Tag Archives: Wrongful death

Why does Texas lead the nation in fatal truck accidents?

The weight differential between big rigs and passenger vehicles is an obvious cause of serious injuries and death in these cases. Why our state leads the nation in fatal trucking accidents is more nuanced. Recently, a jury decided that surviving family members of a young truck-accident victim deserved many millions of dollars in damages. The […]

Man goes on apparent hit-and-run rampage with stolen car

A man has been taken into police custody after a dramatic incident in which he has been accused of stealing a car and using it to run multiple pedestrians down. The spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety stated their belief that he deliberately targeted pedestrians, but they have not yet speculated as to […]

Car crash injures 2, kills 1 in Texas

The Galveston Police Department reported that a two-vehicle crash left one person dead and two others injured on July 26. The accident occurred around 1:50 p.m. on Seawall Boulevard, and the decedent was pronounced dead at the scene. According to authorities, the 72-year-old victim was driving a Toyota Sienna minivan west on the roadway when […]

Woman killed in 3-vehicle Texas accident

A three-vehicle accident around 12:30 p.m. on Farm-to-Market Road 1844 resulted in the death of an 82-year-old woman on May 20. The driver who authorities believe caused the fatal accident was expected to face criminal charges as a result. A man who lives across the street from the accident scene said the sound of the […]

Motorcycle accident in Texas kills 1, injures 2

San Antonio police suspect that excessive speed was a factor that contributed to a head-on collision between a car and a motorcycle on May 1. The motorcycle driver was killed and two occupants of the car were seriously injured in the crash, police said. The fatal accident took place along the 2500 block of East […]

Alleged drunk driver rear-ends SUV in Texas, killing woman

At 1 a.m. on April 27, police received a 911 call and found a crash scene with an upside down Mitsubishi SUV containing four people. The SUV had flipped over following being rear-ended by a pickup truck traveling at high-speed on Texas 105, causing the SUV’s frame to break and the outer door skin to […]

Intoxication may have lead to crash that left 1 driver dead

A Texas man was charged with intoxication manslaughter after allegedly causing a car accident that left one person dead. The head-on collision happened in Conroe on FM 3083 on March 22 when the 34-year-old man was driving a Ford Freestar van and heading westbound at 7:53 a.m. Witnesses say that he veered across the centerline […]

Wrongful death case against trucking company and driver dismissed

Family members of a Texas couple who were killed in a major traffic accident on I-10 have ended their lawsuit against a trucking company and truck driver. The fatal accident happened on Thanksgiving Day 2012 and involved more than 100 vehicles. The couple who were represented in the lawsuit were stopped in a long line […]

Automaker recalls vehicles after reported accidents and deaths

Texas drivers should be aware of one automaker’s attempt to recall hundreds of thousands of automobiles due to a potentially deadly issue. Several people have already died in accidents reportedly caused by the flaw. Car manufacturer General Motors has instituted a recall of all 2005-07 Chevy Cobalt and 2007 Pontiac G5 vehicles due to a […]