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Fatal Car Accidents Continue in Texas

Texas has seen reduced traffic on the roads throughout 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but Texas roadway fatalities have continued to rise at approximately the same rate as last year. Even with the state locking down for a few months and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) seeing a drop in the number of reported car crashes, Texans are still dying on the roads at an alarming rate.

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Lockdowns Decrease Traffic Accidents, But New Dangers Exist

Communities around the world are experiencing dramatic changes to daily life due to widespread stay-at-home orders. While some changes have been positive, such as massive decreases in air pollution and a resurgence of wildlife, not all impacts have been for the best. While cities across the world are seeing sharp decreases in roadway congestion and…

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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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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 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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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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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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Fatal Explosion Kills Two Houston Workers

In the early hours of Friday, January 24th, an industrial workplace accident startled thousands of Houstonians from their sleep. Residents woke to a roaring explosion originating from Watson Grinding & Manufacturing in Northwest Houston. The explosion, which was caused by propylene gas, claimed the lives of two employees and injured several other workers. The explosion…

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Deployed Airbags from Car Accident

10 Million Airbags Affected By Latest Takata Recall

Takata is recalling more than 10 million front airbags that have been utilized by 14 different automakers. The recall was made after it was discovered the airbags were exploding with accelerated force and hurling shrapnel in the process. Faulty Takata inflators have been linked to at least 25 deaths worldwide to date. Takata has a…

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