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Public School Bus

Public School BusMonday, December 7 a 13-year-old girl jumped off a moving school bus after a fight with another classmate. The bus was traveling south on the Gulf Freeway in Galveston, Texas when the girl hit the emergency exit button on the rear door and purposely jumped out onto the highway.

The students on the bus were traveling from an alternative school in Texas City. According to the bus driver, two female students were fighting on the bus. The driver pulled over, separated the two students placing one near the front of the bus and the other girl in the back. Shortly after the driver resumed driving on the highway, the girl in the back opened the emergency exit and jumped out while the other students watched.

The unconscious girl was taken to UTMB in critical condition. Unfortunately, she succumbed to [...]

Tips To Avoid A Thanksgiving Accident

Millions of Texans Will Be Taking To The Roads This Holiday
Car wreck

Car wreckAs we prepare for the big Thanksgiving feast, remember that millions of us Texans will be taking to the roads to visit our loved ones.

According to The National Safety Council, 360 people lost their lives because of a traffic accident on Thanksgiving Day in 2013. They predict that this year from Wednesday night through Sunday, approximately 433 will be killed while 52,300 people will suffer serious injuries due to a vehicle crash.

That is why along with getting the food ready to share, we need to be prepared if traveling for the holidays.

AAA Texas has estimated over 3 million Texans will be traveling over 50 miles from their home during Thanksgiving weekend, so expect the major thoroughfares to be crowded. Before you [...]

Child Killed In Crash Between SUV and Motorcycle

This Harris County Location No Stranger To Serious Accidents
Traffic Accident

Last Monday, October 26, 2015, a horrifying accident between a Ford Expedition and a motorcycle took the life of a 5 year old boy in Harris County.

According to Sgt. Mike Harvey with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the impact of the accident sent the motorcyclist into the SUV. His helmet crushed the head of the little boy in the rear seat strapped in a child safety seat.

The crash happened in the 2900 block of E. FM 1960 at Moonshine Hill Loop Rd in Humble. The mother of the slain child was driving the SUV and had just made a left turn, crossing the path of the motorcyclist. According to the accident investigator, the motorcycle, a Suzuki GSX-R750 was traveling at a high rate of speed and the SUV driver most likely didn’t see him before impact.

Both the motorcycle rider and the critically injured child [...]

Forklift

A man was killed last Thursday, October 1, at his workplace when he was crushed by a forklift in Harris County. The tragic industrial accident was at the Tenaris Coiled Tubes location at E. Sam Houston Parkway near Tidwell.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the early morning accident happened when the unidentified worker was struck by his own forklift when it rolled forward, and crushing him against a large industrial spool.

Tenaris released a statement that the worker had been employed by them for 7 years. They also said, “We are collaborating with local authorities as well as conducting our own investigation.”

Tenaris is a global supplier of tubes and other services primarily for the energy industry. Houston, Texas is their North American headquarters.

It is likely that the investigation will determine whether Tenaris or the forklift manufacturer may be liable for this [...]

Driver Killed In Crash With Houston Metro Bus

Another Preventable Accident In Harris County As Driver Ran Through Stop Sign
stop sign

Today another person was killed in Harris County in a preventable traffic accident.

The driver of an SUV died after colliding with a Metro bus in north west Houston in the 1700 block of Mangum near Hempstead Highway. The public bus was not carrying passengers at the time of the crash and the bus driver did not require medical attention. The SUV driver was declared dead at the scene.

Now the reason the accident was preventable? According to Metro officials, the driver of the SUV allegedly ran a stop sign!

While the Houston Police Department is investigating this tragic accident, one can only speculate why the unfortunate driver chose not to obey one of the most basic of traffic laws. Maybe they were late for work, or school, or were distracted and just didn’t notice the red stop sign until it was too late?

The [...]

Deadly School Bus Accident In Harris County

Two Students Killed When Bus Flips
Public School Bus

Two students were killed in when the school bus they were riding in flew off the 610 South Loop at Telephone Road in East Harris County. The driver and 2 other students were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with their friends and families during this difficult time.

The violent crash occurred Tuesday morning while the bus was transporting students to school. A spokesman with the Houston Police reported that it appears the bus was clipped on the driver’s side by a Buick LaSabre. The bus driver appears to have overcorrected which caused the bus to flip over a guardrail and onto the roadway below. The car’s driver has been identified as a Houston school teacher by the Houston Independent School District (HISD). She was not injured and no charges have yet been filed pending further police investigation. The police are interviewing witnesses and will [...]

Motorcycle accident

Motorcycle accidentThis week, 3 motorcyclists were killed in 3 separate accidents in Harris County.
The first death occurred shortly before 10am Tuesday on Westpark Tollway at Fondren. Witnesses at the scene claim that a young male on a motorcycle was speeding and weaving between lanes of traffic when he struck at least 1 car and lost control. The motorcyclist died at the scene and debris from the accident was strewn across the tollway. There were no other injuries reported to authorities. Investigators have stated that the unidentified dead man was on a stolen motorcycle and may have been trying to avoid a deputy constable driving behind him.

Late Wednesday evening, another motorcycle rider was killed in a crash on US 290 in northwest Harris County. The young male motorcyclist, identified as Darren Auzenne, may have been racing with [...]

Man Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver In Harris County

Four Year Old Daughter Of Suspected Drunken Driver Is Also Injured In Crash
DWI

Around 2am this morning, a suspected drunk driver caused a deadly accident in NW Harris County according to the Harris County Sherriff’s Office.

The drunk driver suspect was heading west down FM 1960 in an SUV near Fritz Oak Place. His 4 year old daughter was sitting in the front seat and not in a child safety seat. He made a U-turn and was hit by another car. The driver of the car died at the scene of the accident.
The suspected drunk driver was not injured, but his daughter was taken to an area hospital and listed in stable condition. The SUV driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. Additional charges may be filed later.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in Texas someone is injured or killed in a wreck involving alcohol every 20 minutes. You are considered legally intoxicated here with a .08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration) or [...]

Speeding Truck Kills Pedestrian

Woman Killed In Crosby, Texas After Truck Driver Loses Control
Airbag deployment after accident

While no one will argue that most vehicle accidents could have been prevented if the drivers were following the rules of the road, IE not talking on their cells phones, speeding or driving erratically. However, we see accident victims everyday that were just simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

For example, a horrible accident in Crosby, Texas that occurred on Monday, July 27 around 2p.m. involved a truck driver who lost control, possibly after suffering a medical condition and an unlucky woman crossing the driveway of a fast food restaurant.

According to the Harris County Sherriff’s Office, the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet pickup was traveling north on F.M. 2100 at a high rate of speed when he crossed over the southbound lanes jumped a curb and hit the pedestrian. The truck continued moving, hitting a utility pole and trees before coming to a stop. The woman hit, died at the scene [...]

Its Motorcycle Season

Share The Road Safely
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Each summer motorcyclists enjoy the freedom of the open road. Unfortunately, as a personal injury firm we see many clients with life threatening injuries and even death because of a collision with another vehicle.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), around 85% more motorcycles are rolling down our highways than 15 years ago. While this is great news for motorcycle manufacturers and dealerships, it also has meant an increased risk of motorcycle crashes. In 2013, the NHTSA statistics showed over 2.3 million people were injured as a result of a motorcycle accident. Because motorcycles are smaller, it is far too easy for other motorists to not be aware that they are sharing the road with one until it is too late.

For that reason, it is vital that motorcycles make themselves as visible as possible and for all other drivers to be more alert for the sight and sound of [...]

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