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Three Injured in Montgomery County House Explosion

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Early Tuesday morning, two adult males and one adult female were injured when their home exploded in Willis in Montgomery County. The incident occurred at about 5 a.m. at a three-bedroom, wood frame home on Mandy Lane near Rogers in the Willis area. The three adults were rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital by LifeFlight helicopter service. According to Memorial Hermann, one patient was in critical condition, one patient was in serious condition, and the third was in fair condition. Based on the photographs posted online by the local news stations, it is a miracle that anyone survived the explosion.

Woman Injured Riding A Party Bus

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Lauren Guerra filed suit after her face was hit by a tree branch while riding a Starline party bus. Her lower eye socket was shattered and the lower muscle was damaged. Photos showed her eyes going in opposite directions in addition to extensive bruising.

Drunk Driver Kills Mother and 2 Children

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Recently, a family of four near Kilgore, Texas suffered a tragic car accident when a drunk driver collided with their vehicle. The accident claimed the life of Heema Patel and her two children, six year-old Ryera Patel and twelve year-old Trish Patel. According to local news, the Patels were struck by a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road on Highway 259.

Recent Report Ranks Texas Driver's Amongst the Worst in the Nation

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According to a recent report published on Chron.com, Texas ranks in the top 10 among a list of the worst drivers in the nation which was shown in a new poll by carinsurancecomparison.com.

More Chevy Recalls Due to Unsafe Parts

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Over the past several months, General Motors (GM) has recalled over 29 million vehicles. This staggering number is more than the total amount of vehicles GM has sold in the last seven model years. Most if not all of the recalls are related to safety issues such as faulty ignition switches. This problem dates as far back as 2003 and is potentially deadly.

Cruise Ship Reminds Us of Dangers of the Sea

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Television and print media have recfently shown numerous images of the cruise ship Costa Concordia. It was refloated recently, to be taken about 225 miles to a scrap yard in Genoa.

Six Flags Roller Coaster Strikes Tree Leaving 4 Injured

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A roller coaster in Santa Clarita, California hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park last Monday. The impact dislodged the front car, leaving four people injured and keeping nearly two dozen people hanging 20 to 30 feet from the ground for hours.

Texas Job Boom Backed By Poor Worker Injury Protections

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The Texas economy leads the nation in job creation, but the majority of Texas workers lack adequate protection against workplace injuries.

According to an investigative piece in the Texas Tribune, the state leads the nation in worker deaths for 7 of the last 10 years. Texas also has the distinction of being the only state that doesn't require private employers to carry workers' comp insurance, which pays for workplace injuries.

2 Injured in Port Arthur Plant Explosion

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At least two workers were injured after a fire erupted Monday night at the Chevron Phillips Chemical plant in Port Arthur. Although the exact number of injured has not been released, it is known that at least two persons were taken by helicopter to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where they remained in a burn unit as of Tuesday. The extent of their injuries has not been released.

Another Needless Crash

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Near midnight last Friday night, all inbound lanes of Highway 290 were stopped. Law enforcement officers directed thousands of cars onto the shoulder or the service road to get past the area. As motorists inched forward through the 45-minute delay, they saw the remains of a collision. The small sedan was significantly damaged; but the motorcycle in front of it was torn up. Looking upon the scene takes your breath away, as you realize that someone may have been killed that evening. And you wonder, how did this happen? Did the car not see the motorcyclist?

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