26-year-old Kyle Tilley of Flower Mound, Texas was killed in The Colony on Saturday when his vehicle was struck by a speeding motorist.
About the Colony Collision
NBC-DFW reports Tilley was driving in the southbound lanes of the Sam Rayburn Tollway when his Jeep was struck from behind by another motorist.
Investigators state the other car was traveling in the center lane at a high rate of speed before crossing into Tilley’s lane and hitting Tilley’s Jeep. The collision caused the Jeep to roll – it came to rest in the grass median.
Tilley was pronounced dead at the scene while his passenger, Nicholas Bass, 25, was airlifted to the Medical Center of Plano. The driver of the other vehicle, Wahid Malik, 19, and his passenger were not seriously injured.
Tilley, known around Flower Mound as Coach Kyle, is remembered by friends and co-workers as an “excitable, young, inspirational coach.” Tilley had spent most of his life in the swimming community, swimming competitively and playing water polo. He began coaching at the Lakeside Aquatic Club after graduating from college.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic related deaths in Texas in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
- 1,883 of the reported deaths occurred in rural areas of the state, and 523 deaths were attributed to head-on collisions.
- Another 232,041 people were injured in traffic collisions in Texas that same year, with 89,270 people suffering a serious injury.
- Based on reportable crash data for 2013:
- One person lost their life in a traffic collision in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
- One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
- A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.
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Details of the Fatal Pasadena Collision
According to KHOU, the driver of a small sedan was fatally injured after her vehicle was hit from behind by an 18-wheeler on Highway 225 near Preston Avenue.
The collision occurred shortly before 9 am. Authorities believe the accident occurred when the driver of the sedan attempted to avoid plastic barrels that had fallen from a flatbed truck that was traveling in front of her.
Police state that the woman likely swerved and applied her brakes to avoid hitting the barrels, leaving the tractor-trailer little time to react – the 18-wheeler then smashed into the back of the sedan, killing the woman.
Traffic was diverted to the feeder road as authorities investigated the scene. It took officials several hours to confirm that the woman was the only occupant of the sedan.
No charges have been filed.
Trucking Accident Statistics
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,921 people were killed in traffic collisions involving large trucks.
- This marked a 4-percent increase from the 3,781 deaths recorded in 2011.
- Another 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012 – up 18 percent from 88,000 in 2011.
- Of those killed in trucking accidents:
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Baby wipes sold at certain Walgreens, Sam’s Club, and Family Dollar stores have been recalled because they may be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepaci, a bacteria that can cause respiratory infections in individuals with weak immune systems. B. cepacia is reported to be resistant to antibiotics.
Injuries Possibly Linked to Recalled Baby Wipes
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Nutek has received complaints of:
- Gastro-intestinal issues
- Respiratory issues
These reports have are under investigation and have not been confirmed to be related specifically to the wipes.
About the Recalled Baby Wipes
The wipes were distributed by Pennsylvania-based Nutek and sold under the following brand names:
- Member’s Mark
- Simply Right
- Sunny Smiles
- Tender Touch
- Well Beginnings
For More Information
For more information about the recall or to request a refund, contact Nutek at 1-855-646-4351. For concerns about illness or infection, contact your healthcare provider.
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