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2 Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in Mustang Ridge

Jarod Cassidy3 days ago

Two people are dead as a result of a single vehicle crash that occurred in south Travis County.

Details of the Mustang Ridge Collision

According to KXAN, authorities were notified of the accident around 7:55 am. A caller noted that they had found Ford truck down an embankment near 10798 South US Highway 183.

Authorities responded to the scene where they found two dead men.

Authorities noted that the engine was cold, leading them to conclude that the crash likely happened late Thursday night or early Friday morning.

The incident remains under investigation.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,531 traffic-related deaths were recorded in Texas in 2015, marking little change from the 3,536 deaths reported in 2014.
  • Of the deaths recorded in 2105, 1,925 occurred in rural areas of the state and 1,255 were attributed to singe vehicle run-off-the-road accidents.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2015.
  • Based on reportable crash data for 2015, TxDOT estimates:
    • A person was killed in a traffic accident in Texas every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
    • A person was injured every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds.

2 Killed, 18 Injured When 18-Wheeler Strikes Mount Pleasant ISD School Bus

Jarod Cassidy3 days ago

Two people are dead and at least 18 students are injured following a violent collision involving a tractor-trailer and a Mount Pleasant ISD school bus.

About the Mount Pleasant School Bus Crash

According to KETK-TV, the crash occurred around 10:30 pm Thursday night on Highway 271 about a mile south of Talco. Preliminary reports indicate a tractor-trailer that was traveling northbound on Highway 271 drifted into the southbound lane, colliding with a school bus and a car that was following the bus.

The driver of the 18-wheeler and the driver of the car, identified as Mount Pleasant High School assistant girls track coach Angelica Beard, 30, were pronounced dead at the scene. About 20 others were transported to area hospitals.

The driver of the school bus and another coach were both listed in critical condition. Four school bus passengers sustained serious injuries while the remaining injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The crash remains under investigation.

Texas Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in 2014.
  • These crashes resulted in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
  • Of those killed:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were nonoccupants, including pedestrians and pedalcyclists.
  • Texas lead the nation in fatal trucking accidents, with 553 trucking-related fatalities reported. California followed Texas with 300 trucking-related deaths.

Alabama Teen Killed in Trucking Accident

Jarod Cassidy4 days ago

A Blountsville teenager died Wednesday as a result of injuries he sustained in a crash with an 18-wheeler on Monday.

Details of the Fatal 18-Wheeler Crash

According to WIAT, the fatal crash occurred Monday morning on U.S. 231, about seven miles north of Ashville.

A preliminary report suggests the victim, Michael Threatt, was distracted by a cell phone at the time of the crash. Threatt was airlifted to UAB hospital following the accident where he later died.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured in the crash.

Alabama Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 3,903 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2014, marking a slight decrease from the 3,981 deaths recorded in 2013.
  • Of those killed in 2014:
    • 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
    • 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
    • 10 percent were nonoccupants, including pedestrians and pedalcyclists
  • An additional 111,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2014.
  • Alabama was the site of 84 trucking fatalities in 2014.

 

Baby Bibs Recalled for Suffocation Risk

Jarod Cassidy4 days ago

More than 10,400 packages of Environments-brand baby bibs are being recalled for a suffocation hazard.

Details of the Environments Baby Bib Recall

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the recalled bibs have a waterproof plastic backing that can separate from the terry cloth fabric. Once removed, this plastic can pose a suffocation hazard to babies.

The CPSC has cited 12 reports of the waterproof plastic material separating from the bib. These reports involve at least 23 packages of bibs.

Consumers should discontinue use of the recalled bibs immediately.

Description of the Recalled Bibs

The following information was provided by the CPSC:

  • The recalled Environments-brand bibs were sold in packages of 12.
  • Two styles of the bibs are included in the recall:
    1. A “Pocket” style bib which is 10 inches by 16 inches and includes an adjustable snap closure.
    2. A “Cover-Up” style bib which is 10 inches by 16.5 inches with cap sleeves and smock-back snap closures.
  • Bibs were sold in blue and have a clear plastic waterproof backing.
  • “Environments, Inc.” and SKU number 900822 or 900823 can be found printed on a label affixed to the bib.

FDA Links Rare Blood Cancer, 9 Deaths to Breast Implants

Jarod Cassidy4 days ago

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received nine reports of death stemming from a rare blood cancer that is associated with breast implants.

About Breast Implant-Related Cancer

While rare, the FDA has confirmed that women with breast implants do have an increased risk of developing anaplastic large cell lymphoma – a cancer which affects cells in the immune system.

Though the cancer can be found in the skin and lymph nodes around the breast implant, it is not a type of breast cancer.

As of February 1, the FDA had received 359 reports of possible breast implant-associated cancer cases, including nine reports of breast implant-associated cancer deaths.

Based on its new findings, the FDA has issued a safety update urging doctors to be vigilant in their support and care of breast implant recipients. Further, the FDA has requested that healthcare providers provide manufacturers’ labels and educational materials to patients prior to surgery.

Possibility of Breast Implant-Related Cancer Raised in 2011

The FDA first commented on the possibility of breast implant-related cancers in 2011. The agency began reaching out to doctors and healthcare providers, asking whether they noticed changes in breast implant patients such as hardening or masses around their implants or other cancer symptoms.

The FDA has determined that of the 231 reports which contained information about the type of breast implant used, 203 involved implants with textured surfaces.

The FDA notes that most cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma are slow to grow and spread and are treatable if detected in a timely manner. As such, people with breast implants should be proactive in monitoring their implants for any changes and should receive routine screenings.

High School Student Killed in Two-Car Collision

Jarod Cassidy4 days ago

A  Hays County high school student was killed Wednesday afternoon as a result of a two-vehicle collision in Buda, Texas.

Details of the Fatal Buda Accident

KVUE reports that 16-year-old Brynn Aylor was fatally injured after being involved in a two car crash in the 2600 block of Jack C Hays Trail.

Police responded to the scene around 4:30 pm. Aylor was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two females in the second vehicle were transported to the hospital where they were listed in serious condition.

Aylor was a 10th-grade student of Hays County ISD and was a member of her school’s softball team.

Troopers are still trying to determine the cause of the fatal collision.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,531 traffic-related fatalities were recorded in Texas in 2015. This marked little charge from the 3,536 deaths recorded in 2014.
  • Of the fatalities recorded in 2015, 1,925 were recorded in rural areas of the state.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2015 with 17,011 people suffering serious injuries.
  • Based on reportable crash data for 2015, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident in Texas every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds.

Orange Grove Woman Killed in Two Car Collision

Jarod Cassidy4 days ago

A woman is dead following a fatal collision on Highway 359 near County Road 3213 in Jim Wells County.

Details of the Fatal Jim Wells County Accident

According to the Alice Echo News Journal, the accident occurred Tuesday when a Nissan Altima was struck from behind by a Volkswagen Jetta while slowing to make a turn from Highway 359 onto County Road 3213.

The passenger of the Nissan, identified as Maria Carbajal, 69, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was airlifted to a Corpus Christi hospital.

The driver of the Volkswagen was taken to an Alice hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,531 traffic-related fatalities were recorded in Texas in 2015. This marked little charge from the 3,536 deaths recorded in 2014.
  • Of the fatalities recorded in 2015, 1,925 were recorded in rural areas of the state.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2015 with 17,011 people suffering serious injuries.
  • Based on reportable crash data for 2015, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident in Texas every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds.

Officials Identify Man Killed in San Antonio Crash

Jarod Cassidy5 days ago

Authorities have identified a man killed in a two-vehicle collision in Northwest San Antonio on Sunday.

Details of the Fatal San Antonio Collision

According to KSAT, 24-year-old Edwin Gonzalez was killed when the vehicle he was a passenger in was struck by another vehicle in the 8100 block of Potranco Road, near the intersection of West Military Drive.

Preliminary reports stated that the car Gonzalez was a passenger in was attempting to turn when it was T-bone by another vehicle. Witnesses at the scene told police the light appeared to be changing colors at the time of the crash.

Gonzalez was rushed to the hospital following the accident, but succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the vehicle that was carrying Gonzalez was also transported to the hospital in serious condition.

Two occupants of the second vehicle were transported to University Hospital, but are expected to be OK.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,531 people were killed in traffic collision in Texas in 2015. This averages to about one death every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
  • 807 of those deaths were attributed to crashes that occurred at our in relation to an intersection.
  • An additional 246.335 people were injured in auto accidents in 2015 with 17,011 people suffering serious injuries.
  • TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurred in Texas every 61 seconds in 2015.

Houston Motorcycle Accident Leaves One Dead

Jarod Cassidy5 days ago

A man is dead following a motorcycle accident that occurred in North Houston Sunday night.

Details of the Fatal Motorcycle Crash

According to the Houston Chronicle, the fatal collision occurred around 9:30 pm on Parker Road near the North Freeway.

Witnesses initially stated that two motorcyclists were racing prior to the crash; however, later reports suggest the motorcyclist was killed when he attempted to pass two cars.

As the rider crossed into oncoming traffic, he was struck by a vehicle making a left turn into an apartment complex. The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and the motorcycle caught fire.

The identity of the motorcyclist has not been released and the accident remains under investigation.

Texas Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,531 people were killed in traffic collisions in Texas in 2015, marking little change from the 3,536 deaths recorded in 2014.
  • Motorcyclists (passengers and operators) accounted for 459 of the fatalities recorded in 2015.
  • Of the 459 motorcyclists killed, roughly 52 percent were not wearing a helmet at the time of their collision.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in traffic accidents in Texas in 2015.

 

Teen Killed in Wheeler County Crash

Jarod Cassidy6 days ago

A teenager was fatally injured Sunday night as a result of a single-vehicle crash in Wheeler County. Two others were injured in the accident.

Details of the Wheeler County Crash

According to the Amarillo Globe-News, the crash occurred around 6:45 pm when Kynna Peers, 15, lost control of a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe on County Road 4. The car left the road and rolled over multiple times before coming to a rest.

Peers was pronounced dead at the scene. Her two passengers, Hannah Shepard, 16, and Heather Bell, 18, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Preliminary reports indicate all three girls were wearing seat belts.

Authorities do believe speed was a contributing factor in the crash.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,531 traffic-related fatalities were recorded in Texas in 2015. This averages to one death every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
  • 1,925 deaths were attributed to rural traffic crashes and 1,255 were the result of singe vehicle, run-off the road crashes.
  • An additional 246,335 people were injured in auto accidents in 2015, or about one injury every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.