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Proposed Hours of Service May Affect Truck Accidents in Oklahoma

Since regulations requiring rest for commercial truck drivers were originally established by the since-defunct Interstate Commerce Commission in 1938, there have been countless changes to the rules. When proposed changes to “Hours of Service” regulations were recently announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), activists on both sides of the issue have been […]

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Semi Truck Accident South of Tulsa Spills Meat All Over Highway

According to information released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a significant stretch of Highway 75 closed for several hours after a semi truck collided with another vehicle, spilling packaged meat all over the roadway. The wreck occurred on the morning of April 25th, a few miles south of Glenpool, Oklahoma. A Driver Made an Unsafe […]

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I-40 Semi-Truck Accident Kills 1 Woman, Injures Several Others

In the early morning hours of October 29, 2018, a chain reaction of motor vehicle accidents occurred on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City. The reaction started when a wheel assembly came off a semi-truck, and struck a Jeep; a pickup truck; and a BMW; before falling off of I-40 onto MacArthur Boulevard, and hitting another […]

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Deadly Hit-and-Run Accident in Tulsa Raises Questions About Pedestrian Safety

A deadly hit-and-run accident in Tulsa raises questions about pedestrian safety for residents in the area. Tulsa residents were reminded that pedestrian safety is not something to take for granted after a deadly hit-and-run accident involving a pickup truck left a woman dead. Hit-and-run accidents have been on the rise across the country in recent years,;and […]

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Jackknife Accidents

Like any other vehicle, commercial trucks can be involved in a number of different types of crashes, including rear-end accidents, head-on collisions, rollovers, and sideswipes. However, because they are so much larger than standard sized passenger vehicles, commercial trucks are also prone to a specific kind of crash, known as a jackknife accident, which occur […]

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Tanker Truck Accidents

Tanker trucks are the most common means of transporting liquid cargo (like oil and other petroleum products) in the United States. Oftentimes that liquid cargo is flammable, which increases the likelihood of a fire or explosion if the truck is involved in an accident. Other dangers associated with tanker trucks include: Leaks and spills — […]

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Wrongful Death Case: School Bus Collides with City Bus

In Baltimore, Maryland, a tragic scene unfolded when a city school bus collided with a local city transit bus, killing six people, including the driver of the school bus and five other commuters on the city transit bus. While police continue to investigate why and how the driver lost control of the school bus, it […]

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School Bus Crashes

A local Denver football team was returning home from a charity game against a Los Angeles based football team when tragedy struck. One of the three buses that picked up the players was traveling almost twice the suggested speed leaving the Denver International Airport when it unexpectedly crashed into a concrete pillar. As of this writing, […]

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Employer Liability In Truck Accidents

In Oklahoma, oil extraction and the transportation of oil are a well-known source of income in the state. Once the oil is extracted, it must be transported, using specific trucks and delivery methods. Just as important is the transportation of the wastewater and equipment that is used to assist in the extraction process. Over the […]

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How to Prove Poor Road Conditions Caused Your Motorcycle Accident

Potholes, missing guardrails, erosion, and inadequate road markers are all enemies to Tulsa roads—but they are not strangers. This year, the national Road Information Program (RIP) says Tulsa, Oklahoma is ranked number eleven in a “Cities with the Worst Roads” article, and was ranked tenth in another study three years prior. Although the city is […]

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