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Hit and Run accident

3 Fatal Hit-and-Runs Across Houston Within 24 Hours

It’s no secret that Houston is home to bad drivers; however, the city has seen an uptick of fatal hit-and-runs reflecting reckless driving behavior. Over the course of one evening, three pedestrians were killed in separate fatal car accidents across the city. In all three accidents, the drivers fled the scene of the crime. Two…

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Rollover car accident

Fatal Rollover Accident Kills One, Seriously Injures Three Others

One person died and three juveniles were injured in a fatal crash in Katy. The vehicle carrying the four individuals struck a guardrail, causing it to veer off of the road and flip, landing on its roof. All auto accidents are serious incidents, however, accidents involving rollovers have a higher fatality rate than other types…

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Cement truck

History of Violations Precipitated Deadly Cement Truck Accident

In February, the Houston community was shocked to learn of the tragic death of two Houstonians when a cement truck driver lost control of the vehicle as it began spilling cement across the road. The wet cement caused the vehicle to veer into oncoming traffic, killing both drivers upon impact. An investigation of the accident…

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pedestrian crossing street

Houston Man Killed in Tragic Hit-and-Run Accident

A 31-year-old Houston man was killed after being struck by a speeding pickup truck while attempting to cross Airline Drive on Rittenhouse Street. After striking the man, the driver of the pickup truck did not stop to render aid and continued speeding down the road. Houston police were able to find and arrest the man…

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Broken windshield

Loose Tire Flies Through Windshield While Woman is Driving

A Texas woman was given the scare of a lifetime while she was driving on I-45. The driver’s quick instincts allowed her to barely miss being struck by a tire when it crashed through the windshield of her vehicle as she was driving. The loose tire was projected out of the bed of a pickup…

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18 wheeler on road

18-Wheeler Jackknifes Causing Major Shut Down on I-10

Houston drivers faced an agonizing commute Thursday morning when an 18-wheeler shut down four of the westbound lanes of I-10. A big rig jackknifed, causing the vehicle to lay parallel across the road as drivers scrambled to maneuver around the major trucking accident. On average, 500,000 accidents involving large trucks and 18-wheelers occur annually in…

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Large work truck

Work Truck Spilling Wet Cement Kills Two Houstonians

A Lattimore Materials cement truck was traveling on Old Humble Road when it began spilling wet cement from its drum. The work truck driver lost control, jumped a median, and struck a vehicle traveling on the opposite side of the highway, killing someone else and himself. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, large…

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Man vaping

Despite Lack of Reporting, Vaping Injuries and Deaths Continue

As we move forward into 2020, last year’s outbreak of vaping injuries and deaths seem to have diminished with time. E-cigarettes sent the nation into panic overdrive when hundreds of patients, mostly minors, were reportedly seeking emergency care for lung injuries related to vaping. This epidemic saw its peak in September 2019; and, like many…

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Rollover accident

Vehicle Rollover Claims the Lives of Two Texas Women

Three women were traveling outside of Corpus Christi on Highway 44 when their lives were changed forever. The party’s driver fell asleep at the wheel, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. While attempting to correct her driving error, the vehicle rolled over and ejected passengers Rose Elia Chacon and Maria Del Socorro Pena….

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Oil Well Blowout

Texas Oil Well Blowout Kills One Worker and Injures Three More

On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 29th, a fatal Texas oil well blowout occurred at the Chesapeake Energy worksite off of County Road 127 near Deanville, Texas, about 75 miles east of Austin. Workover operations were underway at the time. While the cause of the blast is still unknown, the unexpected accident tragically killed an…

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