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The types of broken bones that can result from car crashes

Driving should never be thought of as a recreational activity, but many motorists here in Waco treat it that way. Drivers speed, cut fellow car operators off, run lights and don't yield to others' right of ways. This often results in crashes. Motorists are vulnerable to breaking their bones in some of the more serious types of accidents.

What are some car safety features that may prevent a crash?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) publishes a listing of the safest cars introduced on the market each year. The list of vehicles that made the list this year didn't get on the list by happenstance. The automakers instead spent time learning what would earn their previous model cars higher scores over previous years. They then set out to improve them. New technology helped make some cars make the 2020 "best of" list over others too.

Why do tailgate accidents occur, and how can they be avoided?

How many times have you looked into the rearview mirror and noticed another driver practically in the back seat of your car? This is called tailgating. While many of us have been taught to keep our distance from the motorist in front of us, few people do that if they're in a hurry or there's bumper-to-bumper traffic. Tailgating isn't just annoying though. It's potentially deadly.

Watch out for drunk drivers in Waco this New Year's Eve and Day

Next week will mark the start of a new decade. Many individuals will be heading out on New Year's Eve to celebrate this event with other partygoers. Some will attend house parties at a friend or family member's house. Whatever your plans are, make sure to remain extra vigilant for drunk drivers out on the roads here in Waco.

Intoxicated motorist is convicted in fatal Waco crash

The 23-year-old man who was responsible for causing a fatal crash here in Waco back in March pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and intoxication manslaughter charges on Oct. 14. He will now spend the next two decades in prison because of the poor choices that he made.

What types of auto-involved accidents are most fatal?

Motor vehicle accidents are one of many different auto-involved types of incidents that the National Safety Council (NSC) describes as causing preventable injuries. Car crashes and other motor vehicle accidents, when grouped together with falls and poisonings, are responsible for 82% of preventable deaths that occur here in Texas and across the United States each year.

How do you prove negligence in a Texas car accident case?

If a drunk, drowsy or distracted driver were to get behind the wheel of a car and crash into you, you'd want to hold them accountable for any medical costs that you amassed. You can hold a motorist financially accountable for their negligence under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 33.001 through 33.012.

Why do wrong-way crashes occur and how can you prevent them?

In a semi-rural city like Waco, it seems that there's a story on the news about a head-on crash almost every week. This isn't surprising. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these crashes are most common in rural areas. They account for 13% of all fatal accidents. These types of collisions often result in significant injuries and deaths. They can be prevented though.

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