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Oklahoma athlete Jimbo Elrod dead after car accident

Former professional football player James “Jimbo” Elrod was pronounced dead after getting into a car accident, a December 12 article of USA Today reported.

Information coming from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol revealed that Elrod, 62, was thrown out from the sunroof of his vehicle after crashing into a guardrail at 3:45 in the afternoon. Initial investigations revealed Elrod was not restrained by a seat belt, and his wife Diana was traveling with him when the crash occurred. Diana was listed in serious condition while being treated at a hospital in Oklahoma City. Football coach Barry Switzer said Elrod’s wrestling background contributed to how great he was in his football career. Aside from playing in the NFL, Elrod played as a defensive end for the All-American team in the 70’s.

The Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys at the Abel Law Firm express their deepest thoughts and condolences to the family and friends who are mourning the loss of their loved one.

Driver in deadly Oklahoma crash sped up before incident

Federal authorities discovered a female driver involved in a horrific Oklahoma accident increased her speed before ramming into a crowd during a parade, a report of CBS DFW reported on October 13. The incident, which occurred last year, killed four people.

Information coming from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) gave the impression that 26-year-old Adacia Chambers caused the accident because she was suffering from “emotional distress.” Adacia’s coworkers noted that she seemed preoccupied moments before she rammed her vehicle into the crowd watching the homecoming parade at Oklahoma State University on October 24 last year. The NTSB investigation revealed that Adacia was driving with a speed of 54 mph then after five seconds her speed increased by 5 mph. The investigation also showed that the driver stepped on the brake pedal after she struck a police motorcycle used as a barrier.

The lawyers at the Abel Law Firm in Oklahoma believe that families who have lost their loved ones in a car accident should be entitled to remunerations to help them recover their financial loss. If you are in such a situation, we may be able to help you pursue damage claims from negligent parties. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (405) 239-7046.

Fatality reported in Oklahoma semi accident

At least one person was killed in a recent accident involving a semi-tanker vehicle carrying hundreds of gallons of gas near Valliant, Oklahoma earlier this week, an article of News Channel 4 reported on September 19.

Reports said state highway officials responded to the accident, which happened around U.S. 70 and Highway 98. Aside from emergency personnel, help from the crews of the Department of Environmental Quality were necessary after approximately 500 gallons of gasoline from the tanker spilled after falling to its side. Authorities confirmed one person was killed in the mishap, but they did not release the person’s identity. A photo of the crash revealed that a pickup truck sustained significant damages after the accident. Traffic flow in the area was rerouted for several hours as crews worked their way through cleaning the spilled gas.

The Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys at the Abel Law Firm send their thoughts and condolences to all people affected by this accident.

Teen dead after Grant County ATV accident

A teenager was recently killed in an accident involving two All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), an October 18 article of News Channel 4 reported.

According to official reports, the accident occurred when 15-year-old Colton Schneider, a student at Edmund North High School, was riding an ATV together with another passenger in Grant County early Saturday morning on October 17. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol revealed that the ATV driver swerved to avoid a second ATV that was stalled in the road. The sudden swerve caused the ATV to roll over, throwing Colton from the recreational vehicle.

State authorities have not released any identifying information of the other individuals involved in the incident, nor have their conditions or injury reports been made public.

The Schneider family is asking for donations through an online fund raising website under Colton’s name to be used for memorial services and other costs related to the accident.

Motorcyclist dead in Stephens County accident

Five motorcycles and one vehicle were involved in an accident that resulted in one death and several injuries, KOCO reported on April 13.

The accident occurred in Stephens County when 12 motorcycles were traveling south on U.S. 81. A GMC Denali heading north became entangled in a wreck with five of the motorcycles near Paul Road at around 11:30 p.m.

Authorities identified the fatality as Duncan resident Monty Howell, 53, who reportedly died at the accident scene. Several fellow motorcyclists sustained critical injuries in the crash, and five were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The vehicle driver, whose name was withheld, did not suffer injuries.

Authorities did not release any details about how exactly the motorcycle accident occurred. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are currently investigating the details surrounding the fatal wreck.

The Oklahoma lawyers at the Abel Law Firm send their deepest thoughts to the people who have been affected by this tragic accident.

Two killed in 119th Street overpass crash

A recent vehicular accident that happened in the southwest portion of Oklahoma City left two people dead and two others with injuries, News 9 reported on February 12.

Information coming from the Oklahoma Police revealed that a collision between two vehicles occurred under the overpass located at 119th Street and S. I-44. The injured people were transported to a nearby hospital, and one of them is believed to be critically injured. Though authorities confirmed the two fatalities and two injuries, they did not release the identities of the individuals involved. Traffic flow on 119th was momentarily rerouted while personnel removed debris from the crash scene. The incident remains under investigation to determine the factors that contributed to the fatal accident.

The Oklahoma attorneys at the Abel Law Firm wish for the quick recovery of those injured and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family affected by this sudden loss.

Two young people killed in alcohol-related crash

At least two young people were killed and three others injured in Tulsa when the vehicle they were riding in was hit by a vehicle driven by an intoxicated woman, newson6.com reported on August 10.

The motor vehicle accident happened on 21st Street in east Tulsa at around 11:00 p.m. when the vehicle driven by Jesus Avina, 18, was struck by a speeding SUV operated by Christina Ruth Cantrell. Two of the passengers riding in the back seats, aged 16 and 12, died in the crash. Avina, his girlfriend, and their 8-month-old baby were taken to the hospital due to injuries they sustained in the crash. Authorities arrested and filed homicide charges against Cantrell, 38, who happened to be intoxicated when the fatal accident occurred.

The Oklahoma legal team at the Abel Law Firm understands that accidents such as these are tragic, and our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the victims.

Truck failure to yield resulted in death and injury

A semi-truck collided with a Trail Blazer in Beckham county, causing the death of one child and the great injury of another, News12 reported on June 28.

Reports coming from authorities said the fatal accident happened at around 4:00 p.m. on June 27 several miles away from Elk City. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP), the 18-wheeler failed to yield before it struck the vehicle containing Cathy Baker and her two daughters. One of Baker’s daughter, 11-year-old Keri Baker, died in the crash, while Cathy and her other daughter, 12-year-old Kelli Baker, were taken to the hospital. The driver of the commercial truck was reportedly not hurt in the accident. A charity fund website was created to channel donations to the Baker family.

The attorneys at the Abel Law Firm are deeply saddened by this incident and send their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.

Ex-NBA star Blaylock jailed after deadly Georgia accident

Ex-NBA All-Star Daron “Mookie” Blaylock was jailed without bond after he surrendered on June 10 for driving while intoxicated.

The former NBA player was arrested and jailed after being involved in a deadly head-on collision on May 31 that killed a woman in Jonesboro. According to Blaylock’s attorney, his client blacked out before the crash happened.

The ex member of the New Jersey Nets is also charged with driving with a suspended license, making an improper lane change, and median lane crossing in connection to the fatal crash. Authorities also reported that Blaylock was wanted for failure to respond to other DUI charges against him.

Our legal team at the Abel Law Firm understands how hard it is to lose a loved one in a car accident, especially to a driver who choose to make reckless decisions while behind the wheel. We send our sincere condolences to those affected by this loss.

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