Jack-knifed semi-truck causes traffic delays and lane closures on I-40

Posted on Sunday, August 1st, 2021 at 1:28 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A jack-knifed semi-truck caused traffic delays and lane closures on I-40 eastbound this morning, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred at around 8:50 a.m. on eastbound I-40, beneath I-35 N at the Ft. Smith junction in east Oklahoma City.

A jack-knifed semi-truck was blocking two of the left lanes.

There is no information at this point on possible injuries.

 

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.

 


Injuries reported in late-night crash on Turner Turnpike near Kellyville

Posted on Saturday, July 17th, 2021 at 2:06 pm    

KELLYVILLE, OK (CREEK COUNTY) – At least one person was injured in a crash on the Turner Turnpike in Creek County late last night, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.


The crash occurred on the eastbound turnpike, near mile marker 212 in Kellyville, just before midnight.

At least one person was injured in the crash.

The roadway was partially closed as a result of the accident.

No further details are available 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.

 


Kansas man killed in single-vehicle rollover crash in Kay County

Posted on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 8:05 am    

KAY COUNTY, OK – A 28-year-old man from Kansas was killed in a rollover crash in Kay County yesterday morning, according to KFOR News.

The crash occurred about seven miles north of Newkirk on Highway 77 and County Road State Line Road at 6:24 a.m.

28-year-old Andrew Banta, of Arkansas City, Kans., was driving a 2016 Jeep Wrangler when he ran off the left side of the roadway. He then crashed into the center median, then struck a traffic sign. The Jeep rolled over several times, causing Banta to be ejected from the vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Banta, who was not wearing his seatbelt when the crash occurred, may have been under the influence at the time of the crash.

No other people were injured in 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 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.

 


5 people from Arkansas killed in head-on crash in Leflore County

Posted on Sunday, June 20th, 2021 at 7:44 pm    

CAMERON, OK (LEFLORE COUNTY) – Five people from Arkansas were killed in a collision in eastern Oklahoma on Friday morning, according to Fox 24 News.

The crash happened south of Cameron on State Highway 112 at about 11 a.m., when the 76-year-old driver of a Jeep Cherokee went over the median and into the lanes of oncoming traffic. His vehicle crashed head-on into another car.

Inside that car were 42-year-old Aaron Gamble and his 15-year-old son, both of Arkansas. They both died at the scene.

The driver of the Jeep, 76-year-old Charles Drushal, and two passengers, 53-year-old Jill Drushal and a 15-year-old girl, all three of Fort Smith, Ark., were also pronounced dead at 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 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 women and 2 children killed, 3 children injured in Ottawa County crash

Posted on Sunday, April 25th, 2021 at 9:16 pm    

QUAPAW, OK (OTTAWA COUNTY) – A collision on Highway 69 in northeastern Oklahoma led to the death of two women and two children and the injury of three other juveniles on Friday night, according to KFOR.

The crash happened north of Quapaw on Hwy 69, near South 630 Road, at 8:39 p.m., when a 2016 Nissan Rogue and a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix collided.

The driver of the Pontiac, 30-year-old Charlsee Eberly, of Miami, Okla., and the driver of the Nissan, 28-year-old Quapaw resident Kaitlyn Kibel, died at the scene. A passenger in the Nissan, a 10-year-old boy from Quapaw, was also pronounced dead at the site of the crash.

A 7-year-old girl from Miami, also a passenger in the Nissan, was taken to the hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Three other children, all of whom were passengers in the Nissan, were taken to the hospital in Joplin, Missouri, with multiple, extensive injuries. They include an 8-year-old boy and 3-year-old boy from Miami and a 7-year-old boy from Quapaw.

The weather was rainy when the crash occurred, though the cause 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 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.

 


17-year-old girl falls through ice and drowns while trying to save dog

Posted on Saturday, February 20th, 2021 at 10:42 pm    

DEWAR, OK (OKMULGEE COUNTY) – A 17-year-old girl drowned Thursday evening after falling through an iced-over pond in Okmulgee County while attempting to help her dog to safety, according to OKC FOX 25 and  KFOR.

The accident occurred in Dewar, at a pond near 6th Street, just after 5:20 p.m., when the 17-year-old victim walked onto the ice in order to retrieve her stranded dog.

The victim fell beneath the 2-inch-thick ice, where she drowned.

The dog was later rescued by emergency staff.

Classes at Dewar Public School were canceled Friday following the victim’s tragic death.

Authorities are advising people not to walk onto any frozen bodies of water, as the ice may not be as sturdy as it appears.

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 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.

 


78-year-old pedestrian in critical condition after being struck by car in Tulsa

Posted on Saturday, January 30th, 2021 at 9:56 pm    

TULSA, OK – An elderly woman sustained life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle while she was crossing the street in Tulsa last night, according to FOX 23 News.

The accident occurred in the 8800 block of E 31st Street, in a dimly lit stretch of roadway, when a 78-year-old pedestrian attempted to run across the road.

She was struck by a driver who reportedly did not have time to avoid striking the pedestrian.

The victim was taken to the hospital for the treatment of critical, life-threatening injuries.

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 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.

 


Driver killed in wrong way crash on U.S. 169 & S. 4050 Rd near Collinsville

Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 at 12:51 pm    

COLLINSVILLE, OK – A wrong way driver was killed in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 169 at the South 4050 Road intersection north of Collinsville on Sunday morning.

According to Tulsa World, the accident occurred at 2:13 a.m., when a driver traveling the wrong way in the northbound lanes of U.S. 169 slammed into a northbound vehicle at a high speed and then caught fire.

The wrong way driver was declared deceased at the scene. The two motorists from Morristown, TN, in the other vehicle were not hurt.

Authorities have not yet identified the driver who was killed.

If more information is released, this blog will be updated.

 

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.


84-year-old man dies in crash on 126th Street North in Collinsville

Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2021 at 11:14 am    

COLLINSVILLE, OKLAHOMA – Authorities say an elderly man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on 126th Street North in Collinsville on Friday afternoon.

According to Tulsa World, the accident occurred around 2:30 p.m.

The preliminary crash report states that 84-year-old Walter Kerr of Owasso was heading east on 126th Street North after turning from North Memorial Drive when his vehicle crossed the center lane and crashed into a traffic sign.

Collinsville emergency services transported Kerr to a nearby hospital. He was declared deceased on arrival.

At this time, officials are still investigating the circumstances of the crash. We will update this blog if more information is 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 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 taken to hospital after being trapped in Yukon car accident

Posted on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 at 9:38 pm    

YUKON, OK – A man was injured during a pin-in collision in Yukon earlier this afternoon, according to KFOR.

The collision occurred near the intersection of N Holly Avenue and NW 10th Street at about 3:30 p.m., when two vehicles collided.

One man was pinned within the wreckage as a result of the crash. After being rescued by emergency officials, he was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

His identity was not immediately revealed.

No other people were reported as injured in 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 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.

 

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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