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.
All kinds of injuries can occur during a car accident. Broken bones, internal damage and head injuries are common. Whiplash is also a common injury suffered during car accidents.
The scene of a multi-vehicle car accident is often chaotic and confusing to witnesses as well as first responders. In many cases, it can be difficult to see who or what caused the collision. In a recent car accident that left a man injured, it appears as if the fault lies on the shoulders of one or perhaps two motorists.
For many young drivers, the interstate feels more dangerous than a traditional, two-lane road. Everything moves quickly, they have brand new skills to learn regarding merging and ramps and they feel like an accident on an interstate would result in greater injuries.
A horrific car accident in Texas left two teenage girls dead and a young man facing accusations of drunk driving. The girls both went to Atascocita High School, and they were both just 16 years old.
There is one serious upside to those depressing billboards you sometimes see along the side of the road: They make people more cautious drivers. This can reduce accidents.
It is clear that the weather has a huge impact on driving conditions. Flooding washes out roads, high winds wreak havoc with semitrucks 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.