Tens of thousands of road users are injured each year in Oklahoma and around the country in motor vehicle accidents involving semi-tractor trailers, and a worryingly large number of these crashes are caused by either equipment failures or mechanical defects of some kind.
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Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the state of Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County, the city ranks 27th among United States cities in population, with 616,411 residents as of July 2014. Oklahoma City features one of the largest livestock markets in the world. Oil, natural gas, and petroleum products are the largest sector of the economy. The city lies in the middle of an active oil field. The federal government employs large numbers of workers at Tinker Air Force Base and the United States Department of Transportation's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.
The climate of Oklahoma City can be severe and affects driving conditions
Oklahoma City has a humid subtropical climate, with frequent variations in weather daily and seasonally, except during the hot and humid summer months. Prolonged and severe droughts, as well as very heavy rainfall leading to flooding, happen regularly. Severe ice storms and snowstorms can occur during the winter. Oklahoma City has a very active severe weather season from March through June, especially during April and May. Being in the center of what is referred to as Tornado Alley, it is prone to especially frequent and severe tornadoes, as well as very severe hailstorms. Tornadoes have occurred in every month of the year and a secondary smaller peak also occurs during autumn, especially October.
Major roadways serving Oklahoma City:
Interstate 35 connects to major cities Wichita, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio. Interstate 40 connects to Amarillo, Albuquerque, Little Rock, Memphis, and Nashville. Interstate 44 connects to major cities Tulsa, Saint Louis, Lawton, and Wichita Falls, Texas.
Air and ground transportation in Oklahoma City helps people travel smoothly and safely
Oklahoma City is a major air transportation and maintenance center, with three major airports and numerous other smaller ones. Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) is the principal commercial airport of the state. Wiley Post Airport (PWA) is located in the West Oklahoma City suburb of Bethany and is the FAA-designated reliever airport for Will Rogers World Airport. It also is the primary general and corporate aviation airport for the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Tinker Air Force Base is the largest military air depot in the nation and is located in SE Oklahoma County. Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport is a city-owned public use airport located in Canadian County. Sundance Airpark is a privately owned public use airport located in Canadian County. EMBARK (formerly METRO Transit) provides bus, ferry transit, and bike share in the Oklahoma City metro area.
In Accident Data Center, find information about recent Oklahoma City accidents here:
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- Oklahoma City motorcycle accidents;
- Oklahoma City truck accidents;
- Oklahoma City train accidents;
- Other types of accidents in Oklahoma City.
After a serious accident, you may need information on major hospitals in Oklahoma City:
Go to this link to get information about grief support programs and groups in the Oklahoma City area.
Oklahoma City legal information for accident victims
After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Oklahoma City, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?
Where to find legal assistance after an Oklahoma City injury accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an Oklahoma City injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work when an injured person is out-of-network, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, an Oklahoma City wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what an Oklahoma City personal injury lawyer can do to help.
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Most recent accident reports
A Stillwater man died Thursday from injuries he suffered in a collision in Payne County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
A North Texas teen is in intensive care in an Oklahoma hospital after a skydiving accident on Saturday. Makenzie Wethington, 16, of Joshua, fell approximately 3,500 feet to the ground when something went wrong.
Two law enforcement officers and a suspect were killed in separate automobile crashes following a pursuit in southwestern Oklahoma.
Union City is mourning the loss of an eighth-grader who died in a car crash Friday.
The school district canceled its basketball games Friday night after Preston Williams died.
Police here on Monday identified an officer and a man involved in a fatal automobile-pedestrian accident on Saturday. Adam Christopher Johnson, 33, of Yukon, was hit about 4:50 a.m.
Christina Finney, 23, of Fort Cobb was killed in a Caddo County car accident.
Finney was driving south on a Caddo County road when the car left the road, struck an embankment and rolled onto its top, according to a patrol report.
Oklahoma City police are looking for a driver they say was involved in a hit-and-run accident with a MetroTransit bus. Officers say the crash occurred near North Classen Boulevard and Northwest 10th Street.
Norman police are investigating a single-vehicle injury collision. Officers say a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup was traveling west in the 2600 block of West Main Street about 1 a.m.
A 43-year-old Oklahoma City man was killed in a collision in McClain County on Interstate 44 while trying to make an improper u-turn, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.
An Oklahoma City man died Wednesday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 40 in Caddo County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
A Waynoka man died after his vehicle collided with a passing train Monday. Michael Linn Weber, 47, was killed about 5:05 p.m. Monday as he was driving south on County Road 480, a half mile east of County Road 470 in Woods County.
Oklahoma City police are looking for anyone who witnessed traffic fatality Friday to call police to be interviewed. Vickie Ayres, 66, was driving about 6:40 p.m.
A Vici man died Thursday in a wreck on U.S. 270 in Dewey County, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers said.
Michael D. Morris, 33, was declared dead at the scene of the wreck about 6:40 p.m. just southeast of Oakwood.
Authorities say one person was killed during a police pursuit in Seminole County.
About 9:45 p.m. Friday, James Betchan, 70, of Covington was headed north on Interstate 35 just north of Perry when his Dodge S250 ran off the roadway and into a ditch, according to the troopers.