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.
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.
Texas residents may be interested to learn that the National Safety Council is pleading with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to find a way to estimate the number of crashes that are related to distractions like cellphones. This plea is coming after the National Safety Council analyzed various data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the number of fatal accidents that are caused by distracted driving are significantly underreported in Texas and other states.
Two Houston-area police officers were involved in a serious accident with an 18-wheeler on April 26th. One officer was seriously injured and the other died from injuries sustained in the accident. The two men had stopped to help a stranded motorist on Interstate 10. The motorist had been involved in an accident, and the trailer was in the left lane of the highway while the car was on the right. An 18-wheeler traveling on Interstate 10 veered to avoid striking the trailer and inadvertently hit both the trailer and the parked vehicles. The accident is currently under investigation. Witnesses from the scene stated that the truck driver did not hit the brakes until after striking the detached trailer, raising the question of whether this accident was the result of truck driver negligence.
In the early morning hours of March 10, a 35-year-old Spring, Texas woman drove into oncoming traffic on Birnham Wood Boulevard. Her vehicle collided head on with a motorcycle. The driver was ejected from the vehicle, landing approximately 100 feet away. He was pronounced dead at the scene.The 42-year-old victim, a resident of Spring, was driving southbound near Riley Fuzzel Road when the fatal accident occurred. The motorcycle was destroyed. The woman and a passenger in her vehicle were transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.