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Houston Bicyclist Injured in Hit-and-Run

Author Mary Wolff

KHOU11 reports that a female bicyclist was the victim of a hit-and-run on Saturday night. Houston police are still trying to apprehend the driver responsible for the accident.

About the Houston Hit-and-Run Accident

The incident occurred at the intersection of Cavalcade and Chapman in North Houston. The woman was riding a bicycle through the intersection when a truck rounded the corner. The truck drove away after striking the woman. She was taken to Ben Taub hospital where she is listed in serious but stable condition.

Cyclists Safety Stats

A quick look at the statistics and the need for safety awareness for those traveling on bicycles is clear. According to Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

  • In 2012, there were 726 deaths due to cyclist accidents.
  • 1/3 of these fatalities are due to being struck by a motor vehicle.
  • An estimated 49,000 cyclists suffered injuries in 2012.

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One Killed, Two Injured in Austin Crash

Author Morgan Cain

A fatal car crash in northwest Austin left one woman dead and injured two children when they collided with a pickup truck.

Information on the Fatal Austin Accident

News 92 FM reports that a man, a woman, and two children were in a Dodge Neon when they collided with a Chevrolet truck occupied by only one man. The accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. on Sunday.

The emergency personnel who arrived on scene reported that an off-duty nurse attempted to perform CPR on the woman from the Dodge Neon, but she was eventually pronounced dead at the scene.

Both of the drivers refused treatment at the scene. The children were hospitalized with possible critical injuries.

According to KVUE TV, the Dodge Neon ran a red light and was hit by the oncoming Chevrolet truck.  This report also includes that the name of the woman pronounced dead was Diana Marie Juarez, 31.

The police have not filed any charges at this time.

Texas Crash Statistics for 2013

The following information about Texas auto accidents in 2013 is from the Texas Department of Transportation:

  • One person was killed every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
  • One reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.

The TxDOT also reports that in 2013 there were 767 people killed in crashes that occurred in intersections or that were related to an intersection.

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One Dead, Two Rescued after Boat Sinks in Copano Bay

Author Tina Robinson

On Sunday, July 27, a man died and two people had to be rescued after their boat sank in Copano Bay, located near Rockport, Texas, according to Kiii TV 

About the Copano Bay Boat Accident

According to the Coast Guard, around 9:30am they received a distress call alerting them to a sinking boat. Three passengers onboard the boat were forced to abandon it when the boat sank shortly after sending out the SOS call. Rescue crews were sent from the Coast Guard, including a Station Port Aransas rescue boat and a Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter. The helicopter arrived on the accident scene promptly, and found two people, a 52-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl, climbing into a platform in the bay. Another person, a 51-year-old male, was found floating in the water without any sign of consciousness. The helicopter took the girl and the unresponsive man to the hospital. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital despite the CPR he received aboard in the helicopter. The third passenger was not injured.   

Boat Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by Insurance News Net:

  • Of all boats that sink, about 69% of the boats sink while at the dock or mooring; about 31% sink while out of port. 
  • Of all the boats that sink at the dock/mooring, 39% occur due to the malfunction of a small part worn down by use. 
  • Of all the boats that sink out of port, about 43% occur because the boat hits something. 

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