Oklahoma Featured Articles
- Oklahomans often make these common mistakes after a car accident. Learn how to avoid these costly mistakes that can hurt you in the long run.
- There are certain vital steps that the victims of car crashes in Oklahoma will want to take to make it easier to go forward with any claims. Read about what to do after being in a car accident in Oklahoma.
- Putting an exact dollar amount on an insurance claim is not always a straightforward process, especially when you’re trying to recover from your injuries. Learn more here about the factors that influence an Oklahoma car accident claim.
- If you’ve been in a car accident yourself, you might be thinking about pursuing a settlement. But do you really need to file a lawsuit? Check out things you should know about filing a lawsuit after an Oklahoma accident.
- After an injury car accident in Oklahoma, it is crucial to follow through on medical treatment immediately. Learn more here about treatment tips to follow after an injury car crash.
Oklahoma City, OK - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.
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:
- Oklahoma City car accidents;
- Oklahoma City pedestrian accidents;
- Oklahoma City bicycle accidents;
- 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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Accident reports by county
In some cases, road rash from an accident is not severe and can heal with at-home care. Other times, road rash damage is deep enough to warrant lengthy and expensive medical treatment.
It seems unlikely that a person could have an injury without knowing it, but it happens, especially in rear-end motor vehicle accidents.
Earlier this month, both houses of the Oklahoma state legislature passed bills that would allow fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads.
When someone gets hurt or dies Under Oklahoma state statutes, drivers must contact emergency services as soon as possible when a motor vehicle collision leads to injury or a fatality.
No one asks for an injury after a car crash. However, when diagnosed, these injuries – including those stemming from fractured ribs — may be severe.
Regardless of the type of accident, high-speed accidents commonly produce serious injuries that could have financial consequences.
Your insurance company will want records about any injuries that you have or don’t have so that the proper claim amount can be filed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.