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Fatal Car Accident Statistics 2014-2015
Jeff Rasansky October 13, 2016

A recent report by the NHTSA indicates that the number of motorcycle fatalities is on an unfortunate upward trend. Even though motorcyclists accounted for less than 1% of total miles driven, they accounted for a staggering 14% of all traffic deaths in 2015. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) there were a total of 35,092 people…

Will Texas Outlaw Texting and Driving in 2017?
Jeff Rasansky September 12, 2016

Texas lawmakers are planning (once again) to introduce a bill banning texting and driving statewide, but will it become law? There have been several unsuccessful attempts to ban texting and driving in Texas, and while we know the practice is extremely dangerous, there still appears to be quite a bit of opposition. Supporters of the proposed ban plan to push…

Accident Location
Justin King July 18, 2016

DEVOL, OK (07/17/2016) — A two-vehicle accident Sunday morning near the Kiowa Casino has left several members of the Juarez family hospitalized. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, a head-on collision on Oklahoma 36 (County Road N2500) in Cotton County, Oklahoma left five people injured: 24-year-old Macy M. Juarez, 25-year-old Reyez Juarez Jr., 48-year-old Reyez…

When driving, put your phone away.
Jeff Rasansky April 8, 2016

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is raising awareness during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in order to reduce the number of drivers who text behind the wheel. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Texas Department of Transportation is continuing to educate Texans on distracted driving through its TALK. TEXT. CRASH. campaign….

Tania Rodriuguez Killed in Hoston Car Accident
Jeff Rasansky February 2, 2016

HOUSTON, TX (01/23/2016) — Tania Rodriguez was killed in a hit and run collision that also injured her four siblings and her father, Cayetano Rodriguez, on Saturday night. According to Houston police, Cayetano Rodriguez‘s 11-year-old daughter, Tania Rodriguez, was killed in a two-vehicle car accident that occurred in the 6100 block of Westpark Drive, near the Southwest Freeway…

Houston School Bus Crash Lawyer
Jeff Rasansky September 21, 2015

HOUSTON, TX (09/15/2015) — At least one family is planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit after an HISD school bus fell from an overpass on Tuesday morning, killing two female students. On the 15th of September, 2015, a school bus carrying students plunged over a highway overpass after it was struck by a car whose driver was a…

Sgt. Anthony Riddle
Staff June 2, 2015

LAMPASAS, TX (05/13/2015) — Sgt. Anthony Riddle, 29, was killed on Wednesday evening after being involved in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 281. According to police, 29-year-old Sgt. Anthony Riddle, a Corrections Officer with the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office, was killed in a head-collision on Wednesday evening at around 5:15 p.m. The incident occurred…

Summer Creek Middle School Bus Crash
Jeff Rasansky May 6, 2015

FORT WORTH, TX (04/27/2015) — 31 students and 2 adults have been hospitalized after two Crowley ISD school buses crashed in Fort Worth on Monday afternoon. At about 3:40 p.m., officials reported a bus accident near the intersection of Summer Creek Drive and Summer Park Drive in southwest Fort Worth. Both buses were fully loaded, carrying 70 seventh-…

Fatal Car Accident
Staff September 16, 2016

FREESTONE COUNTY, TX (03/11/2015) — Two people were killed, and two others were injured following a two-vehicle accident near Fairfield, Texas Wednesday night. The accident occurred on FM 27 in rural Freestone County at about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday night (about four miles west of Fairfield). 21-year-old Ian Spence (of Mexia, Texas) and 20-year-old Megan Cook…

Accident Location | Credit: FOX4
Staff February 16, 2015

FORT WORTH, TX (02/14/2015) — An accident involving a piece of construction equipment on a North Fort Worth highway has left one man dead. 51-year-old William Clark (of Fort Worth) was traveling eastbound on NE Loop 820 at North Freeway, when his vehicle struck a piece of construction equipment at around 4:20 a.m. Saturday morning….

Staff February 1, 2016

PLANO, TX (04/17/2014) — 23-year-old Christopher Ryan Brigman has died, and three others have been injured following a Thursday night accident involving one vehicle and at least four pedestrians near “The Hangout” in Plano. UPDATE 01/29/2015: Jury finds Benjamin Newman guilty of murder and two counts of aggravated assault. He has been sentenced to 75 years in prison. According…

Harley Mullenix
Staff January 7, 2016

TODD MISSION, TX (01/24/2015) — A two-vehicle accident in Grimes County on Saturday afternoon has claimed the life of Plantersville volunteer firefighter Harley Mulllenix, and left three others hospitalized. According to police, the driver of a four door Chrysler PT Cruiser was traveling northbound on FM 1774 near the Texas Renaissance Fairgrounds, waiting to turn…

Accident Scene / Credit: Carla Wade, WFAA
Staff January 23, 2015

DALLAS, TX (01/23/2015) — One man is dead, and one woman has been hospitalized following an auto-pedestrian accident involving a Parkland Hospital shuttle bus and two Parkland employees on Friday morning. According to reports, two Parkland Hospital employees were crossing the street (in a crosswalk) at the intersection of Harry Hines Boulevard and Medical District…

Texas Prison Bus Accident
Jeff Rasansky January 16, 2015

PENWELL, TX (01/14/2015) — Ten people have been died, and five have been seriously injured in what is being described as the deadliest crash in the history of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. A violent TDC prison bus accident has claimed the lives of officers Christopher Davis and Eligio Garcia, as well as inmates…

Russ Neis Accident
Staff May 6, 2016

BLUE RIDGE, TX (12/13/2014) — 49-year-old Russell “Russ” Neis was tragically killed in a 4-vehicle accident on Saturday while delivering toys to needy kids. UPDATE 12/11/2015: Charges against Lacie Pardun have been upgraded to manslaughter. Her trial date is set for March 14, 2016. According to reports, Russ Neis (of McKinney) and several others from…

Accident Scene
Staff January 5, 2015

ANDREWS, TX (12/06/2014) — A multi-vehicle accident Saturday night on Texas Highway 176 near Andrews, TX has left three people dead and one hospitalized. According to reports, 32-year-old Steven Michael Bolton was driving south on Farm to Market Road 1788 when he failed to obey a stop sign at the intersection of Texas Highway 176…

Accident Scene
Staff November 13, 2014

ARLINGTON, TX (11/09/2014) — 38-year-old Eldrick Westbrook has been charged with multiple counts of intoxication manslaughter following an early Sunday morning car accident which claimed the lives of three women, Alejandro Alvarado, Maria Alexandra Rodriguez and Martha Perez. UPDATE: On Wednesday, November 12th, 26-year-old Martha Perez died from her injuries at Medical Center of Arlington….

Kyle Tilley
Staff October 29, 2014

THE COLONY, TX (10/25/2014) — 26-year-old Kyle Tilley has been killed, and 25-year-old Nicholas Bass has been seriously injured following a Saturday evening car accident. According to Texas Highway Patrol Sergeant Lonny Haschel, Kyle Tilley and passenger Nicholas Bass were traveling southbound on the Sam Rayburn Tollway in a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee when the…

Fatal Car Accident
Staff October 21, 2014

ERATH COUNTY, TX (10/19/2014) — An early-Sunday-morning car accident on US-377 has left two people dead, and one passenger hospitalized. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 57-year-old Alex Wong (of Bedford) and 27-year-old Dustin McJunkin (of Plano) were both killed in a head-on accident on U.S. 377. The accident also left 63-year-old passenger…

Fatal Car Accident
Staff October 10, 2014

TATUM, TX (9/22/2014) — A Monday morning 3-car accident has left one man dead, and three others injured. According to reports, the car accident occurred at around 6:48 a.m. in the westbound lane of Farm to Market Road 1716, just eight miles outside of Tatum, TX. A 2001 GMC truck driven by 37-year-old Kenneth Steele,…

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