Archive for March, 2012

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Mar

Head-On Collisions In Oklahoma Kill Three, Injure One

March 27, 2012

An Oklahoma City woman was critically injured in a head-on collision earlier today. According to KOCO News, the accident happened at the intersection of Northeast 23rd St. and Sooner Road.

Officers with the Oklahoma City Metro Police Department say that the woman was driving with a 2-year-old child in the backseat when she accidentally crossed the center yellow divider lines and struck a pickup truck head-on.

While the driver of the pickup escaped the crash unscathed, both the female driver and the child suffered injuries. They were taken to a local hospital where the woman remains in critical condition.

Three victims of a separate head-on collision that occurred in Graham, Oklahoma, yesterday were not so lucky and died as a result of the crash. Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say that the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder crossed into oncoming lanes of traffic and struck a 2001 Mercury Marquis that was carrying the three victims.

Head-on collisions are often more deadly than other types of crashes because of the proximity of the site of impact to the driver and the direction of the force put on the body by the impact of the collision.

The Oklahoma Auto Accident Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers wish the victim of the first accident a speedy recovery and would also like to send their deepest sympathies to the family of the victims of the fatal crash.

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20
Mar

Two-Vehicle Crash in Oklahoma Kills Two and Injures Two Others

March 20, 2012

A two-vehicle collision in Carter County, Oklahoma, yesterday took the lives of two people and left two others critically injured. According to reports from Tulsa’s 8 News, the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on State Highway 53, just outside the town of Graham, Oklahoma.

Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol say that the driver of a Nissan Pathfinder was driving west on the road when she suddenly crossed over into the oncoming lane of traffic. The SUV collided with another vehicle carrying two women and a child.

The driver of the Pathfinder was trapped in the wreckage of her vehicle for around 20 minutes before rescue crews were able to cut the woman free. She was transported to Mercy Memorial Hospital in Ardmore before being transferred to the OU Medical Center in critical condition. The 12-year-old girl who was riding in the vehicle that was struck was also airlifted to OU Medical Center in critical condition.

The driver and passenger in the vehicle that were struck died at the scene of the crash.

Investigators say they will continue to probe as to what made the driver of the Pathfinder cross the centerline.

The Oklahoma Auto Accident Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers would like to send their thoughts and condolences to the families of the two women who were killed in this tragic accident. The firm would also like to wish those who were injured a speedy recovery.

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Mar

Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Devices Have Higher Risk Of Complications

March 13, 2012

MedPage Today says that a new British study concluded patients who received metal-on-metal (MOM) total hip replacements much more commonly had to undergo revision surgery within five years due to complications and/or problems than those with other types of implants.

Researchers with the National Joint Registry of England and Wales collected data from more than 400,000 case files of patients who underwent total hip replacement surgeries between the years of 2003 and 2011. Of those cases, 31,171 involved metal on metal replacements.

Results showed that MOM hip replacements had a 6.2 percent cumulative risk of revision within five years, versus 3.3 percent for ceramic-on-ceramic and 1.8 percent for metal-on-polyethylene devices.

Women, especially younger women, with MOM hip replacements tended to be at a higher risk of device malfunction within the five-year time frame as well. Women aged 55-years-old had a 4.8 percent risk of revision versus a 70-year-old woman’s 2.6 percent risk with the same device. Women also tended to be at a greater risk of device malfunction than men.

Problems associated with hip replacement malfunctions include inflammation and infection from particles to ions from metal particles being absorbed into the body.

The Oklahoma DePuy Hip Replacement Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers may be able to help you if you are suffering from complications associated with a hip replacement device. Call us today at 1-877-579-6800 to discuss any questions you may have.

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Mar

Remington Park Worker Killed In Tragic Pre-Race Accident

March 6, 2012

A 24-year-old worker at the Remington Park horse race track in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was killed Sunday night in a tragic pre-race accident. According to reports from KOCO News, the man had been employed as a member of the maintenance department at the facility for just over a year.

Scott Wells, president and general manager of Remington Park, stated that the worker was approximately 300 yards from the starting gate when one of the horses in the upcoming race, Jimi Jive, crashed through the starting gate and sprinted for another gate at a track exit that led back to the barn area.

The victim attempted to prevent the horse from escaping the track by holding the gate shut, but the horse crashed through and crushed the worker against the gate. The injured employee was taken to Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center for treatment, but died just several hours after his arrival due to internal injuries he suffered in the accident.

Wells added that Global Gaming Solutions, the parent company of Remington Park, intends to establish an education fund for the victim’s nine-year-old daughter and will also provide insurance provisions for the family

The Oklahoma City Wrongful Death Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers understand how difficult this sudden loss must be and would like to send out their deepest sympathies to the family of the young worker who tragically died as a result of this terrible accident.

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