Once again, a crash on the freeway has led to a death. And, once again, alcohol appears to have played a part.
In Houston on Monday, July 9, a man driving an SUV on Fuqua crossed the median and crashed into a vehicle driven by an eight-months-pregnant woman. The man drove off after the crash. After being rushed to the hospital and undergoing an emergency C-section, her baby tragically died.
Many vehicular accidents happen every day. At the time of an accident, people are usually in a state of shock and cannot think properly about what they need to do in that situation. If you find yourself in an auto accident, you should follow these steps:
Like motor vehicle collisions, dog bite cases are not uncommon. Just as drivers are held responsible for the injuries they cause if they negligently cause a wreck, dog owners are held responsible if their dog bites someone due to the owner's negligence or if the dog is known to be "vicious, dangerous or mischievous." However, one of the more bizarre outcomes of a dog bite case was seen recently. The Texas Supreme Court dismissed the case under a constitutional doctrine that most of the public has never heard of and even most lawyers would only vaguely remember from their first year of law school-the "political question" doctrine.
A pregnant mother of three was killed instantly when a truck's wheel fell off and struck her windshield.
Following news in March that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was looking into reports of defective airbags in vehicles made by Kia and its affiliate Hyundai, Kia has announced it is recalling more than half a million vehicles in the U.S. because of the concern.
His friends were headed to class on Monday morning, but 18-year-old De'Monte Benn never made it to school. He was struck and killed on Highway 6.
While many Houstonians were enjoying a weekend which included the Barbeque Cook-Off and Rodeo Parade, family members and loved ones were grieving the death of a driver who was killed late in the evening on Saturday night. The wreck occurred in the eastbound lanes of the South Loop 610 near Fannin. Early reports indicate that, close to midnight, the motorist lost control, spun out, and hit the base of a freeway sign. After he was removed from the vehicle, he was transported to an emergency room, where he died. The driver's name has not yet been released.
When it came to the number of vehicle related fatalities in the United States, there was a slight improvement in the year 2017. However, 2017 was the second year in a row in which there were 40,000 or more fatalities on our roads. This staggering number is highlighting the fact that additional measures must still be implemented to keep our roads as safe as possible. It is well known that automotive manufacturers have done their part to keep passengers safe, introducing advanced safety features that drivers of the past could've only dreamt of. These features include collision warning systems, multiple airbags, and blind spot monitoring. With these improvements within the automobiles that we use, we should surely see a drastic improvement in the number of roadway fatalities, right? Well as mentioned previously, that is simply not the case.