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Texas May Join 30 Other States to Ban Texting While Driving

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At a recent press conference promoting House Bill 243, the Alex Brown Memorial Act, Jeanne and Johnny Mac Brown told the tragic story of their 17 year-old daughter, Alex Brown, who was killed in a rollover accident while texting on her way to school. As a reminder of the damage texting while driving can… Read More »

Collision between a car and a truck shuts down highway for hours

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An accident so bad investigators called it "Frankencrash" recently shut down Interstate-35E for about three hours. The accident occurred after a driver in a passenger vehicle cut off an 18-wheeler truck. As a result, a tractor-trailer rig overturned and about a dozen other vehicles were damaged. Investigators say that the driver who caused the… Read More »

Texas Lawsuit Illustrates Complexity of Safe Crane Operation

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In October 2011, a Longview, Texas, oil-rig worker brought a lawsuit in federal court for damages from injuries suffered in a crane accident. The suit reportedly accuses the rig’s owner of negligence and gross negligence in the incident during which the worker was allegedly hit by 5,000 pounds of winches during a lift attempt…. Read More »

Texas remains focused on enacting distracted driving laws

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Texas has long been one of the few states in the country that has refused to pass a statewide ban on texting while driving. The most recent efforts to pass such a law were vetoed by Governor Rick Perry, and some feel that a new administration may be more inclined to enact a texting… Read More »

Fatal truck accident leads to two lawsuits in Tarrant County

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Four college students were killed when truck collided with bus A fatal truck accident in Oklahoma that killed four members of a college softball team from Texas has resulted in two lawsuits being filed in Tarrant County, according to the Dallas Morning News. The accident happened when the truck crossed a highway median and… Read More »

Dallas semi crash a near-miss for driver trapped in flaming cab

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A semi driver lost control of his truck on a Dallas freeway recently and narrowly escaped with his life, according to NBC news. Around 4 a.m. on January 9, an 18-wheeler went through a guardrail and crossed several lanes of traffic on southbound I-35 near downtown Dallas before crashing into concrete barrier and bursting… Read More »

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