The driver of an SUV, identified as Abdias Layva, was tragically killed in a head-on collision on the Pierce Elevated Tuesday morning after a pickup truck jumped a barrier wall after losing its wheel. According to police, the pickup truck's wheel sheared off of the axel due to apparent "metal fatigue."
A bus carrying fourteen people returning from a church choir retreat was involved in a deadly head-on collision with a 2007 Dodge truck in South Texas last month. The crash killed 13 people after the truck unexpectedly veered into their lane of traffic. Witnesses to the crash confirmed the driver of the truck was texting and on medication at the time of the crash.
On early Sunday morning, April 9, 2017, the driver of an SUV entered I-45 at Richey and headed north in the southbound lanes, causing a fatal head-on collision. The incident occurred on the northbound and southbound lanes of I-45 around 5:45 a.m. The impact caused the driver of the SUV's vehicle to spin and catch fire trapping them in the vehicle. The driver of the SUV died on impact, and the driver of the other vehicle was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital by helicopter in serious condition.
On Wednesday, a church van carrying fourteen members back from a spring retreat was involved in a head-on-collision. The collision resulted in thirteen fatalities. The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. on U.S. 83 outside Garner State Park, about 75 miles west of San Antonio. Two of the victims were transported to University Hospital in San Antonio for treatment after the crash, however, one of those victims passed away late Wednesday night. One other victim was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Two families are in mourning after a collision in Montgomery County in February that claimed the lives of Jenny Runnels and Lloyd Nelms.
It is every driver's nightmare. You are traveling on the highway when, suddenly, a vehicle is coming straight at you in the opposite direction. The time to react is small; the potential harm is huge. And that is precisely what happened this week.
James Ednie's sister, appointed as the wrongful death representative for Mr. Ednie, filed suit in federal court against FedEx Ground Package Systems, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and its various subsidiaries, and CLR Transportation. She alleged the defendants negligently caused or substantially contributed to Mr. Ednie's death.
Among the thirteen opinions released by the Texas Supreme Court last Thursday was Brown & Gay Engineering, Inc. v. Olivares, in which the Court held that Texas government contractors who exercise independent discretion in their work are not entitled to the same sovereign immunity as the government itself. This opinion stopped what could have been a broad expansion of the sovereign immunity doctrine.
Alcohol use is suspected in a wreck that killed one and injured seven on Sunday. At about 10:30 p.m., a motorist driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer on FM 3083 allegedly drove off of the main portion of the road and onto the shoulder; in response, the driver then apparently suddenly corrected and veered leftwards, into oncoming traffic. He hit a Toyota head on.
Two people are in critical condition, and a passenger was killed, in yet another "wrong way" collision on area highways. This is the third in a week.