Driver injured in 2-semi accident in Harper Co.

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at 3:29 am    

HARPER CO., OK – A man was injured yesterday when two semi trucks collided east of Laverne, KSCB reports.

47-year-old Billy Leon Forer III was driving his 2019 Freightliner west on US 64 when an eastbound 2012 Kenworth crossed into his lane. Forer attempted to swerve out of the way, but the two trucks collided, sending Forer’s vehicle into a ditch on the south side of the roadway and the other truck into a ditch on the north side.

Forer was unhurt following the collision. The other driver was taken by ambulance to Harper County Memorial Hospital in Buffalo and then flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City for further treatment. He has been identified as Thomas Allen Stephens, a 77-year-old resident of Guymon.

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.

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