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  • Truck Driver Killed in Jewett 18 Wheeler Rollover Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 29-Feb-2012

    The driver of an oil field 18 wheeler truck was killed Tuesday morning, when his truck left the shoulder and rolled over, trapping him inside the cab. Police identified the driver of the truck involved in the 18 wheeler rollover accident near Jewett, Texas, as Palestine, Texas resident, James Yarbrough, 66. According to reports, the cab of the truck was smashed in by the trailer, causing Yarbrough ...
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  • Rollover Accident in Laredo Injures at Least Four

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 29-Feb-2012

    A rollover accident in Laredo sent at least four people to the hospital, one of which has been listed in critical condition, police reported. Although officials are still investigating the crash and little has been revealed regarding the identities and details of Laredo rollover accident that took place near the intersection of Bismark Street and Smith Avenue. According to reports, the vehicle ...
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  • One Dead, One Injured in Crosby, Texas Truck Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 29-Feb-2012

    The driver of a Dodge Neon was killed in an 18 wheeler truck accident, Wednesday morning, when the driver of the big rig failed to yield the right of way, police said. The driver of the Dodge was headed down Highway 90, in the westbound lane of traffic when the truck failed to yield at a stop sign, smashing into the smaller car. The impact of the Texas 18 wheeler accident caused the Dodge to slide ...
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  • Nixon Man Hit, Killed in Texas 18 Wheeler Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 28-Feb-2012

    An 18 wheeler struck a Nixon man Sunday morning on Highway 80, claiming the life of the pedestrian, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities identified the pedestrian who was killed as 54-year-old Nixon resident, Benito Araujo Gonzales. Police said the driver of the 18 wheeler truck told officials that he was aware he had struck something but didn't know what it was until later. The ...
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  • Waco Student Hit by Dump Truck While Exiting School Bus

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 28-Feb-2012

    A La Vega ISD student was hit by a dump truck in Waco as she was exiting a school bus on Monday afternoon, officials said. According to police the bus driver was letting the girl off, on Highway 84 near Shelby Lane when the girl was struck. The victim of the Waco accident was identified as 16-year-old Jocelyn Torres. Torres was transported to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, suffering a broken ...
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  • Texas Ranks First in Teen Auto Accident Fatalities

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 28-Feb-2012

    There has recently been a troubling increase in auto accident fatalities involving teen drivers. Nationwide, there was an 11 percent increase in deaths among 16 and 17-year-old drivers during the first half of 2011 compared to the same time period in 2010. This follows years of declines in such accidents. Texas ranked sixth in the country for its percentage increase in teen fatalities. Sadly, ...
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  • One Charged with Intoxication Assault and One Injured in Midland Rollover Crash

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 28-Feb-2012

    A Texas rollover accident in Midland County left the passenger of the vehicle seriously injured and provoked officials to charge the driver with intoxication assault. Midland resident, Francisco Castruita, Jr., was driving the vehicle when it lost control and overturned in the Midland rollover accident. He told police that the passenger jerked the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to swerve and ...
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  • Texas Marine Among Those Killed in Yuma Helicopter Crash

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Feb-2012

    A Texas marine was among the seven marines killed in a helicopter crash in Yuma, officials said after the names of the victims were released. Amarillo resident, 32-year-old Nathan W. Anderson was listed as one of the seven marines killed in the helicopter crash at Air Station Yuma in Arizona. Investigators are still looking into the incident and trying to discover what may have caused the two ...
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  • Fort Worth Wrong-Way Collision Claims Lives of Two, Injures One

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Feb-2012

    A wrong-way accident in Forth Worth claimed the lives of two men and injured a third when a Cadillac traveling in the opposite lane of traffic smashed into a tow truck on Highway 287, police said. Police identified the driver of the Cadillac as Christopher Brookins. His passenger, 25, year-old Eric Jordan was celebrating his birthday that night, officials said. Both men were pronounced dead at the ...
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  • Goodyear Announces Recall of Wrangler Silent Armor Tires for Risk of Tread Separation

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Feb-2012

    Goodyear announced a tire recall, Monday, which includes as many as 41,000 light truck tires because of the possibility of tread separation that could provoke serious car accidents. The Goodyear tire recall affects Wrangler Silent Armor tires, manufactured between March 31 and May 31, 2009. According to Goodyear, the company discovered the tire failure, stemming from possible tread separation, ...
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  • One Man Killed, Two Injured in Canyon Lake, Texas Car Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Feb-2012

    One man died in a Canyon Lake car accident between two vehicles, on Saturday, that also left two others injured. Police identified the man who died in the two-vehicle collision as 27-year-old, Blanco resident, Jason Cortez. Cortez was pronounced dead at the scene of the New Braunfels car accident. Although police have not yet identified the two men injured in the Texas collision, officials did say ...
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  • Cross Plains Woman Killed in Head-on Collision

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Feb-2012

    One woman was killed in a Callahan County collision Saturday, when an SUV was broadsides by a pickup while attempting to make a turn from Highway 36. One of the passengers in the SUV, identified as Cross Plains resident, 25-year-old Shana Trashell Reed, was pronounced dead after being transported to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. Other occupants within the vehicle, 29-year-old Cody Reed and ...
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  • Five-year-old Boy Killed in Parking Lot Accident in Austin Apartment Complex

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 27-Feb-2012

    A five-year-old boy was killed in the parking lot of the Kiestone Apartment complex in North Austin when he was struck by an SUV that swerved to avoid hit another vehicle, police said. The boy, identified as Esau Bautista, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Austin pedestrian accident. According to authorities, the young boy's brother tried to pull him out of the way of the oncoming car ...
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  • Siblings Killed in Burnet ISD, Texas Bus Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 24-Feb-2012

    Two teens, a sister and brother, were killed in a Burnet ISD school bus accident on Thursday afternoon, when the vehicle they were in slammed into the back of the bus. According to reports, 16-year-old Sierra Hardin was the driver of the Buick that rear-ended the Burnet ISD school bus. The school bus was traveling down Highway 29 and paused to turn left onto County Road 252 when the passenger ...
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  • Texas Teen Dies in Stratford Golf Cart Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 24-Feb-2012

    A teen on a Stratford, Texas high school golf team was killed in a golf cart accident, when he slipped from the cart, Monday, and fratured his skull. The student was identified as 14-year-old Blaine Killian. Killian died at the hospital on Tuesday, from injuries caused by the Stratford golf cart accident. According to officials from the school, the teen was in the golf cart after practice had ...
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  • Hamilton County Driver Killed in Texas Rollover Accident

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 24-Feb-2012

    A Hamilton County single-vehicle rollover accident claimed the life of a Comanche school teacher Wednesday morning. Officials said, 7-year-old Francine Partin was ejected from her 2004 Chevy Suburban when she lost control in the Texas SUV rollover accident. Partin was not wearing a seatbelt when the crash occurred, police said. According to reports, the SUV hit a tree and rolled after Partin lost ...
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  • 18 Wheeler Truck Accident in Grand Prairie Sends Three to Hospital

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 23-Feb-2012

    An 18 wheeler truck accident in Grand Prairie, involving two different trucks left a Chevy Aveo completely smashed and sent three of the vehicle's occupants to the hospital with resulting injuries. The Texas 18 wheeler truck accident took place at approximately 6 a.m. on I-20 near the intersection of Highway 161, officials said. The Chevy was, reportedly, occupied by an adult and two ...
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  • Another Killeen Motorcycle Accident Leaves Fort Hood Soldier Seriously Injured

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 23-Feb-2012

    After a fatal motorcycle accident in Killeen claimed the life of a speeding motorcyclist just days ago, another motorcycle accident, which took place on Rancier, sent another Fort Hood soldier to the hospital with serious injuries. According to reports, the 26-year-old soldier, stationed at Fort Hood, was traveling down Rancier when he was struck by a Cehvrolet Caprice that was traveling down the ...
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  • Alice Woman Killed in Rear-End Collision With 18 Wheeler

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 23-Feb-2012

    An Alice woman was killed in a 18 wheeler truck collision just north of the town, when she struck the big rig after it backed out of an oil field. According to police, 58-year-old Janie Garza struck the 18 wheeler truck with her van, near a shoulder on Highway 281. Although Garza only struck the right rear corner of the semi-truck, the impact completely smashed the front of her vehicle. Janie ...
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  • Fort Hood Soldier Killed in Killeen Motorcycle Accident, One Other Person Injured

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-Feb-2012

    A Killeen motorcycle accident claimed the life of a 31-year-old Fort Hood soldier on his motorcycle and injured the driver of a passenger vehicle, police said. Police identified the 31-year-old Fort Hood soldier who was killed as, Sharod Ahkeim Carroll. He was, reportedly, wearing a helmet at the time of the Killeen motorcycle accident. The accident occurred on Clear Creek Road early Tuesday ...
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  • Dallas House Fire Kills Resident After Firefighters Leave

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-Feb-2012

    A Dallas house fire left a man dead after firefighters left the scene when smoke was reported by neighbors, officials said. According to reports, neighbors begged firefighters not to leave the scene of the Texas apartment fire when officials arrived initially. Fire crew members said they knocked on various doors of the apartments when smoke was reported, but left soon after when they found no ...
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  • Pedestrian Accident Near Nacogdoches Leaves Man Dead

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-Feb-2012

    A pedestrian accident near Nacogdoches left one man dead when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing State Highway 21 East. Police identified the man that was killed in the Nacogdoches pedestrian accident as 34-year-old Terry Burch. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the pedestrian accident, about 13 miles outside of Nacogdoches. Officials said Burch was walking across Highway 21 when he ...
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  • Prison Bus Accident North of Corpus Christi Injures at Least Seven

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-Feb-2012

    A four-vehicle accident involving a bus of 31 prisoners sent at least seven people to the hospital with injuries caused by the killed in a Texas bus accident north of Corpus Christi on Highway 37. The prison bus was traveling to Beeville from the Nueces County Jail when it smashed into three other passenger vehicles, officials said. Authorities said there was road construction in the area where ...
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  • Amarillo Man Killed in Collision with 18 Wheeler Truck

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 20-Feb-2012

    An Amarillo man was pronounced dead after a Saturday morning collision between a pickup truck and an 18 wheeler truck. Police identified Amarillo resident, 32-year-old Frank Julian Zamora as the driver of the 1995 Chevy pickup truck that was involved in the 18 wheeler truck accident in Texas. Zamora was reportedly traveling behind an 18 wheeler truck, when he approached the intersection of ...
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  • Two Blinn Students Killed in Car Accident, One Other Teen Injured

    Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 20-Feb-2012

    Two students enrolled at Blinn College and one other person were injured in a Texas car accident near Texas Avenue and Holleman Drive on Saturday morning police said. According to reports, a Toyota SUV ran a red light, sparking the two vehicle accident. The Toyota Four-Runner smashed into the side of a Chevy pickup truck. Police identified 19-year-old College Station resident, Lauren Crisp, and ...
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