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General Motors Recalls Over 1 Million Pickup Trucks

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In order to save lives from vehicle collisions and improve the safety of innocent drivers, unsafe vehicles must be removed from roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 25,000 deaths have occurred on roadways in 2015. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reducing the amount of traffic fatalities by mandating manufacturers to recall the vehicles that do not follow the Federal safety standards or have defects.

NTSB Releases Results of Preliminary Investigation into Amarillo Train Crash

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On June 28, 2016, two trains barreled into one another near Amarillo, Texas. Each train was carrying two crew members. While one crew member was able to jump to safety, the three others tragically died.

Playing Games with Safety, Pokémon-Go

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Pokémon-Go is a relatively new mobile phone game that has skyrocketed to holding the title of the most popular mobile game in U.S. history. It is a wonderful game that uses Google maps and the pedometer in smart phones to get people out of the house and to be active. To play the game people need to walk around their city and visit local land marks, and walk a certain amount of miles for the game to progress. The danger of this game is the hordes of people all looking at their phones while walking around. Everyone has heard the story of a person being distracted by their phone and walking into traffic. Now the largest mobile game in history requires people to look at their phones while walking around. This poses a significant problem of having a large amount of people not paying proper attention and potentially causing auto-pedestrian collisions.

9 Shocking Texas Car Crash Statistics

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Driving is very dangerous. And it is an activity that far too many people do not take seriously enough.

Just how common are traffic accidents in Texas? When do the most car accidents occur?Driving is very dangerous. And it is an activity that far too many people do not take seriously enough.

Just how common are traffic accidents in Texas? When do the most car accidents occur?

Suspect Appears in Court after Deadly Police Chase

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Garrett William Nee, 29, appeared in court to face charges of murder and manslaughter stemming from a police chase that occurred on June 19, 2016. He pleaded not guilty.

Jury Finds Radiologist Negligent for Failing to Note Lesion

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In April 2010, Michelle Sanchez was seen at the Lovelace emergency room in New Mexico for left leg swelling and infection. She was treated and released with a recommendation for other tests. Later that month, she was hospitalized for about two weeks.

Avoidable Trauma Deaths

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Studies on trauma incidents, such as car accident and gunshot injuries, all across the United States have shown that where people live might influence their rate of survival. With 148,000 people dying in the year 2014 and costing an estimated 167 billion dollars in medical expenses and lost productivity, the study revealed that 1 in 5 people may die unnecessarily based on a few factors. The study also showed that half of deaths occur at the scene of the injury or en route to the hospital, speaking on how important it was that bystanders begin the 'chain of survival.' Hemorrhages, in particular, are the leading cause of preventable deaths.

Rollercoasters, A Ride to Die For

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Rollercoasters are a great experience. However, incidents can happen at any time. Two different incidents occurred in Texas in April.

Texas Supreme Court: Chapter 95 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code Does Not Protect Property-Owner Agents

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In the latest of the Texas Supreme Court's recent string of decisions interpreting Chapter 95 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code, the justices found that employees and agents of property owners do not enjoy Chapter 95's protections.

Federal Regulators Investigating Tesla's Autopilot Mode Following Fatal Crash That Killed a Tesla Driver Using the Software

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The federal government is reviewing a fatal crash involving a Tesla driver in Florida who was using the company's autopilot software. A tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla at an intersection, prompting the company to conclude that the autopilot system did not activate the brakes because it did not recognize the white side of the turning vehicle against a brightly lit sky. This is the first known fatality in over 130 million miles of autopilot testing.

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