A horrific accident resulted in two fatalities when all eleven passengers were ejected from a 2004 Ford Econoline E-350 van after it flipped over. The accident occurred over this past weekend on I-95 in Massachusetts. The van was carrying a Polish American tour group with passengers from New York, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. The van was heading north, approximately 40 minutes from Boston, when it was struck by a Toyota Rav4 and the vehicles entered the median, where the Econoline van rolled over. The nine surviving occupants sustained serious injuries.
Recently, a tractor-trailer overturned while taking the ramp from inbound on the Southwest Freeway to southbound on the West Loop 610. Fortunately, the driver was not injured, but his load of cotton was strewn upon the highway, and some fell to the ramp below, blocking traffic for five hours.
Last night, a man was racing on I-45, the North Freeway, when he crashed into a patrol car driven by a deputy. The wreck occurred shortly before midnight near Victory Drive. The motorist slammed into a cruiser of a Precinct 4 Deputy Constable. The crash was so violent that it caused the police car to roll about four times before coming to a rest. The deputy received undisclosed injuries from the collision.
A violent two-vehicle collision between a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Chrysler, sent four people to the hospital early Wednesday morning. According to the Houston Police Department, the collision occurred at 3:00 a.m. on the South Sam Houston Parkway feeder road at South Post Oak.
Today's news brings reports of multiple bus crashes.
A fatal rollover crash on Highway 146 in Mont Belvieu seriously injured five people and killed a sixth earlier this week. Initial reports from the crash scene noted that there were several children involved in the fatal rollover crash, but no details were released as to how many or the extent of their injuries.
A Clear Lake family vacationing in the northeast suffered a fatal crash while traveling to Boston, Massachusetts. Their van traveled into a grassy highway median, then returned to the roadway and rolled several times before stopping in the middle of the Thruway on I-90. Houston mother Jennifer Hodson was driving the van at the time of the fatal crash; her mother, Tanya Evans of Virginia, was killed in the fatal crash.
A 3- or 4-year-old toddler miraculously escaped a fatal rollover crash in Conroe with only bruises and scrapes. He was found walking near the crash site on Old Houston Road after the early morning/late night crash.
A late night rollover on Eastex Freeway took the life of four young Texans and critically injured another. The driver of the blue Ford pickup truck hit a curb and sent the truck rolling, causing the fatal accident.
According to Reuters, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company said it would recall about 41,000 of its Wrangler Silent Armor tires produced in 2009 over concerns that a number could tear, leading to crashes. Two people died in a 2011 rollover crash in Texas involving a vehicle equipped with these tires. It is estimated that about 27,000 of the tires are still believed to be in service. The tires are used on pickup trucks, vans and sport-utility vehicles, often at construction sites or for off-road applications. If you or someone you know has these defective tires on a vehicle, take them immediately to a Goodyear retailer to have them replaced.