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OU fraternity house catches fire

NORMAN, OK – A University of Oklahoma fraternity house was set ablaze early Friday morning, according to KOKH.

The fire began around 2 a.m. at the OU Delta Tau Delta house located at 1320 College Avenue. Authorities suspect that the blaze was caused by a lightning strike.

Multiple fire departments came to assist, according to the Norman Fire Department, due to another blaze happening at the same time diverting the department’s resources.

One person was inside the fraternity house at the time of the fire.

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 fire 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 a commercial vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

Former Lakers point guard, Fisher, joins OKC Thunder

The Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm have learned that former Los Angeles Lakers point guard, Derek Fisher, has signed on to play basketball for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The 37-year-old professional basketball player made a statement about the change, and said that he hopes to be able to positively contribute to the Thunder, and help them achieve an NBA title. Fisher has five NBA titles under his belt, and believes that his age was a large factor as to why the Lakers traded him, initially to the Rockets.

Fisher was bought out of his contract with the Rockets, and ultimately joined the Thunder. Oklahoma City’s record is currently ranked third in the NBA. The team has welcomed Fisher with open arms, and is continuing to put forth immense effort in every game played.

If you are interested in learning more about the NBA trades, or the Oklahoma City Thunder, please visit www.cfnews13.com today.

Schools in Oklahoma City begin longer winter break

Oklahoma City Public Schools recently started their new, longer winter break.  On Friday, students at public schools in the city were released for a 4-week long winter break.  A new semester will begin on January 4.

The school district decided to change their schedule to include longer breaks throughout the school year and a shorter summer vacation in an attempt to improve student performance.  Before Thanksgiving, Oklahoma City students had a new, two-week long fall break in October.

Within the breaks, the district is providing 3-day long optional, intersession classes.  In October, about 4,300 students in the district attended the classes to catch up.  Afterwards, teachers said the students left feeling better and more relaxed about their school work.  Winter break intersession classes began this Monday.

The Oklahoma personal injury lawyers of the Abel Law Firm want to wish all a very happy winter break and holiday season.  NewsOK has more information on Oklahoma City Public Schools’ winter break.

Thee Injured in Oklahoma City Car Accident

A Chickasha man and two other people were injured in an Oklahoma City car accident early Monday.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 39 year-old Chickasha-resident Bryan Mosley was traveling eastbound on H.E. Bailey turnpike shortly after 5:15 a.m. Monday when a westbound vehicle cut across the center wall to head back east. The vehicle’s collided in the eastbound lanes of the turnpike.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Brad Lovelace, the names of the driver and passenger in the westbound vehicle are being withheld until notification of next of kin. Both were transported by medical helicopter to Oklahoma University Medical Center and were listed in fair condition.

Chickasha was also transported to OU Medical Center. He was listed in fair condition Tuesday morning.

The accident remains under investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an Oklahoma city car accident, please contact an Oklahoma Car Accident Lawyer of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.

Fatal Oklahoma Driver Error Accident

A man was killed in an Oklahoma car accident Memorial Day.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a 71 year-old man from Asher was killed in an auto accident at the intersection of State Highway 39 and Acme Road shortly before 4:00 Monday. Authorities are withholding the man’s name pending notification of his family.

According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Kyle Winrow, the man was driving a 1993 Chevrolet pickup truck west on State Highway 39 when he lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway to the right. The man then overcorrected and drove off the left side of the road into a tree.

The man was transported by Medi Flight to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City where he died from injuries received in the wreck.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.

Man Critically Injured in Oklahoma Car Accident

A man was critically injured in an Oklahoma car accident early Sunday.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the three-vehicle accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 shortly after 4:00 a.m. Troopers say 26 year-old Shawnee-resident Richard Lewis was driving a 1998 Dodge Dakota westbound in the eastbound lanes when he collided with a 2001 International driven by 33 year-old Noe Saldana, of Phoenix.

According to the accident report, Lewis was transported by ground ambulance to OU Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. He sustained trunk internal and trunk external injuries, the report said.

Saldana was not injured in the accident.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident, according to the troopers’ report.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an Oklahoma auto accident, please contact an Oklahoma Car Accident Attorney of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.

Woman Dies After Oklahoma Car Accident

A woman has died following an Oklahoma car accident Tuesday afternoon.

According to officials with the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Department, 22 year-old Rebecca Lindsey was involved in a car accident near Hoffman Road and 290 Road shortly after 3:22 p.m. Tuesday. Lindsey was riding in a vehicle with 25 year-old Dallas Blair Wallace when the car left the roadway and struck a tree.

Lindsey was transported by helicopter to Saint John’s Hospital in Tulsa for treatment after the crash. Oklahoma state troopers said Lindsey was admitted in serious condition and pronounced dead later that night.

Lindsey was pinned in the car for an unknown amount of time and was freed by firefighters.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends.

NY Court Reinstates Drain Cleaner Product Liability Lawsuit

The New York Court of Appeals on Tuesday reinstated a Manhattan restaurant worker’s product liability lawsuit against the manufacturers of a lye-crystal drain cleaner.

The product liability lawsuit was filed by Yun Tung Chow against the manufacturer, distributor, and package designer of Lewis Red Devil Lye after he was burned and blinded in one eye in 2001 while using the product to clean a floor drain. The lawsuit was dismissed by a judge before trial and that decision was upheld by a midlevel court.

Reckitt & Colman Inc., the product’s manufacturer, emphasized that the restaurant manager failed to follow label instructions, which direct users to wear gloves and goggles.

The Court of Appeals said Tuesday, however, that New York law requires companies facing defective design claims to show that their product doesn’t present an unreasonable risk of harm to the user.

If you need assistance with a product liability lawsuit, please contact the Oklahoma product liability lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 451-5157.

Oklahoma Trucking Accident: Fatal Crash Near Tulsa

A man was killed in an Oklahoma trucking accident early Tuesday morning.

According to officials with the Oklahoma State Patrol, the accident occurred shortly after 2:00 a.m. on the Turner Turnpike near mile marker 209. Police say the driver of a semi-truck lost veered off the roadway for an unknown reason, traveling about three hundred feet before coming to rest in a ditch. Troopers say it is unclear if the driver died in the accident or if something happened prior to the crash.

Authorities say the Turnpike was closed for about four hours while response crews worked to clean up the site and remove the truck from the scene. Motorists traveling the turnpike from Tulsa to Oklahoma City were rerouted.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Oklahoma Car Accident Injures Four

Four people were injured Tuesday night in an Oklahoma car accident.

According to officials with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident occurred shortly after 10:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the Broken Arrow Expressway near U.S. Highway 169. Police say two vehicles collided in the westbound lanes. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

According to the accident report, all four people involved – a 20 year-old male, a 22 year-old male, a 49 year-old male, and a 27 year-old female – were transported by ambulance to an area hospital for treatment. All four victims were listed in fair condition.

The westbound lanes of the expressway were closed for around an hour while crews worked to clear the scene of the accident.

If you have been injured in a car accident, please contact the Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL.

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