Spring Safety Tips for the Road

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

Angel Reyes – Reyes Browne Reilley is here to remind everyone to keep their eyes open and hands on the wheel to handle springtime driving hazards. Let’s enjoy these longer days with sunshine and blooming buds. As everything begins to feel fresh and new again, don’t let your guard down on the road.

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The University of the Southwest Golf Team Killed in Head-on Collision

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

NBC5 reports a fiery head-on collision that’s left several families grieving after six students and one faculty member from the University of the Southwest (USW) passed away. In addition, the driver and 13-year-old passenger of the oncoming Dodge 2500 pick-up truck also passed away. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the fatal collision occurred at 8:17 p.m. on FM 1788 north of SH 115 in Midland when the pick-up struck the Ford passenger van that was transporting USW men and women golf teams.

The USW team was set to play in a tournament in Midland on Wednesday, March 16, and scheduled to tee off the following morning against Midland College.

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Brain Injuries Caused by Drunk Driving

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

High-speed and head-on collisions characterize the frequent types of car accidents caused by people who get behind the wheel after a few drinks. It is a well-known fact that alcohol impairment makes it very difficult to stay in the correct lane, as well as maintain a constant velocity while operating a motor vehicle. People who get behind the wheel while intoxicated risk inflicting serious injuries on themselves, their passengers, and other people on the road. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are prevalent types of personal injuries likely to result from both high-speed and head-on collisions.

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Multiple Car Collision Involving Dump Truck

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

According to KXAN, all lanes of Rand Road 620 in Lakeway closed after a crash involving a dump truck on Tuesday, March 8. The Lakeway Police Department is investigating the major crash that occurred around 3:45 p.m. that afternoon. The collision entangled a dump truck as well as three other vehicles. At this time, it is still unclear as to what caused the multi-vehicle collision, but the accident did require all lanes of RR 620 to shut down in both directions, as well as lanes on Lohmans Crossing Road. Information on potential injuries is not available at this time, although EMS did arrive on the scene.

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Jury Indicts Aghorn Operating Inc. & Aghorn Executive

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News

A federal grand jury in Midland indicted Odessa-based Aghorn Operating Incorporated and Aghorn Vice President Trent Day on nine counts after one of its employees, Jacob Dean, and his wife, Natalee, passed away on October 26, 2019. According to NBC News, Aghorn Operating Inc. and Aghorn Vice President Day face charges for violating federal clean air laws and obstructing a federal job safety investigation. Furthermore, Aghorn and the affiliate face charges for federal safe water laws and making false statements on forms documenting the mechanical integrity of Aghorn’s injection wells. In addition, Aghorn is also facing three charges for job safety crimes causing death.

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News

Did you know that floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States?

Evacuating flooded areas or entering flooded waters have the potential to lead to injury or death. As we’re leaving the Winter season and entering Spring, floods may result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges, and overflows of dams and other water sources.

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St. Paddy’s Day & Drinking

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News

St. Patrick’s Day is the one day out of the year where everyone in the U.S. celebrates “their Irish heritage” with city parades, funny leprechaun hats, and plenty of green-dyed beer. But when the party is over, risky drunk drivers take to the streets. Celebrate with a plan. If you plan to go out and enjoy the holiday with alcohol, make sure you refrain from getting behind the wheel.

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Out of Control Car Causes Eight Vehicle Collision

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

News 4 San Antonio reported on February 28, just after 11:30 p.m., that San Antonio Police Department responded to an accident on Interstate 35 South near the Cesar Chavez exit. The massive collision involved eight vehicles near downtown. An investigation is still ongoing as to what caused the car to lose control and precipitate to five other vehicles crashing into each other. Two additional cars passing by were also damaged. At this moment, there are no known serious injuries.

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Austin Bus Crash Injures Five Adults & Two Children

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

A Capital Metro bus collided with another vehicle that ran a red light in downtown Austin at the intersection of North Interstate 35 northbound service road and East 11th Street. The collision occurred around 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, according to a Captial Metro spokesperson. Reports show seven victims sustained injuries from the crash, including two children; however, eight people were hospitalized. While everyone received treatment at local hospitals, the two children received treatment at Dell Children’s Medical Center with critical, life-threatening injuries. Three adults sustained serious injuries – one of which is considered life-threatening. Two others sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

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Electric Vehicle Boom in Texas

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News

Ever since the winter apocalypse that took place in February of 2021, the Lone Star State’s electrical grid’s reliability has been in question. State legislatures spent the year examining and debating the best route to improve the independent electrical grid. But, according to The Dallas Morning News, if the U.S. wants to meet its goal for electric vehicle adoption, Texans will need to purchase millions of battery-powered cars over the next eight years. In this reality, the state would need to produce thirty percent more electricity per year.

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