Train Accidents

Recently, a man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train. (See Story) The victim was walking on the train tracks when he was struck by the eastbound train, which was traveling at a rate of 76 miles per hour. Even though the train issued a warning, the victim did not respond to these sounds […]

The Danger of Salmonella

Salmonella is a particularly harmful bacteria that can damage to the human body if ingested. Albertsons and Tom Thumb stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas have recently announced a voluntary recall of five candy products that were made with milk powder due to a potential salmonella contamination. These products were sold in the bakery area […]

The Effect of Fog on Winter Accidents in Texas

Although accidents due to ice and snow are certainly possible in the state of Texas, the top causes of winter motor vehicle accidents in the area are rain and fog. According to the American Automobile Association, accidents that occur in fog cause 155% more fatalities than motor vehicle accidents that occur in clear weather. Recently, […]

Products Recalled in January 2017: Denim Jackets, Scooters, ATVs

A product recall is a request to return a faulty product when the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of the product discovers safety issues or product defects that might cause harm to consumers. For consumers who are injured due to a recalled product, they might have a claim against the party who made or sold the […]

Traffic Control Systems Use in Texas–Defending the Traffic Cam Ticket

The Texas legislature is in the process of considering a bill that will limit the use of electronic cameras to monitor red light violations and speeding motorists. The bill, called HB 113, will also amend the transportation code in order to place limits on municipalities with automated traffic control systems. All motorists in Texas should […]

Student Dies Falling From School Bus

A 14-year-old boy in Harlingen recently died after falling out of the rear emergency door of a moving school bus. At the time that this accident occurred, Vernon Middle School students were on a field trip to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus in Edinburg. The bus was traveling on Expressway 281 in […]

A Survey of Unique and Unusual Car Accidents

Auto-Airplane Accident The pilot of a single engine plane traveling from Hondo to Corpus Christi made an emergency landing last month near a Pleasanton airport after the plane’s engine failed. The plane’s pilot attempted to maneuver the plane into a landing at the airport, but the plane descended too quickly. The plane’s pilot was forced […]

Beeville, Texas Bans Cell Phones

The city of Beeville, Texas has announced that it will ban the use of cell phones and any other handheld devices for motorists who are operating a vehicle. The ordinance in question was only passed towards the end of November, but it is scheduled to become effective December 20th of this year. In accordance with […]

Baby Food Cup Recall Issued

It is particularly important that consumers remain alert to various food recalls. Recently, a small piece of rubber was found inside a baby food jar initiating a product recall for the grocery store chain, H-E-B. H-E-B announced that it has removed from its shelves its entire H-E-B Baby Food two pack, four-ounce cup product line. […]

Texas Department of Public Safety Warnings for Holiday Travel

The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued several essential pieces of advice for individuals who plan on traveling between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The holiday season means increased traffic on road in Texas, and all motorists will be tasked with the added responsibility of making sure that the roads are safe. Texas law enforcement is […]

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