Month: May 2014

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  • May
    28 2014

    School Programs Show Dangers of Distracted Driving

    Two programs in Houston-area schools show students the dangers of drunk or distracted driving. Manvel High School started the program in April, with Pearland High School following suit earlier in May. The Shattered Dreams program demonstrates the consequences of fatal accidents to the school’s junior and senior class students, targeting those age groups most likely […]

  • May
    27 2014

    North Texas Accident Leaves Woman Dead

    A North Texas accident in Wheeler County turned the Thursday rush hour into a deadly scene. A Wheeler woman, 44-year-old Janett Ann Umstead, tried to pass another vehicle just after 6 p.m. Thursday and lost control of her 2011 Chevrolet Suburban. According to reports from Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, the SUV skidded on […]

  • May
    22 2014

    Texas Leads U.S. in Road Construction Work Zone Deaths

    With thousands of miles of roads and more than 2,500 construction projects going on every day, Texas leads the nation in construction work zone deaths. A report from the Texas Department of Transportation showed that 125 deaths occurred in Texas road construction zones in 2012, an average of a fatality every three days. The report […]

  • May
    22 2014

    Two Fatal 18 Wheeler Accidents Take Three Lives

    Last week saw two fatal 18 wheeler accidents on the highways of East Texas. A mother and her stepdaughter lost their lives in a crash in Panola County when they collided head-on with a tractor trailer. The next day, a driver was killed when an 18 wheeler lost control and rolled over near Nacogdoches. The […]

  • May
    20 2014

    College Station Truck Accidents Leave Motorists Injured

    A College Station truck accident this past weekend, involving an 18 wheeler and a motorcycle, resulted in a fatality. The accident occurred on Highway 21 near Kurten, about 15 miles northeast of College Station. Another accident, this one on US Highway 79 in Franklin, involved a head-on collision between and elderly driver and an 18 […]