Multiple winter-weather collisions reported in Oklahoma City

Posted on Sunday, December 13th, 2020 at 9:55 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported a series of snowy-weather crashes in Oklahoma City this morning.

OHP reported three accidents at 8:29 a.m.

The first accident happened on eastbound I-240 and S Anderson Road, and involved a non-injury crash that blocked part of the roadway, leading to likely traffic delays.

The second collision occurred on westbound I-40 and S Agnew Avenue. This collision did not involve injured victims and led to the roadway being completely closed.

The third crash happened at eastbound I-40 and S Scott Street, near Reno Avenue, with at least one person injured as a result. Their identity and the extent of their injuries were not released.

The third collision also caused road closures.

The circumstances of the crashes were not released.

No further information is 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 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.

 


Two dead, teen and two others killed in Carter County wrong-way crash

Posted on Saturday, December 12th, 2020 at 9:28 pm    

SPRINGER, OK (CARTER COUNTY) – Two people were killed, and three other people were injured in a wrong-way crash in Carter County on Thursday evening.

According to KFOR, the accident occurred on Highway 53 E at about 6:20 p.m. when the driver of a 2015 Jetta, Coleman McGuffin, crossed over the center line and into the lane of oncoming traffic.

McGuffin collided with the driver of a 2010 Ford Ranger pickup truck, Carissa Womble, 42.

Womble and McGuffin both died at the scene.

A 16-year-old and two other passengers in the Ranger were taken to the hospital with severe wounds.

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 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.

 


Pedestrian fatally struck by pickup in Creek County

Posted on Saturday, December 12th, 2020 at 6:36 pm    

SAPULPA, OK (CREEK COUNTY) – A pedestrian was killed yesterday after being struck by a vehicle on I-44 in Creek County, according to KFOR.

The accident occurred on westbound I-44, near the exit ramp for W 56th Place S, at about 8:25 a.m.

63-year-old Russell Davis was struck by the driver of a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck, a man from Tulsa.

Davis died of massive injuries sustained during the crash.

The exact circumstances of the accident have not been revealed, though the weather is not considered to have been a factor.

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.

 


Broken Arrow man killed in Tulsa collision

Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 at 6:04 pm    

TULSA, OK – A 71-year-old man from Broken Arrow was killed yesterday in a crash that happened near downtown Tulsa, according to Tulsa World.

Joaquin Vargas Conty was traveling west on I-244 when his Ford Fusion collided with another passenger vehicle near Peoria Avenue. Conty died as a result of the collision, while the other driver—a woman from Kansas—was unhurt.

Both motorists were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Investigations are ongoing.

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.


71-year-old man ejected from ATV in fatal Grady County accident

Posted on Saturday, November 28th, 2020 at 7:01 pm    

GRADY COUNTY, OK – An elderly man was killed after being thrown from an ATV during an accident in Grady County yesterday, according to KOCO.

The accident occurred on County Road 1470 in Ninnekah just before 5:30 p.m. when 71-year-old John W. Reed, of Ninnekah, lost control of an ATV.

Reed, who reportedly was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was ejected about 10 feet from the ATV.

He died of injuries sustained during the accident.

No other people were reported as injured.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident 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 ATV 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 man dead after being pinned for 2 hours in Okmulgee County crash

Posted on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 at 8:33 pm    

HENRYETTA, OK (OKMULGEE COUNTY) – A man from Oklahoma City died after being pinned inside his vehicle for over two hours following a crash in Okmulgee County this morning, according to KTUL.

The accident happened on westbound I-40 near Henryetta when 37-year-old Oklahoma City man Leslye Moyd lost control of his vehicle.

The vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, and Moyd overcorrected the vehicle, which caused it to roll over multiple times before colliding with a tree.

The car came to a stop on the left side of the vehicle, pinning Moyd within the wreckage for about two hours.

Despite fire officials using the jaws of life to extricate him, Moyd died at the scene. His cause of death is listed as severe internal injuries.

No other injuries were reported in the collision, which continues to be investigated 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.

 


At least one person injured in early-morning crash in SW OKC

Posted on Sunday, November 1st, 2020 at 1:40 pm    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – At least one person was reported injured following an accident in southwestern Oklahoma city early this morning, according to the Oklahoma City response and accident tracker.

The collision occurred at 1035 SW 59th St at about 2 a.m.

While there are few details currently available on the collision, authorities have reported that at least one person was hurt as a result.

The identity of the victim and the circumstances of the crash are not currently available.

This is a developing news story, and our team will post further details as they are 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 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.

 


Unidentified driver killed in fiery, early-morning crash in Grady County

Posted on Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at 6:03 pm    

ACME, OK (GRADY COUNTY) – One person was killed in a dramatic, fiery car accident west of Rush Springs early this morning, according to KFOR.

The accident happened in Acme, near the intersection of County Rd 2770 and SH-17 just after 5 a.m., when the driver of a 2007 Dodge failed to properly navigate a curve and went off the roadway. The driver then went back onto the roadway and over the center line, into the left lane.

The driver overcorrected, then rolled over multiple times as it went off the right side of the roadway once more.

The vehicle was aflame when a witness discovered the vehicle and the victim, who died at the scene.

The victim has not yet been publicly identified.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident at this time.


Man hit and killed by semi-truck after crashing his car in fiery accident near Shawnee

Posted on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at 6:06 pm    

SHAWNEE, OK (POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY) – A 57-year-old man was killed in an accident northeast of Shawnee, in Pottawatomie County Friday morning when he stepped out of his car, which had caught on fire in a separate crash on I-40.

According to KFOR, the accident happened near the Earlsboro exit on westbound I-40 just before 6:30 a.m.

The victim, 57-year-old Robert Scott Cappetta, of Prague, Oklahoma, ran off the side of the road, and his 2005 Ford van collided with a guardrail. The vehicle continued onto the shoulder and then caught on fire.

Cappetta walked out of the blazing car and walked to the interstate when he was hit by a semi-truck. He died at the scene.

The truck driver was not reported as injured.

According to the report, it was dark when the accident 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.

 


Two men from Seminole in crit. condition after Midway semi-truck accident

Posted on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 at 7:40 pm    

MIDWAY, OK – Two people from Seminole were seriously hurt after they were ejected from a semi-truck during a single-vehicle collision yesterday in Lincoln County, according to KFOR.

The accident happened on SH-102, about six miles north of Midway at about 4 p.m. when the back wheels of a 2006 Volvo semi-truck, driven by 44-year-old Shawn Allen Gray, went off the road.

Gray overcorrected the truck, causing the truck to go off the opposite side of the road. He attempted to correct the truck’s path once more, and the vehicle rolled over four times before landing upside-down.

Gray was ejected five feet from the truck and a passenger, 29-year-old Jose De Jesus Santillan Lopez, was ejected about 50 feet.

Both men were taken to the University of Oklahoma Hospital for the treatment of severe injuries, including wounds to the head and internal organs.

No other vehicles were reported as being involved 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 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.

 

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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