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Oklahoma City Auto Show Scheduled to Take Place This Weekend

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The automotive industry is constantly advancing technology in the fields of vehicle safety and performance. The Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers point out there is no better place to see these latest research developments than a car show that is taking place this coming weekend.

The 2014 Oklahoma City Auto Show will be held from 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, until 6 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the State Fair Park. Throughout the weekend, numerous cars and trucks of all types will be on display and activities will be available for the whole family to enjoy.

Some of the most popular events taking place at this year’s show will include natural gas, race, and classic car exhibits, along with a kid-friendly play zone. Both Nickelodeon’s Blue from the show “Blues Clues” and Spiderman will be on hand Sunday afternoon for meet-and-greet opportunities as well.

Ticket prices range from $5 for children to $10 for adults; however, there are several discounts available to seniors and veterans.

The attorneys with J. Colbert Personal Injury Lawyers understand the event will attract thousands of visitors to the area, which can increase the chances of an Oklahoma Auto Accident occurring. That is why the firm encourages patrons to stay safe at the event by staying vigilant of safety at all times when attending and walking near the event!

Drowsy Driving a Contributing Factor in Oklahoma Car Crash

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Statistics show that drowsy driving should be a risk that is of great concern to most motorists, as one-third of all drivers polled by the National Sleep Foundation had admitted to falling asleep at the wheel. Numbers also show that nodding off while driving contributes to nearly 100,000 crashes each year, resulting in around 7,100 injuries and 1,550 deaths.

Drowsy driving was responsible for an Oklahoma Car Accident that occurred last Saturday in Pushmataha County that seriously injured nine people. According to reports from Oklahoma’s 9 News, the accident happened at around 11 p.m. near mile-marker 23 along the Indian Nation Turnpike.

Reports indicate that the 33-year-old driver of a vehicle carrying eight additional passengers dozed off for a brief moment. The vehicle struck the median and the driver awoke and overcorrected. This caused the vehicle to roll before coming to a stop. Six passengers were ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash. Three children remain in critical condition and another is in stable condition following treatment at a local hospital.

Investigators are examining whether or not other factors contributed to the severity of the accident and the injuries sustained.

The Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers understand how just how difficult injuries resulting from an accident can be and would like to wish all of those who were hurt a full and speedy recovery.

Death of Oklahoma Construction Worker Ruled an Accident

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The Oklahoma Construction Accident on the campus of the University of Oklahoma that resulted in the death of a construction worker has been ruled accidental. According to an article released by The Oklahoman, the ruling from the state’s chief medical examiner came just two weeks ago.

The accident happened on June 18 at approximately 9:15 a.m. on the roof of Headington Hall at the corner of Lindsey Street and Jenkins Avenue. Investigators believe that the 24-year-old victim, who was replacing a section on top of the historic building for a local roofing company, slipped and fell four stories before striking the roof of a lower level. Witnesses and co-workers stabilized and administered first aid to the man before he was airlifted to a local medical facility. Unfortunately, he died from his injuries shortly after arrival.

Although investigations by both the man’s employer and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are still ongoing, preliminary findings have determined that the worker was not properly secured with a safety harness affixed to tie off points on top of the building’s roof.

The Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers of J. Colbert Injury Law Firm say that a job in the construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous occupations that a person can have in the United States. That is why it is so important that construction workers follow all safety measures and procedures very carefully while on the job.

Oklahoma City Oil Rig Worker Killed By Falling Pipe

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that while oil and gas extrication is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States today, the nature of the job also makes it one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Over a three-year period, 404 oil and gas workers died in occupational accidents, and the number continues to grow.

Take, for instance, the case of an Oklahoma City oil rig worker who died in an accident Monday night. Reports from KOCO News indicate that the incident occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Southeast 59th Street.

Officers who responded to the scene say that the worker was standing underneath the rig’s hydraulic line when it broke and a large piece of pipe came free. It fell on top of him and the worker was pinned beneath the pipe. Luckily, several co-workers witnessed the accident and were able to lift the hunk of metal and free the man. The victim’s heart had stopped, and although a co-worker attempted in vain to revive the man, a medical examiner declared him dead at the scene.

The Department of Health and Safety says it will continue to investigate the accident to determine its cause.

The Oklahoma Wrongful Death Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers would like to send their thoughts and condolences to the family of the man who was tragically killed in this horrible accident.

Oklahoma Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Dead And Another Injured

by jcl

A recent study published by The Hurt Report found that most motorcycle accidents are caused by other drivers who fail to see the motorcyclists. The study’s findings suggest that this is the cause of more than 30 percent of all motorcycle accidents. The results also concluded that young riders between the ages of 16 and 24-years-old were overrepresented in these statistics.

A fatal motorcycle accident in Oklahoma City similar to the crashes in the study this past week has claimed the life of a young rider and left another seriously injured. According to KOCO News, a car pulling out in front of the bike caused the accident.

The crash happened on Mustang Road near the intersection with US 152. The two boys were riding a motorcycle when a car pulled out in front of them, causing a collision. The driver of the car claimed that he never saw the motorcycle coming. Both teens were taken to a local hospital where one died three days later and the other was left in a wheelchair.

The Hurt Report also found that the chances of these types of motorcycle crashes could be significantly reduced by utilizing motorcycle headlamps while riding as well as wearing high visibility colors.

The Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers would like to remind all bikers to be sure to wear a helmet anytime you go for a ride.

Remington Park Worker Killed In Tragic Pre-Race Accident

by jcl

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.