Analysts often study statistics from various regions to help them determine which U.S. roadways are safest, and also which pose the greatest personal injury risk for travelers. Unfortunately, a recent study found that Texas ranks in the top five in the nation for the most car accidents. Such information no doubt will inspire readers who drive in this state to update themselves on crash statistics and also learn as much as they can about how to stay safe behind the wheel.
A Texas high school community is mourning a great loss after a tragic collision occurred at the entrance to the school parking lot. Such areas have been the scenes of car accidents many times in the past, often resulting in serious injuries or fatalities. Sadly, two teenagers lost their lives in the recent collision.
A tragic car accident claimed the lives of four high school students in Nevada on the evening of Nov. 4, according to local law enforcement. Texas police responded to the crash, which also injured three other people. Car accidents causing fatalities can sometimes result in criminal charges, but at this point in the case, police have not filed any such charges against the surviving driver.
A three-car pileup claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman on the morning of Nov. 2 in West Houston, according to local law enforcement. Texas police based in Harris County have confirmed the woman's death, and they have also confirmed that the other driver involved in the crash is facing charges. Car accidents causing fatalities can carry serious criminal penalties, and the man could be facing jail time.
It is understandable that many Texas parents worry when their teenagers get behind the wheel to drive. Most parents offer sage advice and helpful tips, such as telling their children to stay alert and cautious, especially in high-risk areas. Unfortunately, many car accidents occur in or near intersections.
A tragic crash in Georgetown claimed one young life and sent four other people to local hospitals, according to Texas law enforcement authorities. The crash occurred in Central Texas on State Highway 130. As with many car accidents of this type, this one is still under investigation. So far, no charges have been brought against the driver involved.
A woman who was involved in a three-car crash in Houston has died, according to local sources. Police in the Texas city confirmed the accident that claimed the life of the unknown woman, who has not been publicly identified pending notification of next of kin. Police have not determined the cause of the crash, but experience with similar car accidents led to the dispatch of a DWI task force to determine whether any of the drivers involved were intoxicated.
A new study by AAA found that teen drivers are at the highest risk of being involved in a crash between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has dubbed this time frame the "100 Deadliest Days," stating that in the last five years 3,500 people died in car accidents involving teen drivers in summer months.
A serious wreck in Gray County left one teenager dead and another in critical condition, as well as other injuries and fatalities, according to local sources. Texas authorities confirmed the crash that occurred in the early morning of May 6 near McLean. As with many car accidents of this type, this tragic crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.
Being on the road, whether as a driver or a passenger, is a dangerous activity. Though many people do not necessarily consider every risk of being on the road, car accidents happen every day. Unfortunately, many of these incidents result in serious injuries to the people involved.