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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Legislation on Self-Driving Cars

On September 6, 2017 the House of Representatives passed the SELF DRIVE Act, a bill with bipartisan support. The SELF DRIVE Act, lays out a basic federal framework for autonomous vehicle regulation, signaling that federal lawmakers are finally ready to think seriously about self-driving cars and what they mean for the future of the country.

Hit-and-Run Drivers Kill One Motorcyclist and Injure Another

Two motorcyclists were victimized in two separate hit-and-run crashes Sunday. One victim was killed, and the other, a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, was injured. These are just the latest in a disturbing trend of hit-and-run collisions in Houston.

Dodge Trucks Recalled for Fire Hazard

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it is recalling 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram trucks as a result of a water pump concern that could cause a fire. This recall affects 2013-2017 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis cabs.

Accident Involving Truck Carrying Harvey Relief Supplies Results in Two Deaths

On August 30, 2017, a tragic accident occurred involving an 18-wheeler and a small car and resulted in the death of two people. The crash took place around 6:30 p.m. on the southbound lanes of I-45, just south of Malloy Bridge Road, near the town of Wilmer on the Dallas-Ellis County line. The 18-wheeler was carrying a large amount of relief supplies to Houston to help those affected by the devastation caused by hurricane Harvey. According to the Sheriff's deputies, the small car was heading north on I-45 when it crossed the median and ran into the 18-wheeler. After ramming into the 18-wheeler, the small car was stuck under the truck and busted into flames.

Woman Hit by Support Vehicle in Coeur D'Alene's Ironman Race

An event support vehicle struck 52-year-old Crystal O'Connor in Idaho's Coeur D'Alene Ironman race on August 28, 2017. O'Connor was participating in the 112-mile bike portion of the race on Highway 95, near Putnam Road, Kootenai County, when she was hit by the vehicle and seriously injured. Authorities reported that due to her injuries, she had to be transported by Life Flight to Kootenai Health hospital. The authorities indicated that O'Connor, who was initially listed in critical condition, is currently in 'fair condition.'

Charges Filed in Hit and Run Fatality

A Houston man was killed last Monday in a hit-and-run collision. The man was 57-years-old. He was struck by a white Nissan shortly after 4:00 p.m. near the median of the 2300 block of Wayside. He was hit so hard that his body was thrown onto another vehicle that was stopped for a traffic light. After the incident, the Nissan fled the scene.

Another Airbag Failure Resulting in Driver's Death

Firm Partner Benny Agosto, Jr. successfully settled an air-bag defect case last month against Ford Motor Company, one of the world's largest car manufacturers. The lawsuit resulted in a combined, confidential settlement for Mr. Agosto's clients. As many are aware, Ford Motor Company has come under scrutiny in the previous years, which has led to the recalls of hundreds of thousands of affected vehicles.

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