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 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.
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.
A lawsuit was filed against automaker Mitsubishi by the family of a Texas woman who burned to death in one of the company's vehicles, allegedly due to a malfunction that caused it to burst into flames. The wrongful death suit also named Smylie Unlimited and Meineke Car Care Centers as defendants in the case.
Texas bus operators and commercial drivers may have been saddened to hear of a tragic accident in Tennessee on Oct. 2. A church bus was traveling on Interstate 40 in the northeast corner of the state when its tire blew out, causing it to cross the median and into oncoming traffic. The bus collided with an SUV and a tractor trailer, leading to the bus overturning and the truck catching fire.
An Aug. 31 fatal accident was caused by a reckless driver, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. A man was driving a 2009 black BMW 351 south on the West Lake Houston Parkway, in the 19900 block, in the outside lane. Beside the BMW, in the inside lane, was a 2013 White Ford Fusion traveling south.
As he attempted to cross Memorial Drive at an intersection in the 6700 block, a man riding a bicycle was hit by a car. The car crash caused him to fly 40 feet from the point of impact, and he later died at the scene as a result of the injuries he sustained. According to police, the car that hit him, a Chevrolet Impala, then swerved into a light post.
A Texas woman stood on trial after being charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault. According to the report, the fatal accident occurred when the woman allegedly decided to drive after drinking. She allegedly entered the interstate the wrong way and caused a head-on collision.
A Texas man has been accused of killing an on-duty Grayson County Sheriff's Deputy. The accident took place in April 2013. The man was allegedly driving drunk when the fatal accident happened.
A Texas neurosurgeon is being held responsible for the wrongful death of two former patients who underwent botched surgeries, according to the Texas Medical Board. One living patient filed a lawsuit in county court this week, accusing the doctor of making costly mistakes during her surgery as well. After a somewhat routine posterior lumbar interbody fusion, the women emerged from surgery in a wheelchair and thousands of dollars in debt.