Man and 2 boys dead, driver injured in Ottawa County crash

Posted on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 4:55 pm    

MIAMI, OK (OTTAWA COUNTY) – Three people from Missouri, including two young boys, were killed and another person was injured in a crash on Highway 10 in Ottawa County yesterday afternoon.

According to KFOR, the crash happened on Oklahoma Highway 10, southeast of Miami at 2:11 p.m., when a 1994 Honda Civic, being driven by a 23-year-old man from Joplin, Missouri, crashed.

Three passengers, 29-year-old Terry Wilikins, a 5-year-old boy, and a 7-year-old boy, all also from Joplin, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was taken to the hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for the treatment of head and torso injuries.

Authorities continue to investigate 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 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.

 


Car Accident at Straka Terrace Causes Traffic at South Western Avenue

Posted on Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 6:40 pm    

Oklahoma City, OK – An accident took place at Straka Terrace at South Western Avenue at 9:45 AM on September 15, 2021, TTN Oklahoma reports.

 

 

Investigations are ongoing, and new developments will be reported on this blog.

 

 

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 people killed, 1 injured during boat malfunction on Lake Texoma

Posted on Sunday, July 11th, 2021 at 9:23 pm    

LAKE TEXOMA, OK (MARSHALL COUNTY) – Two people were killed during a boating accident involving a steering malfunction on Lake Texoma yesterday morning, according to KOCO News.

The crash happened near Sanders Island View and Wood Island at about 7:30 a.m., when a boat experienced a steering malfunction. This caused the watercraft to sharply turn, resulting in the boat driver and two passengers being thrown from the craft.

The boat then crashed into the three victims.

The two passengers, identified as 80-year-old Devered Dee Hines and 62-year-old Eddie Wayne Hines, died at the scene.

The boat operator was taken to the hospital, then later 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 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.

 


24-year-old woman killed in Logan County tractor-trailer crash

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 5:07 pm    

LOGAN CO., OK – Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol have identified the woman killed in a collision involving a tractor-trailer Thursday morning.

According to KFOR, the accident took place at about 10:25 a.m. along I-35 a few miles north of Guthrie.

Investigators believe Kristen N. Benham, 24, lost control of her 2008 Dodge Ram and collided with a cable barrier before traveling into the southbound lanes where the pickup truck was hit by an oncoming tractor-trailer. Both vehicles caught fire following the accident.

Benham’s body was trapped inside her vehicle for several hours following the crash. She was pronounced dead after being extricated by fire crews.

It is still unclear what caused Benham to lose control of her vehicle.

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.


16-year-old dead after collision with deer, semi-truck in Roger Mills Co.

Posted on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 9:54 pm    

ROGER MILLS COUNTY, OK – A 16-year-old boy was killed after he collided with a deer, and then with a semi-truck in Roger Mills County on Thursday night, according to KOKH.

The accident happened on eastbound Highway 33 at about 7 p.m., when the 16-year-old struck a deer, then swerved into the left lane. He collided with an oncoming semi-truck and was ejected from his vehicle.

The victim, whose hometown was not released, died at the scene.

The truck driver was taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-critical injuries, and was later 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 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 occupants, two firefighters killed in house fire in NW Oklahoma

Posted on Saturday, January 30th, 2021 at 7:56 pm    

WAYNOKA, OK (WOODS COUNTY) – Four people, including two firefighters, died during an early-morning house fire in Woods County yesterday, according to The Oklahoman.

The blaze occurred in Waynoka, which is located about 70 miles west of Enid, at 3 a.m.

A man and a woman were trapped in a bedroom due to the fire, prompting two firefighters at the scene to attempt a rescue.

All four victims were killed by injuries sustained during the fire.

The identities of the victims have not yet been made available.

The cause of the fire 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 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.

 


OKC officer injured after being struck by car of fleeing shoplifting suspects

Posted on Thursday, December 24th, 2020 at 2:08 am    

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A female Oklahoma City Police Department officer was hospitalized after being struck by the car of fleeing shoplifting suspects at the Kohl’s on Northwest Expressway and Council Road on Tuesday, reports News on 6.

According to officials, two officers responded to the store after employees called to report two female shoplifters. The officers then chased after the suspects as they exited the store and got into their vehicle. When the female officer stepped in front of the suspect vehicle, the driver accelerated and attempted to run over the officer.

Fortunately, the officer was able to avoid being run over but was struck by the front quarter panel of the vehicle and knocked over. As the vehicle passed, the officer was then hit in the head by a side-view mirror, causing non-serious injuries to her face.

Police lost track of the suspect vehicle after it sped away towards Northwest Expressway.

Following the altercation, the female officer drove to Integris Baptist hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Investigators are currently working to locate the suspects, one of whom has been identified by authorities.

OKCPD MSgt. Gary Knight urges anyone with information to call The Crime Stoppers tip line at 405-235-7300.

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.


House fire in Sand Springs kills family pets, injures four people

Posted on Sunday, December 13th, 2020 at 9:14 pm    

SAND SPRINGS, OK – A house fire in Sand Springs this morning forced four people into the hospital and resulted in the death of their pets, according to FOX 23 News.

The blaze started in the living room of a home in the 500 block of N Franklin Avenue at about 7 a.m., and caused the roof and back portion of the building to collapse.

A neighboring building sustained some damage from the flames.

Four residents, who have yet to be publicly identified, were taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

The family pets, unfortunately, perished in the fire.

The fire 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 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.

 


Truck driver’s inattention reportedly causes fatal multi-vehicle accident in Purcell

Posted on Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at 9:00 pm    

PURCELL, OK (MCCLAIN COUNTY) – A 35-year-old driver was killed in McClain County yesterday after being involved in a multi-vehicle collision believed to be caused by the inattention of a truck driver.

According to KFOR, the accident occurred in Purcell, at mile marker 93 of I-35 S, at about 11 a.m.

35-year-old Nichols Hills man Joshua Leffler was operating a 2017 Ford F150 Raptor pickup truck in heavy traffic caused by construction. His vehicle was struck by the driver of a 2011 International semi-truck, who reportedly did not slow down for the congested traffic.

The truck also collided with a 2018 Chevy Tahoe, a separate 2011 International truck, and a 2015 Freightliner semi.

Leffler was ejected from his vehicle during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The first truck driver was taken to the hospital for the treatment of undisclosed injuries.

The other drivers were not reported as hurt.

 

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.

 


Kansas man dead after crashing into back of semi-truck in Noble County

Posted on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 at 7:06 am    

PERRY, OK (NOBLE COUNTY) – A 23-year-old man from Kansas died after crashing into the back of a semi-truck in a collision that may have involved sleepy driving in Noble County yesterday, according to KFOR.

The crash happened on I-35 South, about nine miles from the town of Perry, yesterday morning, when 23-year-old Suresh Shrestha, of Junction City, Kansas, lost control of a 2020 Toyota Corolla and traveled off the right side of the highway.

Shrestha, whom officials described as “sleepy” at the time of the crash, collided with the back of a 2016 Freightliner semi-truck that had been parked on the shoulder.

The impact pinned him inside his vehicle for nearly a half-hour before he was rescued and rushed to the hospital in Enid.

Shrestha died at the hospital of wounds sustained during the crash, including those to the head and internal organs.

No other injuries were reported.

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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