Icy Accidents in North Texas

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

It’s back and it’s slicker than ever.

Just like Punxsutawney Phil predicted – winter weather has returned, and it’s back in North Texas. Wednesday morning, Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) received a Winter Storm Warning that quickly turned problematic for local motorists driving through the sleet and freezing rain.

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Tow Truck Driver Charged in Crash that Killed Infant

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

According to News 4 San Antonio, a baby passed away in northwest Harris County Sunday, February 13, 2022, after a tow truck slammed into their car. The collision took place at the intersection of Cunningham near West Little York Road. The mother, driving a Nissan sedan, was stopped at the light on West Little York Road facing eastbound when the tow truck hit. The district attorney’s office believes Jose Luna, the motorist of the tow truck, was speeding with no sign that he attempted to brake. The 39-year-old motorist stayed at the scene and cooperated without reporting any injuries. Luna is facing a vehicular manslaughter charge.

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DART Bus Hits and Kills Pedestrian

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

A Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus hit and killed a pedestrian in the Medical District of Dallas earlier this month. According to Fox4News, the victim was walking near the Dallas North Tollway near the Maple Avenue Bridge. Although DART police have not released the identity of the person, they did note that the pedestrian passed away as a result of the collision. It is unclear if the person was walking in the roadway or trying to cross the street; however, no one onboard the DART bus sustained injuries.

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Keeping Furry Friends Safe

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News

You’re reaching for the door, keys in hand when you turn around to tell your furry family member goodbye. They want to go with you – they love being around you, and going for a cruise may be mentally stimulating for them. Maybe canines’ and other animals’ love for cars is innate, but as long as you’re keeping them safe, encouraging your dogs’ love for car rides is beneficial for both of you.

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Intoxicated Driver Leaves Four Injured, Killing One

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

One woman died and four others suffered injuries after a collision that took place at the intersection of Katy Freeway and Mason Road. According to KHOU11, a Dodge Ram Pickup and Dodge Challenger collided at the intersection, causing the Dodge Ram to then hit a signal light pole. The force from the crash was so strong it caused the bed and rear axle to detach and the main cab to roll over. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash and whether or not impairment was a factor. Three of the four people in the Dodge Ram survived the accident but sustained serious injuries. The driver of the Dodge Challenger also sustained injuries, but all are expected to survive.

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Texas Pedestrian Accident Fatalities Rising

Author: Angel Reyes  

In The News

2020 Statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) illustrate pedestrian-involved accidents are on the rise in Texas. The agency reported nearly 5,000 collisions involving pedestrians. According to KSAT, fatalities stemming from these accidents are also on the rise, with over 700 pedestrian deaths last year. Pedestrians are not equipped with safety equipment such as a metal exterior, airbags, seatbelts, etc. – making them some of the most vulnerable targets on the road.

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Crossing Guard Shoves Child out of Harms Way

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

Corporal Annet Goodyear received medical treatment for minor injuries after she took a hit from an oncoming vehicle just seconds after pushing a young girl out of the way. On Friday, February 4, Cpl. Goodyear was working her regular crossing guard shift, guiding students across the street when a car suddenly came speeding through. A bus camera captured the video below. The video shows the motorist as they blow through the crosswalk on Cecil Avenue as they bulldoze into Goodyear, right in front of North East Middle High School. According to the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, the driver is facing numerous traffic violations, including negligent driving.

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Human Chain Formed to Rescue People from Dangling Bus

Author: Angel Reyes  

Auto Accidents

A bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday, January 28, 2022, just hours before President Biden visited to discuss infrastructure. It was right before 7:00 a.m. when Pittsburgh Public Safety confirmed a bridge collapsed near Frick Park. There were four vehicles on the bridge at the time of the collapse. One of the vehicles was a Port Authority bus dangling off the bridge. Crews formed a human chain to rescue those on the bus, and the three individuals were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to Pittsburgh Fire Cheif Darryl Jones, ten people suffered minor injures, and the Pittsburgh Public Safety said they are looking to make sure there are no additional victims under the collapse. Red Cross is aiding in victim assistance.

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