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November 2013 Archives

Family of woman who fell out of roller coaster sues Six Flags

A 52-year-old woman who was visiting Six Flags Over Texas for the first time fell out of a roller coaster car in July. According to authorities, the woman was riding the Texas Giant roller coaster when she slipped, falling approximately 75 feet before hitting a tunneled portion of the ride.

Dump truck rolls over car, killing driver

A Texas woman was killed after a dump truck rolled over her car. She had been on her way home with her grandson, who survived the accident. The truck had been headed west on FM 1626 in Hays County when its driver lost control. The truck hit one car before it rolled onto the 58-year-old grandmother's vehicle, crushing it and burying it with dirt. The truck driver said he swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle that cut him off before he lost control of his vehicle.

Texas crash kills 1

On Oct. 31, a woman was driving on FM-1960 in the area surrounding Humble in Harris County when she collided head-on with another vehicle. The force of the initial impact sent her Honda Civic spinning into the path of a pickup truck that was traveling too fast to slow down and avoid a second collision.

Texas chemist sentenced to 1 year for negligence

The 41-year-old former president of Port Arthur Chemical and Environmental Service, or PACES, was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison for workplace negligence that resulted in the death of an employee at the company. He pleaded guilty to violating OSHA policies and providing a false statement to authorities on May 9. In addition to a prison sentence, the man was also issued a $5,000 fine.