A parent's worst nightmare recently took place in South Arlington, Texas, as a father took his 7-month-old son out for a walk in his stroller down Cooper Street. A witness recalls noting the tender image of a Converse and fedora-clad Daddy and his baby waiting to cross the street.
A Dec. 3 construction accident at Kyle Field is reported to have taken the life of a worker. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's investigation is still ongoing, and in the meantime, the family of the deceased worker has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Drivers on busy Texas roadways have likely wondered on occasion who, between the very young and the elderly, is a greater threat to their safety. The answer, according to statistics and surveys, is that while both groups can pose risks for themselves and other motorists, younger drivers' maturity and experience limitations make them the more dangerous group with which to share the road.
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.
A 25-year-old Houston man died after an accident on Highway 59 North occurred in the early morning hours on Aug. 18. According to officers with the Houston Police Department's Vehicular Crimes Division, a white Cadillac DeVille changed lanes and crossed the median, striking a truck. The impact caused the Cadillac to spin before striking a freeway shoulder divider.
A Texas man who's believed to have been involved in a fatal car accident was taken into police custody and charged with intoxication manslaughter. According to the report, the car accident occurred when the man allegedly ran a stop sign and struck another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle, who was identified as a 66-year-old woman, died at the scene.
A 25-year-old man died in Texas in a fatal rollover accident. The auto accident occurred when the man was unable to control his Honda Civic as he was driving on FM 1847 south of Arroyo City, Texas.
A trip to the library for a grandmother and her two grandchildren was violently interrupted on June 5 by an allegedly intoxicated driver. The car crash occurred on Merriman as the trio drove away from the Hebert Public Library. According to the Port Noches police chief, one of the injured victims was a four-year-old child who was taken to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston for expected facial surgeries. The 52-year-old woman and 5-year-old child were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities recently charged a 21 year-old woman with murder, accident involving injury and death, and evading arrest. The charges stem from a fatal accident in which authorities allege the woman refused to pull over. They initiated the traffic stop after receiving information that the woman was observed shoplifting with two other individuals at a shopping mall and left driving a red Dodge Avenger.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that alcohol was a contributor to a May 4 car crash that killed three Stephen F. Austin students and left another critically injured. The car accident happened at 7:40 p.m. when the Ford Escort carrying the four students pulled onto the shoulder of State Highway 315 in Rusk County and then pulled back onto the road to make a U-turn. An 18-wheeler crashed into the driver's side of the Escort as it pulled off the shoulder.