Tulsa police vehicles totaled in distracted driving accident

Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 5:03 pm    

TULSA, OK – A driver was taken into custody after colliding with two Tulsa police vehicles Tuesday morning.

According to KRMG, officers were responding to a prior collision on the Broken Arrow Expressway near 145th Avenue when they noticed a black Subaru coming towards them at a high rate of speed.

Officers attempted to get the driver’s attention but were unsuccessful and jumped over the concrete wall to avoid being hit.

The Subaru then careened into an unmarked police car, a police motorcycle, and a third vehicle. Fortunately, no officers were injured in the crash. However, the driver responsible was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The driver claims he was scrolling through his phone when the accident occurred. He has been charged with a number of crimes in connection to the crash, including DUI.

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 Tulsa 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 driver crashes into Arby’s restaurant in Tulsa

Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at 6:53 pm    

TULSA, OK – An Arby’s restaurant in Tulsa was forced to close its doors after a 16-year-old driver crashed into the building on Tuesday evening.

According to KJRH, the incident took place sometime before 6 p.m. at the Arby’s near 41st Street and South Peoria Avenue.

Officers say the unidentified driver had his learner’s permit and accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the breaks. Fortunately, no one was hurt as a result of the crash.

The dining room of the restaurant has been closed until further notice.

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.


Gas line ruptures after vehicle crashes into Tulsa building

Posted on Friday, March 26th, 2021 at 6:21 pm    

TULSA, OK – A woman was hospitalized after crashing into the side of a building in north Tulsa Thursday evening.

According to News on 6, the accident occurred at about 4 p.m. near the intersection of 51st. Street and Peoria Avenue.

It is unclear what caused the woman to crash into the structure. Firefighters used sledgehammers to break through the wall and remove the car to access a ruptured gas line.

The building was evacuated while the repairs were made.

The woman in the vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

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 Tulsa 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.


Driver crashes through Tulsa dog grooming business

Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2021 at 6:33 pm    

TULSA, OK – Firefighters in Tulsa were called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash early Monday morning.

According to KTUL, the accident occurred when the driver of an unspecified vehicle crashed into the storefront of Cathy’s Critter Cuts on 91st Street at about 8:30 a.m.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash. However, the storefront sustained significant structural damage.

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 Tulsa 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 killed, 1 injured after OHP pursuit in Tulsa

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2021 at 4:42 pm    

TULSA, OK – Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported two fatalities and one injury following a pursuit, crash in Tulsa Thursday evening.

According to News on 6, the accident took place sometime before 6:20 p.m. along 21st Street near Garnett Road.

Troopers attempted to stop the driver of a stolen vehicle when he sped away, leading them on a high-speed chase for about 15 minutes. The unidentified suspect collided with another vehicle during the chase.

Both occupants in the second vehicle were killed as a result. A third person as transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The identities of those involved are being withheld pending further investigation.

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 Tulsa 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.


Tulsa car accident blocks lanes near Broken Arrow Expwy.

Posted on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 7:43 pm    

TULSA, OK – Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to a collision along US-169 early Thursday afternoon.

According to Total Traffic Tulsa, the accident was reported at about 1:15 p.m. near the Broken Arrow Expressway interchange.

It is unclear if any injuries were sustained as a result of the crash at this time. However, motorists have been advised to proceed with caution while emergency crews work 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 Tulsa 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.


Tulsa car accident blocks E. 41st St. at Memorial Dr.

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at 7:05 pm    

TULSA, OK – Police in Tulsa responded to a collision east of downtown early Tuesday afternoon.

According to Total Traffic Tulsa, the accident took place at about 12:45 p.m. along East 41st Street near the intersection with South Memorial Drive.

It is unclear what may have led up to the crash or how many vehicles were involved at this time. However, no injuries have been reported as a result.

Drivers have been advised to avoid the area as delays are likely throughout the afternoon.

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.


Pickup truck strikes Tulsa man riding horse

Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 6:59 pm    

TULSA, OK – A man from Tulsa was sent to the hospital after being struck by a pickup trucking while riding a horse Monday morning.

According to News on 6, the incident took place when Matthew Sheets was riding his horse along 66th Street just outside of Lewis.

Troopers say Sheets was riding in a dark portion of the roadway when he was hit. He was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening 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 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


Suspect crashes through Tulsa thrift store, flees scene

Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2020 at 6:17 pm    

TULSA, OK – Officials in Tulsa are seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual responsible for crashing through the front window of a Tulsa thrift store Friday.

According to News on 6, the accident occurred at the Family and Children’s Services Thrift Store near the intersection of 11th Street and Utica Ave at about 1:30 a.m.

Police say the unidentified driver careened into the front window demolishing both the men’s and toy sections and nearly missing someone who was sleeping inside.

The driver then immediately backed out and fled the scene leaving behind only a Buick emblem in the wreckage.

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.


Collision reported in Southeast Tulsa

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 8:02 pm    

TULSA, OK – Emergency services in Tulsa have reported injuries resulting from a collision late Wednesday night.

According to News 9, the accident occurred near the intersection of 118th Street and Riverside Parkway around midnight. Investigators say a vehicle traveling southbound crossed the center line and collided with an SUV.

Both occupants were transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries not expected to be life-threatening.

An investigation into what may have caused the driver to cross the dividing line is underway.

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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