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.
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.
A freak incident claimed the life of a 55-year-old Mansfield man while he and his female companion were riding down Interstate 35 (I-35) in Waco on the morning of Oct. 22.
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.
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.
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.
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.