The Oklahoma Highway Patrol responded to a three-vehicle collision on Tuesday, March 30th, at approximately 11:30 a.m. The crash happened on the H.E. Bailey Turnpike, at mile marker 106, in Newcastle.
According to the OHP, 48-year-old Chad James, of Chickasha, was driving a semi-truck when he attempted to merge into traffic from the shoulder. A westbound truck driven by 60-year-old Joseph Thompson, of Edmond, rear-ended the semi and veered to the left. A westbound SUV driven by 73-year-old Beatrice Trammell, of Chickasha, attempted to avoid the truck but struck the passenger side.
Thompson sustained leg injuries and was transported to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City in serious condition. Trammell refused treatment at the scene. Passenger, 73-year-old Billy Trammell, was not injured. James was also uninjured in the accident.
Investigation into the crash is ongoing. More information will be provided as it is reported.
Did you know in 2019 there were 100 fatal and injury accidents in McClain County (Goldsby, Newcastle, Dibble)? Of the total 139 people injured, sadly 10 died as a result of their injuries.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the personal injury attorneys at Swain Law Group can help. Depending on the nature of the car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for lost income, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Please call us at 405-546-1292 or reach out to one of our Oklahoma car accident attorneys by confidential message to discuss your case.