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Texas man drowns in McCurtain County river in SE Oklahoma

EAGLETOWN, OK (MCCURTAIN COUNTY) – A man from Texas died following an inner tube accident in a river in McCurtain County, located in southeastern Oklahoma, yesterday, according to a report by The Oklahoman.

The accident happened around 5 p.m. in the Mountain Fork River, near Eagletown, which is located about 10 miles east of Broken Bow and 190 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

The victim, 58-year-old Pedro Segura, of Irving, Texas, was riding on an inner tube attached to a second inner tube when the accident occurred. Segura got off his tube when the second one detached from the first.

He intended to pull the second inner tube to the bank of the river, but then went under in 10 feet of water and drowned.

Segura was reportedly not wearing a flotation device when the incident 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 personal injury 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 facing multiple charges following police pursuit in Tulsa

TULSA, OK – A man is in custody following a police pursuit Friday night, according to News on 6.

The incident began when an officer attempted to stop suspect James Valdez after running his license plate and discovering it did not match the vehicle. Instead of stopping for the officer, Valdez sped away, driving the wrong way at one point, and running multiple traffic lights.

Valdez and a female passenger, who was not identified, left the vehicle near the intersection of Memorial and 31st Street before fleeing the scene on foot.

The two were taken into police custody soon after. While in custody, Valdez attempted to escape by slipping free of his handcuffs with the help of his passenger, but was unsuccessful. He was taken in later on multiple charges, including possession of methamphetamine, obstruction of justice, and evading the police.

No injuries were reported during the chase.

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.

 

At least one hurt in Midwest City rollover accident

MIDWEST CITY, OK – At least one person was injured Sunday in a three-vehicle collision in Midwest City, according to News on 6.

The crash happened on Reno Avenue and South Douglas Boulevard, near the John Conrad Golf Course, and was reported by News on 6 at 6:12 p.m.

At least one person, a woman, was trapped as a result of the collision and had to be extricated from the wreckage by emergency crews.

Her identity and condition, and those of other possible victims, were not released.

The accident is 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.

Kayaker’s body found in lake at Stillwater

STILLWATER, OK – Authorities located the body of a kayaker in Stillwater Friday morning, about twelve hours after he had gone missing Thursday night.

According to KFOR, the victim, Blake McSparrin, was reported missing at 9:40 p.m. Thursday night when emergency dispatchers received a notice of floating fishing gear and an upturned kayak in Boomer Lake.

Despite using a helicopter, drone, boat, and multiple agencies, officials had to call off the search at about 11 p.m. due to dark conditions.

A team of divers was brought in to help with the search the following morning.

McSparrin was located at about 9:30 a.m., about 130 feet from where the kayak had been found.

The report does not make it clear what caused McSparrin’s kayak to overturn.

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 kayak 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 facing arson charges in Tulsa fire that injured one

TULSA, OK – A woman is facing arson charges related to an apartment fire Sunday that injured one man and displaced nine people in Tulsa, according to KJRH.

The fire began before 7:40 a.m. near the intersection of East 11th Street and Highway 169 at an apartment complex.

The blaze led to the injury of one man, a resident, who was burned on the arm as he escaped the building.

According to investigators, the fire was intentionally started at multiple locations by a resident, allegedly Cassia Anderson, who was found carrying lighters with her.

Anderson is facing multiple charges including first-degree arson.

A total of nine people, including two children, were displaced in the fire and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

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 burn injury 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.

 

Kansas man dead in Noble County rear-end crash

BILLINGS, OK (NOBLE COUNTY) – A Kansas man is dead following a rollover crash on Interstate 35 Saturday, according to News on 6.

The accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-35 near Billings when 28-year-old Laguess Malcolm, of Wichita, Kansas, collided with the back of a GMC Yukon operated by a man from Bonner, Montana.

The Yukon then crashed into the guardrail, while Malcolm’s vehicle traveled into the median and then rolled over multiple times. Malcolm was ejected about 100 feet during the collision and was pronounced dead at the site of the crash.

The Yukon’s 67-year-old driver was not seriously hurt in the collision.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash 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 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.

20-year-old dead in Osage County swimming accident

HOMINY, OK (OSAGE COUNTY) – A young man drowned Saturday morning while swimming in an Osage County creek, according to an article by KFOR.

The accident happened at about 2 a.m. at Boar Creek, which is located about 6 miles from Hominy.

The victim, Collinsville man Stephen Bosch, 20, was swimming with friends when the accident happened. He was reported missing to authorities about twelve hours later.

His body was recovered Sunday at 10:42 a.m., according to a statement by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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 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 and someone else is at fault, contact us today for a free consultation.

20-year-old dead after trying to swim across Atoka Co. quarry

Photo Credit: Oklahoma Highway Patrol

CANEY, OK (ATOKA COUNTY) – A young man drowned yesterday while attempting to swim across a quarry in Atoka County, according to KFOR.

The incident happened at about 1 p.m. at the Dolese rock quarry in Caney.

The victim, 20-year-old Elijah Moore, of Durant, swam around 300 yards across the 400-yard-wide quarry before submerging beneath the water.

His body was discovered about four hours later by authorities using sonar.

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 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, contact us today for a free consultation.

Elderly pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by car

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An elderly pedestrian was sent to the hospital with serious injuries following a crash last night in northwest Oklahoma City.

News on 6 reports that the incident happened around 9 p.m. at the intersection of Meridian Avenue and Northwest 23rd Street.

The victim was struck by a vehicle and then taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

There is no information available at this time regarding the circumstances of the accident.

Our team will continue to monitor this developing news story and will post updates to our blog 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 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.

Police officer injured in multi-vehicle crash in Midwest City

MIDWEST CITY, OK – A police officer was injured today in an accident in Midwest City, according to a report by News on 6.

The accident happened this afternoon at Northeast 13th Street and North Douglas Boulevard, and according to video reports, involved multiple cars.

There is no word if any other people were injured in the crash.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident at this time.

Our team will continue to monitor this developing story. As more details come to light, we will update our blog with new information.

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.

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