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How to Stay Safe on Austin’s Roads

Car Accident Information, Car Accidents

How to Stay Safe on Austin’s Roads

According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Austin residents are involved in an average of 13,029 crashes each year (based on the latest available statistics from 2013). Of that number, 3,879 are serious-injury crashes and 69 are fatal incidents. Around 72 people die and another 5,154 sustain major injuries. To help avoid becoming part of […]

Trent Kelly
May 14, 2015
Texas Urges Drivers to Look Twice for Motorcycles

Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Texas Urges Drivers to Look Twice for Motorcycles

The continuing tragedy of motorcycle deaths in Texas is something that occurs all too often, which means not only pain and suffering for the victims’ families, but in many cases, the loss of future income by the deceased.   Startling Statistics The recent statistics for fatal motorcycle accidents in Texas are beyond troubling. In total, […]

Trent Kelly
May 14, 2015
The Most Dangerous Roads for Cyclists in Austin

Bicycle Accidents

The Most Dangerous Roads for Cyclists in Austin

From exercise to an environmental ethos, the reasons cyclists in Austin look to two-wheeled, human-powered transportation are as varied as the quirky music venues found across the city. But even though Austin is a friendly town, it isn’t always a bike-friendly town. In fact, from 2009 to 2014, the Texas Department of Transportation found 1,430 […]

Trent Kelly
May 14, 2015
Texas Toughens Requirements for Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving Accidents

Texas Toughens Requirements for Drunk Driving

Recently, the Texas House of Representatives passed new requirements that would allow convicted drunk drivers to drive–but only if they’re sober. These new Texas requirements are a grim reminder of how high a percentage of car accidents involve intoxicated drivers. Often, those drivers have suspended licenses due to previous drunk-driving convictions. The new requirements hope to […]

Trent Kelly
May 13, 2015
Teen taken into custody following fatal accident in Texas

Car Accidents

Teen taken into custody following fatal accident in Texas

Authorities in Texas have reported that a 16-year-old boy has been taken into custody in connection with a Feb. 10 accident that claimed the life of a 51-year-old man. The Springtown resident lost his life after his stationary van was struck by a pickup truck in Fort Worth. The accused is facing a charge of […]

Trent Kelly
February 17, 2015
Head-on collision kills man

Car Accidents

Head-on collision kills man

The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that man’s death after a two-car car accident near the small town of Athens. According to their reports, the fatal incident took place on Jan. 21 around 1:30 p.m. The accident happened on Loop 7 in Athens. A 37-year-old male resident of the area was driving a […]

Trent Kelly
February 4, 2015
Facts about whiplash injuries

Car Accidents

Facts about whiplash injuries

Texas drivers who have been in an automobile accident may be at risk for a type of injury known as whiplash. Whiplash may have serious effects on the health and well-being of the person who suffers from it. The debility from the injury may last for only a short time, or it might remain permanently. […]

Trent Kelly
January 19, 2015
Christmas Eve crash kills 1, injures 2

Car Accidents

Christmas Eve crash kills 1, injures 2

Law enforcement officials in Harris County took a man into custody in relation to a fatal accident involving two vehicles in Houston. Officials suspect that the man, 31, was impaired and running a red light when he caused the accident. According to Houston police, the 31-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Aveo at high speeds […]

Trent Kelly
January 6, 2015
Multi-vehicle crash kills motorcyclist

Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Multi-vehicle crash kills motorcyclist

A four-vehicle accident in the Texas town of Blue Ridge has taken the life of a motorcyclist and sent another driver to the hospital. The Department of Public Safety has issued a report alleging that the injured driver may have been operating her vehicle at a high rate of speed at the time of the […]

Trent Kelly
December 29, 2014
Truck accident victims

Truck Accidents Archives

Truck accident victims

Trucking safety is an issue that concerns all of us who make use of public roads, and this safety is largely dependent on truckers abiding by federal safety rules. As readers may know, the trucking industry is currently pushing to roll back changes to federal safety rules that impact rest breaks for truckers and to […]

Trent Kelly
December 9, 2014