-saving efforts, he died at the scene. His dog was also killed in the fire.

Del City Fire Department authorities are working to disclose the cause of the fire.

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.

1 dead in house fire officials say was arson

Posted on Friday, February 4th, 2022 at 4:06 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man died and another was injured after a house burned in northeast Oklahoma City late last month.

Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set, according to KFOR.

Crews arrived at the scene of the house fire on the 2100 block of NE 20th Street around 9 p.m. They found the victim at the front porch of the home and another man lying in the front yard.

The man on the porch was pronounced dead at the scene. The other man was the victim’s neighbor who had entered the burning house in an attempt to save him. The neighbor entered and exited the home several times while gasping for fresh air to get the man outside.

The neighbor was transported to an area hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation.

Investigators are still uncovering information on the cause of the fire.

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.


Man dead after being crushed between two vehicles on 3rd St

Posted on Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at 9:36 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man was fatally crushed between two vehicles following a separate rear-end crash in Oklahoma City early Saturday morning, according to KFOR News.

The crash happened in the 5800 block of SW 3rd Street near a Walmart at about 12:30 a.m., after a man crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The man was then standing in front of his vehicle and behind the struck car. A third driver then crashed into the back of the man’s vehicle, causing him to be crushed between his vehicle and the rear-ended car.

The man was pronounced dead after the incident. He was not immediately identified.

It is unclear if the other drivers were hurt in 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 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.

 


Two people killed in early-morning head-on crash on Lake Hefner Pkwy

Posted on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at 9:12 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Two people were killed in a head-on car accident that happened on Lake Hefner Parkway early this morning, according to information from KFOR News.

The collision happened in the northbound lanes of the highway between 122nd Street and Hefner Road at around 4 a.m., when at least two vehicles collided. A wrong-way driver may have been involved in the incident.

Two people were pronounced dead after the collision.

The accident remains under investigation 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 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.

 


1 dead, 1 injured after multi-vehicle crash on I-40 in OKC

Posted on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 at 5:56 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A 23-year-old was killed in a multi-vehicle pin-in crash on I-40 in Oklahoma City yesterday morning, according to KFOR News.

The crash happened on eastbound I-40, near Peebly Road at around 6:25 a.m., when 23-year-old Guthrie man Jake Sing, driving a 2014 Hyundai Elantra, drove off the right side of the highway and crashed into a 2005 Subaru Outback that was parked on the right shoulder.

The Elantra was then struck by a 2021 Toyota Tundra being driven by a 49-year-old man from Porum.

Sing was pinned within his vehicle as a result of the crash. After being extricated using the jaws of life tool, he was taken to the hospital in Oklahoma City, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Tundra was taken to a separate hospital in Oklahoma City, and then was later released.

Authorities continue to investigate the collision 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 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.

 


Fatal single-vehicle crash reported on N Enterprise Rd

Posted on Thursday, October 28th, 2021 at 3:02 pm    

NEWKIRK, OK – According to KFOR, a fatal single-vehicle crash was reported on N Enterprise Rd Tuesday.

Police say that a juvenile, who was possibly impaired, was driving a Jeep Wrangler when the wreck happened around 10:45 p.m.\

First responders transported a  male 17-year-old and a male 18-year-0ld to the hospital. The 17-year-old died. The 18-year-old is in critical condition. The driver of the Wrangler was not injured.

Investigators are working to determine the 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 wrongful death 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 died in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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