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Side-Shooting Fireworks Cause Burn Injuries To Spectators

As many as 28 people have been reported as suffering injuries -some very serious - after a Fourth of July fireworks malfunction fired the festive explosives into a crowd of people rather than into the sky above. Initial reports claim that the early detonation of one display triggered a chain reaction that resulted in the serious holiday accident.

Propane Tanker Truck Rolls Off Highway Ramp

Highway 225 outside of Houston was blocked in both directions when a tanker truck carrying propane overturned and fell from the southbound ramp coming off of Highway 146. The tanker truck plummeted 25 feet to the ground below; two people were airlifted to the local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Pool Safety Measures Could Save Almost 400 Children Each Year

Summer is almost here and as the temperatures soar many will be seeking relief in city swimming facilities or in backyard pools throughout the Houston area. But parents, children, homeowners and city pool employees should beware, close to 400 children are fatally injured in a swimming pool accident each year. According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 16 children in Texas have died already this year in swimming pool accidents.

Memorial Planned To Honor Those Killed In West, Texas Explosion

Baylor University will host a memorial service for those killed in the West Fertilizer explosion. The 10,000-seat arena in nearby Waco will provide a venue to remember those who lost their lives in the fatal explosion; the event is being organized by the Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force.

Driver Error Cited As Preliminary Cause Of Fatal Bus Crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a preliminary report as to what they believe went wrong in the now triple-fatal bus crash in the Dallas area: driver error. There was no alcohol or drugs detected in the driver's system after the crash, but investigators have cited the driver's failure to maintain control of the bus and inattention as the reason for the fatal bus crash.

First Lawsuit Filed Against Bus Company For Dallas Bus Accident

A 74-year-old woman who received serious injuries in a bus rollover accident on the George Bush Turnpike in Dallas has filed a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the tour bus, Cardinal Coach Line. The woman broke several ribs in the commercial bus accident that killed at least two passengers and injured dozens more.

Bus Bound For Oklahoma Rolls On Dallas Turnpike, Killing 2

Two people were killed and at least another 40 were injured when a tour bus headed to the Choctaw Casino rolled over on the President George Bush Turnpike, State Highway 161, in Irving. At least three to four of the bus passengers are in critical condition following the single vehicle commercial bus crash.

School Stabbing Tragedy Hits Texas College Campus

On the Cypress campus of the Lone Star Community College just outside Houston, a man armed with a knife went on a stabbing spree, injuring as many as 14 students. At least four of the injury victims had to be airlifted from campus for medical treatment.

Fee For Emergency Services For Crash Victims In Houston Suburb

Each time the Missouri City Fire Department responds to a motor vehicle accident it will be sending out a bill for its services under a new 'crash tax' provision set to take effect March 1. The Houston suburb says the new tax will raise about $50,000 annually and help shore up budget concerns.

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