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.
On June 14, a 23-year-old University of Mary Hardin-Baylor nursing student was arrested on suspicion of causing a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on the evening of June 6.
When you read a media report about a drunk driving crash, it generally mentions what the negligent motorist's blood alcohol content (BAC) was when it occurred. Stories that make it on the news are often the ones in which a motorist had a BAC two or more times Texas' legal limit of .08%. What you may be unaware of are the many factors that can affect your BAC.
Two Frisco, Texas, sisters were killed recently when a pickup truck ran into a sedan carrying the family.
Each April, different organizations commemorate distracted driving awareness month.
We see their videos going viral online, those intrepid storm chasers who get up close and personal with some monstrous tornadoes ripping across the Great Plains and down Tornado Alley. But at what price, as capturing these deadly storms can be incredibly dangerous.
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.
A study recently published by QuoteWizard cites Waco as being one of the cities with the safest drivers in Texas.
What happens if you're in a wreck, through no fault of your own, while you're driving a car for work? Do you have to hope the other driver has insurance? Is your insurance company required to cover your losses? Is any part of the damage your employer's responsibility?
Part of the reason that the roads remain so dangerous in the United States is that drivers simply have bad habits, things that they do repeatedly to put themselves and others at risk. When they do this without causing an accident, it just reinforces this idea that it is somehow safe, and that makes it more likely for the habit to continue until they really do cause a wreck.