While the rest of the nation is experiencing a decline or flat-lining of fatal pedestrian-vehicle accidents, the state of Texas has experienced a dramatic increase.
Under Texas law, property owners have a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe. This legal duty applies to both business properties and residential properties. What that means is if you are injured at a store, restaurant or even a house party, you may be able to pursue a claim for damages against the property owner.
Dogs are famously known as man's best friend. However, dogs are still animals and can act aggressively at times, even without being provoked.
Firefighters in Texas used cutting equipment to free a 60-year-old woman from the windshield of a pickup truck after a collision in Baytown on May 16. Police say that the accident was caused by a driver who did not understand that a blinking yellow light required her to yield to oncoming traffic. The collision occurred in the vicinity of State Highway 146 and Chambers Town Center at approximately 11:00 p.m.
For drivers in Texas, there are usually a number of risks when heading out on the road. While auto accidents can seem to be random and unlucky incidents, statistics indicate that there are certain days in which it is more dangerous to be on the road than others.
Texas motorists are likely aware that sending or reading text messages while driving can be extremely dangerous, but they may not know that glancing away from the road ahead for just two seconds could also increase the chances of an accident. One reason why brief glances at a car stereo, cellphone or GPS screen is dangerous is the amount of distance that vehicles at highway speeds cover in a short time. However, researchers from a leading auto insurance company say that the few moments that drivers require to readjust to the task at hand after such brief glances also adds to the risk.
According to the Department of Public Safety in Chilton, an 18-wheeler westbound on State Highway 7 lost control on the wet road and slid into a pickup truck heading north on U.S. Highway 77. The crash caused a fire to engulf both vehicles because the 18-wheeler had a load of kerosene.
On April 11, 2015, Fort Worth police arrested two Texas Christian University students after a fatal two-car collision. A 46-year-old woman in the other car involved in the crash died. The police arrested the driver on suspected intoxication manslaughter and the passenger on suspected public intoxication charges. The crash took place at the intersection of Benbrook Boulevard, McCart Avenue, Granbury Road and Cleburne Avenue.
A 19-year-old Texas woman and two 72-year-old people from Canada lost their lives in an accident on April 6. The Department of Public Safety stated that the multi-vehicle collision near Tahoka was currently the subject of an investigation.
The latest in a series of motorcycle accidents in the Austin metro area killed one person on March 30 at an intersection. The crash took place in Leander, and traffic was diverted from the roadway for almost five hours after the wreck.