Category: Causes of car accidents

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  • August
    04 2015

    Infant Dies in Houston Fatal 18 Wheeler Accident

    A nine-month-old baby boy was killed in a Houston fatal 18 wheeler accident Monday afternoon when a sport utility vehicle struck a tractor trailer. The Houston fatal 18 wheeler accident occurred near Tomball, a suburb north of the city. The infant’s mother and three-year-old brother were transported to a local hospital. Local news reports quote […]

  • August
    03 2015

    As Fatal Truck Accidents Rise, Congress Considers Relaxing Trucking Rules

    A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives could allow for increases in driver workloads, which could lead to more fatal truck accidents involving 18 wheelers. The bill would remove many of the restrictions on the number of hours per week a driver can operate a tractor-trailer. The proposal would also allow drivers to carry […]

  • November
    16 2014

    “Heavy Haulers” Increase Truck Accident Risks

    Overloaded oil field trucks, or so-called “heavy haulers” are at higher risk for serious truck accidents, according to a recent report. The Minneapolis StarTribune published a story examining the threat of heavy haulers for their increasing risk of truck accidents, as well as their damage to the infrastructure and the environment. Increased activity in the […]

  • October
    27 2014

    Truck Accident Driver In “Zombie State” After Hitting Team Bus

    A local firefighter on the scene of the fatal truck accident that took the lives of four North Central Texas College softball players reported that the driver was in a “zombie state” after the collision. Paul Ozbim, a volunteer fireman from the Longview area, climbed in the passenger door of the truck to check on […]

  • October
    16 2014

    Pills, Pipe Found At Softball Team Bus Accident Scene

    Police investigating the Oklahoma bus accident that killed four Texas college softball players found a silver marijuana pipe and a bag with prescription pills. The investigators found the pills and paraphernalia in the cab of Russell Staley’s tractor-trailer and are looking into how they could have contributed to the fatal bus accident. Mr. Staley has […]