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High Speed Pursuit Ends in Tragedy

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Six people were killed in an automobile accident when a Dodge Durango collided with a Honda Civic during a high-speed police chase. According to the police report, the chase began around 8:20 p.m. when a police officer attempted to pull over the Dodge Durango. Police say the driver of the Durango was swerving with his headlights off. Upon commencing to stop the Durango, the driver began to flee. Police had no choice but to pursue. The ensuing chase reached speeds upward of 100 miles per hour. Captain J. Jaekel told news reports that the suspect was fleeing at such a high speed that police cruisers could not stay within close proximity to the Durango. "He was going so fast my guy couldn't keep up."

Patient Dies after Medication Error

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One day after celebrating her 73rd birthday, Dalia Hernandez was admitted to Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas to have a gangrenous toe amputated. What was expected to be a short hospital admission turned into tragedy.

Truck Accidents Continue to Increase

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On the morning of August 1, 2006, Dan Lindner waved goodbye to his wife and two sons as they departed in their packed minivan for a family reunion in Ohio. Once traffic came to a halt on Interstate 80, an International 9400 semitrailer could not adjust its speed in time and crashed into the Lindner's minivan. That was the last time Lindner ever saw his family alive. The accident was fatal for all parties involved, Lindner's wife and children all died instantly at the scene.

Recent Appellate Court Decision in Workplace Injury Case

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The Fourteenth Court of Appeals recently handed down a decision in the E.I. DuPont de Neours and Company v. Roye matter. In doing so, some argue that the majority misapplied and/or ignored well established Texas law. The Roye matter involved an independent contractor working at a DuPont facility. While on the premises Roye fell through a pallet when the ground below caved in landing in a pool of 400 degree condensate up to his chest. Roye suffered second and third degree burns over 75% of his body. A jury of his peers, awarded Roye in excess of $ll million to compensate him for his harms and losses.

Texting Ban Saves 19 Lives Per Year

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In order to keep traffic fatalities and driving accidents to a minimum, drivers must be attentive of their surroundings at all times while operating a vehicle. Although concentration on the road is key, the use of handheld devices has become problematic for drivers in the modern era due to the shift of focus on the road to texts, emails, and phone calls that can easily distract drivers. The second drivers become focused on their phones while driving, they are distracted and the safety of motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians becomes jeopardized.

Trucking Accidents on the Rise

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In August of 2006, Angela Lindner and her two sons were crushed and killed by a three-axle Intercontinental 9400 semitrailer that slammed into their minivan. Dan Lindner lost his wife and children instantly.

Ford Power Steering Recall

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According to USA Today, Ford Motor Co. recently issued four recalls covering 1.3 million vehicles in North America, most of them to fix a power steering defect in SUVs that have resulted in 20 reported accidents.

The Threat of Fire

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Thousands of years ago, mankind discovered the benefits of fire. Fire used for cooking food increased digestibility, and fires also provided warmth. Millennia later, fires provided the heat necessary for steam engines, fueling the industrial revolution.

Firm Files Suit after Death of Child at Lake Conroe Resort

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On July 10, 2014 Andrew Orvis suddenly fell from a dock into Lake Conroe at the Piney Shores Resort. Andrew's father was able to quickly retrieve his son from the lake and administer CPR in time for Life Flight to arrive. Unfortunately, Andrew was pronounced dead at the hospital. Although Orvis' autopsy reports are still pending, it is believed that his death was caused by an electrical shock from live wires found at the dock where Andrew was sitting. Witnesses described Andrew as having an unnatural body reaction. And, more importantly, inspectors for the City of Conroe found the live wires after the incident and disconnected them after paramedics had arrived.

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