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Pedestrian killed in Oklahoma City crosswalk

A 69-year-old woman was killed, and another person was not seriously injured when a SUV hit two pedestrians Monday, September 13 in Northwest OKC.

A Nissan was heading West on NW 23rd at N Pennsylvania Avenue when it hit two people crossing 23rd St. The intersection includes a 7-Eleven, Raising Cane’s, McDonald’s, and EZPawn. The neighborhood is close to Oklahoma City University and Shepherd Historic District. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators are still looking into the details. The driver is cooperating.

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Watch Your Step for Slip & Fall Accidents

It can happen to anyone just about anywhere: a stumble, slip, trip or fall. And if it happens to you on someone else’s property, what should be your next step?

In a recent interview on Good Day Tulsa, injury lawyer Michael Carr explained the concept of liability in a slip and fall case as well as what an individual should do if they find themselves in a slip and fall situation.

“The first thing you should do is try to take some pictures if you can…and in addition to that, tell the store owner about it so there’s some kind of an incident report,” explained Carr.

According to Carr, most property and business owners are not liable for naturally occurring substances like snow or ice that may accumulate in parking lots. However, if the owner attempts to clear away the substance, but does a poor job of doing so, the property or business owner could be held liable if someone slips or falls. Liability can be extremely complex in slip and fall cases, so it’s always best to consult with a local attorney.

“If it’s determined that a business owner is responsible…then the injured person could seek compensation for their medical bills, trips to the hospital…if they missed work they could also seek compensation for that too…” Carr concluded.

If you’ve got questions about a slip and fall accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to the injury lawyers at Carr & Carr for a complimentary consultation at 866-510-0580.

The Weekly Recall – 8.31.2021

Razor USA Recalls GLW Battery Packs Sold with Hovertrax 2.0 Self-Balancing Hoverboards Due to Fire Hazard– About 237,000 sold

On August 25, 2021, Razor/Hoertrax has recalled their 2.0 Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards with GLW Battery Packsdue to fire hazards. The lithium-ion GLW battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. 

About 237,000 units of these hoverboards were sold at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and other stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com, Amazon.com and other websites from September 2016 through 2018 for about $460.

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Broken Arrow, OK Fatal Motorcycle Wreck

In Broken Arrow, at Elm Place and between Tucson Street and Jasper Street, a motorcyclist has died from injuries after a wreck with a car on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

First responders arrived on the scene around 9 a.m. and pronounced the motorcyclist dead. The driver of the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are still investigating the wreck and have not released the names.

Deadly Crash Near 31st and Joplin

A woman is dead after crashing into a pole in midtown Tulsa on Tuesday afternoon near 31st and Joplin.

Kaylesha Houston was one of two cars speeding Tuesday afternoon. Houston was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe and another person was driving a red Dodge Charger east on 31st Street near Joplin Avenue at speeds of around 70 mph about 3:30 p.m. “Houston tried to change lanes and her Tahoe spun out of control, hitting the utility pole,” reports Tulsa Police Sgt. Will Dalsing.

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2 Deaths in Three-Vehicle Wreck in Shawnee, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports two drivers died and another person was injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday along Hwy 3, about five miles north of Earlsboro in Pottawatomie County.

On Wednesday, August 11, just after 8a.m. emergency crews were called out to the crash.

The intersection is near Crows Farm Market and Fairview Baptist Church.

Investigators say a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by 44-year-old Jason Prine, was heading eastbound on Hwy 3 when the truck crossed the center line.

The accident occurred on Hwy 3, just west of Valleyview Road.

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Who Is Liable in a Truck Accident?

Trucking accidents are unfortunately common in Oklahoma. Because they involve such large and heavy vehicles, truck accidents can lead to severe injuries, extensive property damage, and even death. According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO), there were 5,638 accidents in 2019 that involved large trucks, 81 of which were fatal. 

If you or a loved one is dealing with the consequences of a truck accident, it’s important to know that the liable party’s insurance company may not offer adequate compensation at first. At Carr & Carr, we have the experience to help you pursue monetary damages to cover medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering from a trucking accident. We help clients in and around Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and even northwest Arkansas.

To schedule a free consultation, fill out our online form or call (888) 823-9525.

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Oklahoma Highway Patrol identifies victim in fatal crash in Creek County

Oklahoma Highway Patrol says one is dead and another is in critical condition after a wreck in Creek County Friday, August 6.

OHP says it happened around 5:08 p.m. near Highway 33 and South 209th West Avenue in Sapulpa. The intersection near the Blue Bell Church.

They say three vehicles were driving in the westbound lanes when one slowed down to make a turn. The driver behind them slowed down but a third person driving a 1999 Peterbilt semi-truck did not. Troopers say the semi overtook the two cars in front, crushing them and killing one and sending another to the hospital. The semi driver, Charles Stuart, 44, of Glencoe, Oklahoma was not injured.

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Earth Magnets – Deadly Toys

There have been reports of children swallowing rare earth magnets, leading to surgeries and death. Thirty-three percent of cases reported no adverse effects. Surgery was performed in 69.7% of cases for which medical treatment was reported, and 73.6% of cases were admitted to the hospital. There has been at least 1 known fatality in the United States related to the ingestion of rare-earth magnets.

Carr and Carr Can Help

We have successfully helped many clients who have been injured or killed by defective or dangerous products like these magnets. Our accident lawyers understand the distinct needs and challenges in these types of cases.

Our law firm has built a record of success based on our legal experience and individualized dedication to our clients. Our team of over 40 professionals are here to help you.

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Generac Recalls Portable Generators Due to Finger Amputation and Crushing Hazards – 8 reported injuries, 7 amputations.

On July 29, 2021, Generac recalled these 6500 Watt and 8000 Watt after eight reports of injuries, seven resulting in finger amputations and one in finger crushing. 

An unlocked handle can pinch consumers’ fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved, posing finger amputation and crushing hazards. 

This recall involves 6500 watt and 8000 watt Generac portable generators with unit type numbers XT8000E, XT8000EFI, GP6500, GP6500E, GP8000E and HomeLink 6500E portable generators, and DR models PRO 6500M and PRO 6500E portable generators. The generators have gasoline-powered engines that are used to generate electricity for use as backup power. The portable generators have two-wheels and a single, U-shaped, two-grip, flip-up pin-lock handle to help move the generator. Only the generators listed below are included in this recall.

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