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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. Court records show that the young defendant had been driving...

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A Waco man pleads guilty to causing a crash that killed 2 babies

A 47-year-old Waco resident entered a guilty plea to a single manslaughter charge and also two aggravated assault counts on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in a McLennan County courtroom. The man had originally been indicted on two different manslaughter counts by a grand jury in McLennan county. Prosecutors apparently decided to drop one of those charges against him after reviewing...

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Waco ranks as one of the safest cities for driving in Texas

A study recently published by QuoteWizard cites Waco as being one of the cities with the safest drivers in Texas. The researchers took a variety of factors into account, including how many car crashes occurred in the city in order to reach this conclusion. During the most recent reporting year of 2017, there were only 3,500 automobile accidents reported....

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An anonymous letter leads Waco police to a hit-and-run driver

On Oct. 16, 2016, a 19-year-old Baylor University marching band member was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist. Waco Police Department struggled to identify the driver believed to have been responsible for his death until September of last year when they received an anonymous letter in the mail. She was taken into custody on March 5. According to police,...

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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...

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Study claims teens are not the most dangerous drivers

Teen drivers are often stereotyped as the worst drivers on America’s roads. They’re inexperienced, detractors say, so they make mistakes that could have easily been avoided. They go on their phones too much, leading to distraction. They’re willing to take risks, like speeding and even racing their cars. They grow out of these activities as they grow up, but,...

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Crash along I-35 claims lives of teenage sisters from Frisco

Two Frisco, Texas, sisters were killed recently when a pickup truck ran into a sedan carrying the family. The sisters, ages 18 and 16, were riding in a Honda being driven by their father along the Interstate 35 access road in Kyle, Texas, between Austin and San Antonio. The driver of a Dodge pickup truck, a 61-year-old man, was arrested after...

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You will be shocked by how many deaths fog causes

It is clear that the weather has a huge impact on driving conditions. Flooding washes out roads, high winds wreak havoc with semi trucks and trailers, heavy rain leads to slick pavement and hydroplaning, and the occasional Texas snowfall gives many drivers a challenge they have never had to deal with before. However, one serious hazard that many people...

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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...

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How Does Comparative Negligence After a Car Crash Affect You?

Many people assume that only one person can be responsible for a car crash. In reality, the contributing factors that lead to a significant automobile collision can be very complex. Even situations that seem straightforward may have complicating factors that aren’t obvious on the surface. Everything from the condition of a vehicle to the health and attentiveness of both...

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