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Update: More information emerges in fatal Ponca City crash

PONCA CITY, OK – Additional details have emerged regarding the fatal collision outside Ponca City that killed two and sent two others to the hospital on Sunday.

According to Fox 25, the collision occurred that morning on State Highway 11, between Waverly Street and Union Street. 73-year-old Jerry Johns’s Ford F-150 drifted from the highway’s westbound lane into its eastbound lane, where it collided with a 2015 Ford Expedition. Johns and the Expedition’s driver, 74-year-old John Holden, both died at the scene.

We also know more about the two injured. A 38-year-old and a four-year-old who were passengers in Holden’s vehicle received injuries not believed to be life-threatening. They were taken to Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City and OU Children’s Hospital, and were listed in fair condition at the time Fox 25’s story was published.

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.

2 dead in head-on crash in head-on collision in Ponca City

PONCA CITY, OK – Two men died in a head-on collision on State Highway 11 near Union Street Sunday morning, Oklahoma News 4 reports.

73-year-old Jerry Johns was driving west on SH-11 when he crossed into the eastbound lanes and struck a vehicle driven by John Holden, 74. The two men were trapped in the wreckage for more than three hours before they were discovered. Emergency responders pronounced them dead at the scene.

An adult man and a child were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries not deemed to be life-threatening.

Ponca City Fire, Newkirk Fire and Kildare Fire all responded to the call.

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.

Tulsa woman killed after running stop sign

TULSA, OK – A Tulsa woman died after running a stop sign east of downtown early Sunday morning.

According to Tulsa World, the incident occurred within the 14400 block of East Pine Street near the intersection with North 145 E Avenue around 1:00 a.m.

Police say 38-year-old Michelle Cousins ran a stop sign and was struck by a vehicle traveling northbound. Cousins’ car left the roadway and rolled over, ejecting her in the process. She was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

No other injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

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.

One killed in Norman rollover accident

NORMAN, OK – Officials with the Norman Police Department are investigating the case of a single-vehicle crash that took the life of a motorist Monday evening. 

According to News 9, the collision occurred shortly before 5:00 p.m. along an off-ramp from SH-9 to I-35. Police say the vehicle careened into trees on the side of the road killing the man inside.

Information regarding the identity of the individual involved in the crash or the circumstances leading up to it has not yet been made available. We will provide those detail as soon as they are released by Authorities in Norman.

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 arrested after colliding with Tulsa restaurant

TULSA, OK – Police in Tulsa have arrested one woman after she drove her vehicle into a restaurant near 31st Street Monday.

According to News on 6, the collision occurred at the Three Tequilas Restaurant near the intersection of 31st St. and Peoria Point.

Officials believe the female driver crashed into the fence and patio area of the restaurant after almost hitting another driver.

Luckily, no injuries were reported as a result of the collision. However, the driver was arrested for driving without a license or insurance as well as other outstanding warrants.

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.

One dead after police pursuit and crash along Cherokee Turnpike

WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, OK – Oklahoma Highway Patrol are reporting one person has died following a pursuit involving a stolen car on the Cherokee Turnpike Wednesday night.

According to KNWA, an Oklahoma State Trooper attempted a traffic stop of the stolen vehicle. When he asked the driver to exit the vehicle, the driver instead sped off, and a chase ensued.

The pursuit came to an end when OHP attempted a tactical vehicle intervention, causing the stolen vehicle to spin around and eject the driver. The driver was attempting to escape on foot when he was struck and killed by an oncoming car.

No word on the condition of the passenger in the vehicle has been released. This story is still developing; we will provide any updates as they are made available.

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

One killed and another in critical condition after crash on I-44

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A man was struck and killed while loading his broken-down truck onto a towing vehicle in Comanche County Wednesday morning.

Bernardo Martinez, 41, was struck and killed when a  Santa Fe woman veered off of interstate 44 near Fletcher just after midnight, according to KFOR.

Karen Cole, 40, lost control of her vehicle, first hitting Martinez, then his truck and the tow truck before colliding with a concrete barrier. She was taken to a local hospital in critical condition where she remains as of Thursday evening.

Officials are investigating what may have caused Cole to drive off of the roadway and hit the man.

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.

OKC car accident leaves 3 injured

Three cars were involved in a collision in northeast Oklahoma City on Saturday afternoon. The Oklahoma City police stated that a northbound vehicle on Coltrane unexpectedly crossed into oncoming traffic, striking two southbound vehicles.

Two of the three vehicles involved in the accident flipped over. The third vehicle did not roll over, and the individuals inside the car were not injured. The driver of the vehicle that crossed into the southbound lanes was injured, and so were two other people in the vehicle that rolled.

The conditions of the people who sustained injuries in the crash are not known at this time. An investigation into the collision is underway by the Oklahoma City police department.

Please contact the Oklahoma car accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol celebrates 75th birthday

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was founded on April 20, 1937, and this year it celebrates it’s 75th birthday.

One of the things that brought the Oklahoma Highway Patrol into the national spotlight was the arrest of the Oklahoma City bomber, Timothy McVeigh. An Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer was working in Oklahoma City when he noticed a vehicle without it’s proper tags traveling on the roadways. He pulled the vehicle over, and evidently caught the notorious bomber within 75 minutes of the bomb exploding.

Although the technology has changed throughout the years that the patrol has been in place, their main focus has been maintained. That focus is centered on traffic safety. Patrol officers are still trying to maintain order on roadways throughout the state of Oklahoma.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Oklahoma due to the negligence of someone else, please contact the Oklahoma car accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.

2 students on school bus injured in car accident

Last week, 2 Douglass High School students went to the hospital after the school bus they were riding in crashed into a car. The driver of the car has been cited for driving without insurance and driving without a license.

According to police, at around 7:10 a.m., the car’s driver made an improper right turn, causing the school bus to run into it. The accident occurred at the intersection of Lottie Avenue and NE 16. Another bus took the uninjured students to school, while two injured high school students were taken to Mercy Health Center. The students’ injuries were reported to be minor.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact the Oklahoma motor vehicle accident attorneys of the Abel Law Firm at 1-800-739-ABEL to discuss your situation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers today.

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