Update: Man charged in connection to fatal OK-33 crash

Posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at 1:54 pm    

EDMOND, OK – A man has been charged in connection to a fatal car crash at OK 33 and Pennsylvania Ave that killed Barbara Heflin, 79, on January 19, Guthrie News Page reports.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Mark Gellenbeck, 32, was behind the wheel of a Ford F-250 on westbound OK 33 prior to the crash.

As Gallenbeck approached the intersection with Pennsylvania Ave, he attempted to reach for something in the passenger seat, causing his vehicle to drift into the eastbound lanes and collide with Heflin’s Chevrolet Impala.

First responders pronounced Heflin dead at the scene of the accident around 10:30 a.m.

Gellenbeck’s bond is set at $5000.

 


Pedestrian fatally stuck by 2 vehicles at SW 59th and Walker Ave

Posted on Friday, October 8th, 2021 at 1:48 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – According to KFOR, a deadly collision involving two vehicles and a pedestrian was reported at Southwest 59th and Walker Ave Thursday.

Two drivers struck the pedestrian. One of the drivers fled the scene following the crash.

It is unclear exactly when the incident occurred.

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.


Le Flore County hunting trip turns deadly

Posted on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 at 1:49 pm    

LE FLORE COUNTY, OK – A doctor died in an apparent crossbow accident while hunting bears, KFOR reports.

Dr. Muhammad Faisal Khan, 52, a rheumatologist, went on the hunting trip last Thursday with a new crossbow.

Deputies discovered Dr. Khan’s corpse beside his hunting stand on Saturday. A crossbow bolt penetrated one of his legs.

Law enforcement is waiting for the medical examiner’s report to determine if the incident was an accident or if foul play was involved.

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 someone you love has died in an accident, contact us today for a free consultation.

Woman in wheelchair fatally struck by car while crossing street in Tulsa

Posted on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at 9:29 pm    

TULSA, OK – A woman crossing the street in a motorized wheelchair is dead after she was hit by a driver in Tulsa on Wednesday night, according to Tulsa World.

The incident happened near Hartford Avenue and 46th Street N at around 7 p.m., as a woman in her mid-60s in a motorized wheelchair was crossing the street with her husband.

Th unidentified victim and her husband, who was not hit in the collision, were both taken to the hospital. She was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver said he did not see the victim before the crash and that he had a green traffic light. He is not believed to have been under the influence when the accident happened.

 

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 pedestrian 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.

 


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.

 


Man and 2 children dead, driver injured in Ottawa County crash

Posted on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 4:55 pm    

MIAMI, OK (OTTAWA COUNTY) – Three people, including two young boys, died and another person was injured in a crash in Ottawa County yesterday afternoon.

According to KFOR, the crash happened on Oklahoma Highway 10, southeast of Miami at 2:11 p.m. Police say a 1994 Honda Civic, being driven by a 23-year-old man from Joplin, Missouri, crashed for unknown reasons.

Three passengers in the Honda, 29-year-old Terry Wilikins, a 5-year-old boy, and a 7-year-old boy, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was taken to the hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for treatment of head and torso injuries.

Authorities continue to investigate 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.

 


Woman killed, another injured when car strikes pedestrians in NW OKC

Posted on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at 12:59 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A woman was killed and another person was injured when a vehicle collided with a pair of pedestrians in Northwest Oklahoma City yesterday afternoon, News on 6 reports.

The two people were crossing NW 23rd Street at N Pennsylvania Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. when they were struck by a westbound Nissan.

Emergency responders pronounced the woman dead at the scene. The second person was less seriously injured.

Investigations are ongoing, and new developments will be reported on this blog.

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.

Driver dead after crashing vehicle during police pursuit in Lawton

Posted on Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at 7:40 pm    

LAWTON, OK (COMANCHE COUNTY) – A driver was killed when he crashed his vehicle while reportedly being pursued by Lawton police yesterday morning, according to KOCO News.

The crash happened on Sheridan Road at about 3:35 a.m. as a police officer was pursuing the driver of a 2021 Chevrolet Camaro, who was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed.

The pursued driver lost control of his vehicle, then went off the side of the road. There, he collided with a curb and a mailbox before crashing into an embankment across Jefferson Avenue.

The Camaro overturned multiple times, then smashed into a vacant van and trailer and a fence. It finally landed upside-down.

The driver of the Camaro, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene.

The cause of the pursuit was not immediately available.

The officer was not 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 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 struck, killed by object sticking out of trailer near Okemah

Posted on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 at 2:22 pm    

OKEMAH, OK – A pedestrian was fatally struck by an object sticking out of a trailer as he was walking on I-40 earlier this month, KTUL reports.

On September 2, Kip Keith, 34 was walking on the shoulder of I-40 in a construction zone near Okemah when he collided with the object.

Emergency crews responded to the incident around 4 p.m. and pronounced Keith dead at the scene.

The driver did not stop after the incident.

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 died in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.


Female pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver in SW Oklahoma City

Posted on Sunday, September 5th, 2021 at 8:37 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver in southwest Oklahoma City early yesterday morning, according to News 9.

The crash happened near the intersection of S Winston Way and SW 70th Street at around 6 a.m., when a female pedestrian was struck by a driver who then fled the scene.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene.

No information on the suspect driver or vehicle was 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 pedestrian 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.

 

Ed Abel Named Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year

Ed Abel was awarded the Litigator of the Year award as recognition of his tremendous success in the courtroom defending the lives of Oklahomans, and his unique service as a true son of the State of Oklahoma. He has won some of the largest verdicts in Oklahoma's history, and he and his team have successfully argued against harmful tort reform laws in the state Supreme Court. His impact is so widespread across the state that Governor Mary Fallin declared May 1st as "Ed Abel Day."

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