Woman in wheelchair fatally struck by car while crossing street in Tulsa

Posted on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 at 9:29 pm    

TULSA, OK – A woman crossing the street in a motorized wheelchair is dead after she was hit by a driver in Tulsa on Wednesday night, according to Tulsa World.

The incident happened near Hartford Avenue and 46th Street N at around 7 p.m., as a woman in her mid-60s in a motorized wheelchair was crossing the street with her husband.

Th unidentified victim and her husband, who was not hit in the collision, were both taken to the hospital. She was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver said he did not see the victim before the crash and that he had a green traffic light. He is not believed to have been under the influence when the accident happened.

 

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.

 


Woman may have been turned away at hotel before being hit by multiple cars

Posted on Saturday, April 10th, 2021 at 4:54 pm    

TULSA, OK – A pedestrian who may have been unable to get a hotel room was fatally struck by multiple drivers in Tulsa late last night, according to KTUL News.

The accident happened in the 4000 block of S Highway 169 at about 10 p.m., when a pedestrian was struck by multiple vehicles.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, may have been recently turned away from the Wyndham Hotel nearby.

She was found unconscious in the roadway by emergency crews, and she died of injuries sustained during the crash.

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 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.

 


Man arrested for sex crime parole violation after crashing into Tulsa motel

Posted on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 9:34 pm    

TULSA, OK – A man was taken into police custody and is facing multiple charges, including one related to a sex crime, after he crashed into a motel in Tulsa, according to KTUL.

The accident happened at the OYO Motel, located at 35 N Sheridan Road, near I-244 (Crosstown Expressway), when Duane Harper, of Indiana, reportedly crashed a white Mitsubishi SUV into a motel room wall.

The beam supporting the balcony on the second floor was damaged, which led to Tulsa FD needing to reinforce it.

Bystanders claimed that Harper was attempting to run over a woman when the accident happened. This has not been independently confirmed by our staff, as the victim left the scene before officials arrived.

Harper was treated at the scene for undisclosed injuries.

Harper was arrested on a warrant for a parole violation in connection with a prior sex crime in Indiana. He is also facing charges of resisting arrest and public intoxication.

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.

 


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.

 


Deaf pedestrian injured in collision while crossing street in Tulsa

Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at 9:55 pm    

TULSA, OK – A deaf man was injured in a pedestrian accident while crossing a street in midtown Tulsa early Friday morning, reports KTUL.

According to Tulsa police, the collision occurred overnight near the near the intersection of East 41st Street and Memorial Drive. The driver remained at the scene of the crash and called police.

When officers arrived, they learned the victim was deaf and had begun to cross the road when he was struck.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of a potential concussion but is expected to recover.

If more details come to light, we will update 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 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.


Authorities ID victim of fatal Tulsa pedestrian accident

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at 3:08 am    

TULSA, OK – Authorities have released the identity of the man who was struck and killed in eastern Tulsa on Monday, Tulsa World reports.

This is an update to a previous post.

91-year-old Estes Riddle was attempting to cross Hudson Avenue and Admiral Place when he was struck by a motor vehicle. The vehicle stopped, at which point a second vehicle attempted to pass it and struck Riddle a second time. Both drivers called 911 and cooperated with police.

Emergency responders pronounced Riddle dead at the scene.

Neither driver has been charged, as Riddle was attempting to cross outside of a designated crosswalk.

We will update this blog if more information comes to light.

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.


Pedestrian killed in east Tulsa after being struck by two cars

Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 at 11:03 pm    

TULSA, OK – A pedestrian died after being struck by two cars in eastern Tulsa yesterday evening, KJRH reports.

Tulsa police say that a man was crossing at the corner of East Admiral Place and North Hudson Avenue at 6:12 p.m. when he was hit by a small vehicle and then a sedan. He died on impact.

Both drivers remained at the scene and cooperated with police. An investigation was ongoing as of yesterday evening.

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.

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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