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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 LouisLawton, 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:

After a serious accident, you may need information on major hospitals in Oklahoma City:

Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City;

OU Medicine;

The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center;

Integris Baptist Medical Center.

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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Percent of U.S: 
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State: 
Oklahoma

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Third row passengers in MVAs

If the backseat is the safest place for children riding on Oklahoma roads, would the third-row seat be even safer? There is little information on MVA injuries affecting passengers in these seats. However, some data is starting to come out. Learn more here...

Most recent accident reports

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.

Date: 
Monday, January 6, 2014
City: 
Norman, OK

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.

Date: 
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Roadway: 
I-44
Type: Car Accident

An Oklahoma City man died Wednesday afternoon in a crash on Interstate 40 in Caddo County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Roadway: 
I-40
City: 
Hinton, OK

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.

Date: 
Monday, December 30, 2013
Roadway: 
County Road 480

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.

Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2013

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.

Date: 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Roadway: 
U.S. 270

Authorities say one person was killed during a police pursuit in Seminole County.

Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Type: Car Accident

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.

Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Roadway: 
I-35
Type: Car Accident

A school bus was involved in an accident with a truck Thursday morning, according to Oklahoma City firefighters. The collision occurred near North Morgan and West Hefner roads, authorities say.

Traffic was backed up Wednesday evening on the Broadway Extension because of an injury accident, Oklahoma City police said.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oklahoma City police said a crash that killed a father of four young children was caused by a man who was high on drugs. Oklahoma City police said Dustin Hall, 31, caused a crash Monday night near NE 10th and N. Standish.

A man was arrested Monday after another man was killed in a northeast Oklahoma City traffic accident, police reported.

Gregory Loren, 45, died in a head-on wreck about 7:50 a.m. near S Portland Avenue and SW 10, police said.

The wreck happened in dense fog.

Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013

A man was killed in a collision in southwest Oklahoma City in dense fog Tuesday, police said.

A tractor-trailer and a car collided about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of S Portland Ave., police said.

Date: 
Monday, December 2, 2013
Roadway: 
S Portland Ave

Two tractor-trailers and a pickup are involved in an injury crash on U.S. 281 at County Road 1240 in Grady County, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports.

Date: 
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Roadway: 
U.S. 281
City: 
Harrah, OK