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Car and Auto Accidents Blogs

A recent study showed eleven of the 50 most dangerous highways in the United states are located in Texas. The study, conducted by Value Penguin, pulled data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (NHTSA-FARS). The study considered several different factors in making the assessment, such as fatalities per crash, miles-traveled per capita and percentage of fatal non-vehicle collisions. While no one wants to be one of these statistics, vehicle accidents do happen and they can cause mental and physical pain.

Auto mishaps can have many different causes and sometimes determining who or what is at fault can be a complex process. If there’s a multi-car pile up, for example, the process of figuring out who is responsible for what damages can be a lengthy and arduous process. Additionally, there maybe some outside factor that contributed to the impairment of a driver before they caused a crash. A bartender continuing to serve a customer alcohol past what they reasonably should, would be a case where on outside party contributed to the occurrence of an automobile accident.

Speeding Teen Kills Passenger, Injures Three Others In Ambulance Crash

Posted: March 30th, 2020 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

A teen driver is facing the worst day of his life after a fatal crash involving an ambulance in Pleasant Grove. NBC 5 has the story.

According to the report, a 15-year-old was speeding down Scyene Road along with …

DART Requests Public To Follow New Rules To Slow Outbreak

Posted: March 27th, 2020 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

DART provides an invaluable service to the city. Even in the wake of the outbreak, they are continuing full services. What they provide is essential, but they are asking the public to take precautions to stay safe. CBSDFW reports.…

Drivers License Offices Close Due To Coronavirus

Posted: March 23rd, 2020 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

One thing that catches a lot of drivers with extra charges after a crash is an expired driver’s license. But now, thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, things are a little weird right now. CBSDFW reports.

The governor announced last …

Lime Suspends Service Thanks To Coronavirus

Posted: March 22nd, 2020 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

Scooters in cities have received a lot of negative attention lately. Crashes are common because of the lack of safety equipment and inadequate training by ride share companies on how to use them safely. Many of the crashes involve head …

A Truck Went Up In Flames After Hitting A Natural Gas Meter

Posted: March 18th, 2020 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

The driver of a pickup truck had the horrifying experience of his vehicle bursting into flames. The driver hit a natural gas meter in Lewisville last week which caused a nerve-wracking disturbance in the community and property damage to a …

Self-Driving Car’s Visual Technology Can Be Hacked, Making AutoPilot Systems Unsafe

Posted: February 26th, 2020 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

While self-driving automobiles is an idea that excites many, smart technology or artificial intelligence has a long way to go before it can be considered foolproof.

CBS News reported last week that researchers for McAfee Systems working in conjunction with …

Black Ice Causes Rollover Crash. Driver Was Treated For Minor Injuries

Posted: February 12th, 2020 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

During the winter months, motorists have to be on the constant lookout for icy conditions, which can cause an accident. The glaze that forms on roads is known as black ice, and it can be particularly dangerous. Black ice is …

Car Crashes Through Bedroom Wall, Kills Grandmother Before Fleeing

Posted: January 15th, 2020 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

When relaxing at home and getting ready for the day, being involved in an auto accident is probably one of the last things you might expect.  Unfortunately, however, for one woman in Fort Worth earlier this month, that’s exactly what …

Firefighter Recovering After New Year’s Eve Crash

Posted: January 8th, 2020 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

A Fort Worth firefighter is on the long road to recovery after a crash on New Year’s Eve left her severely injured.

According to a report appearing on the NBCDFW website, Forth Worth Fire Company’s Engine ll fire crew was …

Wrong-Way Driver Causes Accident On Thanksgiving

Posted: December 4th, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

Wrong-way crashes are usually caused by a driver who is confused or by one who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Police have not yet said for sure which may have been the case and caused a four-vehicle …

Police Find Toddler In Car After Police Chase In Carrollton

Posted: November 28th, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

Officers from the Dallas Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, and Carrollton Police Department were engaged in the pursuit of three suspects accused of shoplifting from two area stores.

According to a report filed by the CBS Local Station

Deputy Killed, Chief Of Police Injured Assisting Stranded Motorist

Posted: October 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

Earlier this month, a Falls County Sheriff’s deputy was struck and killed, and a chief of police has been left critically injured while they were assisting a stranded motorist along Texas 6, near Riesel.

CBS Local in Dallas-Fort Worth reports

Stillborn Baby Delivered After Red Light Crash

Posted: August 14th, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

A crash involving a suspected DUI driver on Sunday, August 4th has resulted in several people being seriously injured and a teen mother giving birth to a stillborn baby.

The CBS Local station in Dallas – Fort Worth reports that …

Average Age Of Vehicles On The Roads Is Increasing

Posted: July 5th, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

A recent study finds that car owners in the U.S. are hanging on to their vehicles for a longer period than they have in previous years.

CBS Local in Dallas-Fort Worth reports that figures from data provider IHS Markit indicated …

Five Teens Involved In Rollover Crash

Posted: June 20th, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

Texas State Highway 130 has the highest posted speed limit in the country, allowing motorists to travel as fast as 85 miles per hour. State Highway 130 is also where five teens were involved in a fatal crash that happened …

Vigil Gathers After Street Racing Accident

Posted: June 6th, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

Three vehicles that were illegally street racing are being blamed in the death of a 9-year-old girl in Dallas last month. According to a story reported by the CBS Local station in Dallas, a community gathered together for a vigil …

Police Find Break In Increased Motorcycle Thefts

Posted: May 2nd, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

After a police chase with a U-Haul truck in Dallas County, authorities believe they may have gotten a break in an ongoing case involving the theft of motorcycles and four-wheelers in the area.

The CBS Local affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth …

Woman Fixes Intersection Where A Young Girl Died

Posted: March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

A local mothers efforts to change the timing of traffic lights at a dangerous intersection after her 20-month-old daughter was killed are finally taking place. The safety improvements were made 11 months after the accident at what some consider the …

Driver Finds Out Too Late Their Replacement Airbag Was Fake

Posted: March 6th, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

As if the Takata airbag scandal wasn’t enough to raise concerns of motorists with hundreds of thousands of cars on recall for defective airbags, now motorists have to be on the lookout for fake airbags.

The CBS Local station in …

Motorist Pinned Between Median And 18-Wheeler

Posted: February 21st, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

The winter weather this year has caused an incredible number of accidents. For those motorists who find themselves caught in a weather-related crash that also involves a large commercial truck, the outcome can be terrifying and end in tragedy.

CBS …

Border Patrol Agent Killed While Assisting Driver

Posted: February 13th, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

In 2003, the state of Texas enacted its law requiring motorists to Move Over or Slow Down. The law states that whenever there are TxDOT workers, or an emergency vehicle with its emergency lights are flashing, motorists must either …

Alleged DUI Driver Caught And Arrested In Fatal Accident

Posted: February 7th, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

Ringing in the New Year is a time for celebration and going out with friends to have fun and remember the old year. Most people know that while it’s great to go out and have a few drinks it is

Accident Report Turns Out To Be Incorrect

Posted: January 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

What was originally reported as a hit and run crash involving two motorcycle officers, investigators are now saying that isn’t the case.

In a news story which appeared on the CBS local station in Dallas, officials now say that the

Child’s Prank Causes Fatality, Murder Charge

Posted: January 9th, 2019 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

A childish prank on Wednesday has led to a woman losing her life in a fatal crash and a 14-year-old now facing a murder charge.

The CBS affiliate station in Dallas-Fort Worth reported in a story which appeared on its …

Police Use Grim Reminder To Tell Public About Seat Belt Safety

Posted: December 26th, 2018 | Categories: Car and Auto Accidents

It’s a well-known fact that seat belts save lives. According to the United States Department of Transportation, when used correctly, seat belts can prevent serious injury and fatalities. Because seatbelt use is as high as 90.1%, an estimated 14,668 lives …

If you or a loved one become injured in an accident where another driver or even the automobile manufacturer is at fault, you need someone who is going to be on your side to explain your best options. Insurance companies often do not have your best interests in mind when trying to negotiate a settlement. That’s why having an experienced auto-accident attorney on your team can be a valuable asset.

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