McClain County, Oklahoma (December 21, 2017): A terrible motor vehicle collision on Interstate 35 Tuesday, December 19, 2017, has left two brothers battling serious injuries and brought a host of anxieties to their family members worried over their well-being. According to the accident report prepared by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Caleb Freeman, of Newcastle, Oklahoma, was attempting to merge onto the northbound lanes of the interstate from Oklahoma State Highway 9 West when he lost control of the vehicle, a 2005 Dodge pickup truck, and collided with a semi-truck.
Caleb was extricated from the vehicle by emergency responders from the Goldsby Fire Department after being trapped inside for nearly 20 minutes. He was rushed to OU medical center in Oklahoma City where he remains in critical condition after reportedly undergoing extensive for traumatic brain injuries. 14-year-old Clayton Freeman, Caleb’s brother and a passenger in the vehicle, was also injured in the accident and he is reportedly in stable condition at the hospital and expected to be released soon.
The driver of the semi-truck has not been identified and it is unclear if anyone else was injured in the crash. The accident report lists slick roads and driving at unsafe speeds as the cause of the collision but the investigation appears to remain ongoing. No further details have been provided at this time.
Everyone here at the McGuire Law Firm is praying for the full recovery of Caleb and Clayton and our thoughts are with the Freeman family and their friends and loved ones in the wake of this heartbreaking hardship.
The McGuire Law Firm has long been a champion for victims of motor vehicle crashes, providing excellent legal service to those most in need. If you or your loved ones have been injured in a motor vehicle crash, call us at 800-648-5198 to discuss your case with one of our esteemed motor vehicle crash attorneys and learn more about your ability to seek recourse under the laws of Oklahoma.