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Auto Accidents Rasansky Law Firm December 23, 2015
Jeff Rasansky April 2, 2018

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….

Will Texas Outlaw Texting and Driving in 2017?
Jeff Rasansky September 5, 2017

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. UPDATE 06/07/2017: Governor Greg Abbott announced on June…

Jeff Rasansky March 21, 2017

Preliminary data from 2016 shows that the number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. is on an unfortunate upward trend. There are a variety of reasons that auto accident fatalities are on the rise, but many analysts point to an increase in various types of driver distractions, such as texting while driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provided…

Jeff Rasansky April 18, 2018

When it comes to bad drivers, some states are are better than others. Unfortunately, statistics show Texas is the worst. The statistics discussed below were compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and used by carinsurancecomparison.com in order to rank the top ten states with the worst drivers. The factors used in this study focused on the causes of fatal car…

Fatal Car Accidents On the Rise in 2016
Jeff Rasansky March 21, 2017

When compared to the first six months of last year, the number of fatal car accidents in 2016 has spiked by 10%. A 2016 report from NHTSA (The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) revealed a marked increase in car accident deaths during the first six months of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015….

Fatal Car Accident Statistics 2014-2015
Jeff Rasansky November 6, 2017

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…

Accident Location
Staff February 19, 2018

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…

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 February 9, 2017

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…

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 July 17, 2017

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 July 17, 2017

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…

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 April 25, 2018

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….

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