According to an article on 18-wheeler accidents by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), large trucks weigh 20 to 30 times more than a typical passenger vehicle. In addition, semis take up to 20-40 percent longer to come to a complete stop than the average car.
On May 4th, a man driving down the wrong side of the road crashed into a truck head-on which resulted in the death of the truck driver. Edinburg Police stated that the man was driving down the wrong lanes on North Expressway 281 around 4:30 in the morning.
On May 5th, an Odessa man was killed in a fatal crash. According to the DPS report, the man was traveling on Farm to Market Road 1936 in his Nissan Altima when he attempted to pass a Ford Edge. While passing, he crashed into the Ford and left the road where his vehicle began to roll.
Automobiles are such a part of everyday life, that we forget how complex they are. Hundreds of parts, if not thousands, are working in unison to help you get from point A to point B. While a typical driver may not have extensive knowledge regarding how cars and trucks work, that doesn’t mean you get to ignore routine vehicle maintenance.
Traveling in Texas is a little bit different than in other, smaller states. While there are plenty of other states in the nation that have massive amounts of square mileage, not too many have the population ratio that Texas does.
According to an article on the Big Country Homepage news site, a driver lost her life in a car accident involving two vehicles. The accident occurred east of Aspermont at the intersection of State Highway 283 and Farm to Market Road 1835.
Six people lost their lives in the huge pile-up on I-35 in Fort Worth on February 11th, according to an ABC News report. The multiple car accident involved over 100 vehicles and left several people injured.
What does extreme weather mean to you? Since Texas is such a big place with varied climates and topography, the answer to that question can vary. Most of us will think of thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail storms, high winds, and even hurricanes.
According to KTXS - 12, three people were harmed in a crash that occurred when two vehicles crashed into each other on Butternut St. in South Abilene. Around 4:45 in the afternoon, one vehicle tried to cross Butternut via S13th St., but their view was blocked by a truck and they were struck by another vehicle traveling south on Butternut.
Do you know what you would do if you or a family member suffered a catastrophic injury? Let’s face it; the world is a scary enough place without thinking of all the bad things that can happen.