Three siblings - a sixth grader, an eighth grader, and a junior in high school, died in a wreck on March 29, 2019 in Bastrop, Texas. Their friend, a 2018 Huntsville High School graduate, also died in the wreck. The siblings' mother survived the wreck but is now in critical condition.
A Toyota Corolla sedan was rear ended by a Dodge Ram pickup truck towing a flatbed trailer. After the collision, a 6-year-old girl who was in the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the sedan and a 12-year-old passenger were hospitalized.
On April 8, 2013, Gerri Koch was rear ended at a stop sign by an uninsured motorist. Ms. Koch, 50 years old, sustained a permanent spinal injury. Ms. Koch, who had coverage with Allstate for up to $250,000 in the event she was hit and injured by an uninsured driver, filed a claim with the company. Allstate denied the claim. Ms. Koch filed suit.
A wreck on Highway 249 killed a man today. It happened in the early morning hours, at about 2:30 a.m. Investigators from the Harris County Sherriff's Office report that a pickup truck was braking for a red light in the 12,000 block of Highway 249 at Mosielee. While doing so, a Chevrolet Impala slammed into it from behind. The crash was so violent that the pickup truck was knocked into a ditch. The driver of the Impala was killed. The driver of the truck was hurt, but apparently his injuries are not life-threatening. Yet, because it seems that he was intoxicated, he may face charges of DWI. Weather was not a factor in the collision. Local traffic in both directions was disrupted for several hours afterwards, but the roadway has since reopened.
After fewer than two hours of deliberation, a jury in Bainbridge, Georgia, found the manufacturer of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee liable for the death of a four-year-old boy who was killed when his family's SUV went up in flames after being rear-ended, causing its fuel tank to leak. The jury ordered the Fiat Chrysler to pay $150 million in damages to the boy's family.
Distractions play a larger role than previously thought in car accidents and were responsible for about six of every ten moderate to severe crashes, according to a study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
At approximately 2:35 a.m. on Sunday morning, a silver Cadillac rear ended a Honda Accord that was about to exit Airport Road on Texas 288. The driver of the Accord and a toddler who was in the car were taken to the hospital. A 12-year-old passenger who was sitting in the back and the front seat passenger died at the scene of the collision.
At least 53 people have died in fatal fuel-fed fires that have occurred after a rear-end collision in certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty model years. The reason these collisions weren't minor accidents but serious, catastrophic car collisions is a defective fuel system design that has the fuel tank exposed on the back end of the SUV.
Broken down and waiting for help on a feeder road to the Sam Houston Parkway, a man sitting in his disabled Jeep was fatally injured when a tow truck rear-ended his vehicle. Initial reports say the man was to the far right of the road, but do not indicate if he was stalled in a traffic lane or on the road's shoulder.
Just this past Tuesday, Chrysler announced that it was refusing to recall 2.7 million Jeep models that, according to the government and other safety groups, are defective and pose a fire risk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) contends that the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty models are prone to fires in the event of a rear-impact collision. While massive recalls have become more and more common, it is truly a rare event for an auto manufacturer to refuse a recall request from the governmental agency that regulates vehicle safety.