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Frankie Burton Swerves to Avoid Livestock in Road, Injured in Rollover Accident

McLoud, OK — A truck hauling 120 head of cattle rolled over on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Several of the animals ran loose, causing other accidents on Interstate 40 in McLoud, Oklahoma.

Police identified 55-year-old Frankie Burton as the driver of a 1997 Freightliner that swerved to avoid a cow in the road and also rolled over.

Burton’s truck slid and crashed into a Ford F-250 that was parked on the shoulder before coming to a stop near the McLoud Road on-ramp.

Emergency workers took about an hour to free Burton from the wreckage of his truck. He was taken to OU Medical Center for internal injuries, as well as injuries to his head, legs and arms. As of Friday, June 12, he was listed in stable condition.

Tyler Wilson and Adam Taylor, two individuals inside the Ford, suffered minor injuries but refused medical treatment.

Troopers worked to help round up the cattle following the crash, some of which wandered up to five miles from the scene. Several other accidents occurred because of the initial crash.

The accident is still being investigated.

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Scene of the Accident

View from the Road


In an accident like this, the question you’re going to be asking is, what caused the initial crash? If I’m not paying attention to the road and rollover, which causes another five cars behind me to crash, well, those accidents are my fault, because I set the whole chain of events into motion. If the driver hauling to cattle is responsible for the initial accident, then he, or more accurately, the company he works for, are going to be held liable for all of the accidents and injuries that it spawned.

— Grossman Law Offices

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