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Frisco Woman Killed After Stopping to Help at Crash Scene

Jarod Cassidy13 hours ago

46-year-old Julia Zaman of Frisco was killed Monday night while attempting to help victims of a previous crash.

Good Samaritan Pronounced Dead at the Scene

According to NBC DFW, Zaman witnessed a Kia SUV strike a concrete barrier along the Dallas North Tollway around 10:30 pm.

Zaman pulled over and exited her vehicle to assist the occupants in the other vehicle, but was struck by a Chevrolet Camaro after getting out of her SUV. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Kia and a passenger were transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries.

A second crash occurred between a sedan and an SUV due to rubbernecking on the service road. The sedan caught fire and the driver of that vehicle was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Zuniga leaves behind a husband of 22 years and a 15-year-old daughter.

Texas Traffic 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 marked little charge from the 3,536 deaths recorded in 2014.
  • 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.

 

 

9 Hospitalized After Long Island Pileup

Jarod Cassidy13 hours ago

A 10-car crash in North Amityville left nine people hospitalized on Tuesday.

Details of the Amityville Pileup

According to CBS New York, the crash occurred when a 76-year-old man suffered a medical emergency while behind the wheel.

The driver sped up at a red light at the intersection of Route 110 and Bentley Road. He collided with another vehicle before going airborne.

The initial collision set of a chain of crashes that ended up involving 10 cars. Nine people were transported to the hospital, but none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

The status of the driver and the circumstances of his medical emergency were not immediately available.

National Car Crash Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 35,092 people were killed in traffic accidents in 2015.
  • This marks a 7.2-percent increase from the 32,744 deaths reported in 2014.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2015:
    • 22,441 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,376 were pedestrians
    • 4,976 were motorcyclists (operators and passengers)
    • 818 were pedalcyclists
    • 667 were occupants of large trucks
    • 227 were listed as other or as unknown
  • An additional 2,443,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2015.

 

 

 

Man Injured in Grapevine Trucking Accident

Jarod Cassidy14 hours ago

A man was injured Monday when his vehicle collided with an 18-wheeler in Grapevine texas.

About of the Grapevine Trucking Accident

According to the Dallas Morning News, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Ira E. Woods Avenue around 9 am.

The SUV caught fire following the collision, and the SUV’s driver was transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

Details of how the crash occurred were not immediately available and the incident remains under investigation.

Texas Traffic 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.

 

 

Police Search for Driver that Killed 2 Bicyclists

Jarod Cassidy2 days ago

Authorities are searching for a driver they say fled the scene of an accident that killed two bicyclists in Brookshire.

About the Brookshire Hit-and-Run

According to KEYE-TV, the crash occurred Saturday afternoon in Brookshire, about 40 miles west of Houston.

The details of the crash are still under investigation, but police say the driver exited his vehicle after the crash and fled on foot.

The driver is described as having light skin and being between 5 foot 10 inches and 6 feet in height. He was wearing military fatigues, long dark pants, and a tan or green backpack at the time of the crash.

He may have also have had a black German Shepherd with him.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

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.

 

 

Trucker Arrested After Deadly Louisiana Crash

Jarod Cassidy2 days ago

Louisiana State Police have arrested a tractor-trailer driver who attempted to flee the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Friday.

Details of the Fatal 18-Wheeler Crash

According to WDSU, Brandon Bonvillain, 27, attempted to flee the scene of a head-on collision early Friday morning.

The crash occurred around 7 am when Bonvillain drifted across the center line on the Leeville Bridge section of LA-1. His 18-wheeler collided head-on with a passenger vehicle resulting in the death of Kenneth Ancar, 69.

Bonvillain was apprehended by a Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s deputy and has been charged with vehicular homicide, hit-and-run involving a fatality, and driving left of center. He also displayed signs of impairment.

Toxicology results are pending.

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.
  • Louisiana was the site of 80 trucking fatalities in 2014.

 

 

 

Metal Shards Lead to Massive Chicken Product Recall

Jarod Cassidy2 days ago

Nearly 1 million pounds of “ready-to-eat” chicken products have been recalled due to reports that metal objects have been found in the food.

About the Chicken Product Recall

ABC News reports OK Foods Inc. has recalled 933,272 pounds of its breaded chicken products due to the possibility of metal and material contamination.

According to the USDA, the recall was initiated after five consumers complained of metal objects being found in “ready-to-eat” chicken products produced by OK Foods Inc. An internal investigation determined the objects came from metal conveyor belting.

So far there have been no reports of adverse reactions caused by the metal contaminants.

Description of the Recalled Chicken Products

Currently, the recall covers the following products:

  • 10-lb. packages containing “Smart Foods4Schools ABC – 123 SHAPED NUGGETS WITH RIB MEAT”
    • Case Code 133002.
  • 10-lb. packages containing “Smart Foods4Schools BREADED FULLY COOKED CHICKEN PATTIES STAR SHAPED NUGGETS WITH RIB MEAT”
    • Case Code 133003.
  • 10-lb. packages containing “Smart Foods4Schools BREADED FULLY COOKED CHICKEN PATTIES HEART SHAPED NUGGETS WITH RIB MEAT”
    • Case Code 133008.
  • 10-lb. packages containing “Smart Foods4Schools BREADED FULLY COOKED CHICKEN PATTIES SHAMROCK SHAPED CHICKEN FINGERS WITH RIB MEAT”
    • Case Code 133013.
  • 10-lb. packages containing “Smart Foods4Schools BREADED FULLY COOKED CHICKEN PATTIES SHARK SHAPED CHICKEN FINGERS WITH RIB MEAT”
    • Case Code 133014.
  • 30-lb. packages containing “CHICKENTOPIA FULLY COOKED BREADED TENDER SHAPED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES With Rib Meat”
    • Case Code 133015.
  • 30-lb. packages containing “Double D Foods FULLY COOKED HERB SEASONED BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTY WITH RIB MEAT”
    • Case Code 178981.
  • 5-lb. case containing 5/24 oz. packages of “Great Value FULLY COOKED CHICKEN FILLETS BREADED CHICKEN BREAST WITH RIB MEAT”
    • Case Code 201258
    • “Best By/Use by” Date 3/2/2018.
  • 21-lb. packages containing “TenderBird FULLY COOKED, BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT”
    • Case Code 235384.
  • 21-lb. case containing 12/28 oz. packages of “FARMINGTON FULLY COOKED, BREADED CHICKEN BREAST NUGGETS”
    • Case Code 252385
    • “Best By/Use by” Date 2/6/2018.
  • 18-lb case containing 12/24 oz. packages of “FARMINGTON FULLY COOKED BREADED CHICKEN FRIES”
    • Case Code 252386
    • “Best By/Use” Date 2/20/18.
  • 24-lb. packages containing “Lake Liner Logo Brand FULLY COOKED BREADED CHICKEN NUGGETS”
    • Case Code 256385.
  • 20-lb. packages containing “SPRING RIVER FARMS FULLY COOKED BREADED CHICKEN PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT”
    • Case Code 342002.
  • 20-lb. packages containing “SPRING RIVER FARMS FULLY COOKED BREADED TENDER SHAPED CHICKEN BREAST PATTIES WITH RIB MEAT”
    • Case Code 342015.
  • 20-lb. packages containing “SPRING RIVER FARMS FULLY COOKED Chicken Patties Breaded Chicken Breast Patties with Rib Meat”
    • Case Code 342384.
  • 20-lb. packages containing “SPRING RIVER FARMS FULLY COOKED CHICKEN NUGGETS Breaded Chicken Nuggets with Rib Meat”
    • Case Code 342385.
  • 20-lb. packages containing “SPRING RIVER FARMS FULLY COOKED Chicken Fries Breaded Chicken Fries with Rib Meat”
    • Case Code 342386.
  • 20-lb. packages containing “SPRING RIVER FARMS FULLY COOKED Spicy Breaded Chicken Breast Filet with Rib Meat”
    • Case Code 342608.
  • 20-lb. packages containing “SPRING RIVER FARMS FULLY COOKED Crispy Chicken Breast Fillet Fritters With Rib Meat”
    • Case Code 342614.
  • 20-lb. packages containing “SPRING RIVER FARMS FULLY COOKED HERB SEASONED BREADED CHICKEN BREAST PATTY WITH RIB MEAT”
    • Case Code 342981.

Lawsuits Filed in Fatal Mississippi Bus-Train Crash

Jarod Cassidy2 days ago

Survivors and family members of those killed in a deadly crash involving a tour bus and a freight train have begun filing lawsuits citing negligence on behalf of the bus driver.

Bus Was Off Route When Crash Occurred

According to reports, the tour bus was not on the pre-approved route when it was struck by a freight train in Biloxi, Mississippi.

National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt revealed that the bus driver may have been following a GPS set for commercial vehicle use rather than the directions provided by the tour company overseeing the excursion.

Two other buses successfully followed the route provided by Florida-based Diamond Tours.

Sumwalt has previously commented on reports that tractor-trailers bottoming out at the railroad crossing. Two other collisions were recorded at the same crossing in January of this year and in August 2014.

Federal investigators are trying to determine in the steep grade also played a role in this latest incident.

About the Fatal Bus-Train Crash

Four people were killed in at least 40 others were injured in the accident. The bus was transporting Texas tourists to a collection of Gulf Coast casinos.

The bus was bound for a casino in Biloxi when it was struck by a freight train around 2:15 pm on March 7. The impact from the crash pushed the bus about 300 feet along the tracks.

The casino tour was organized by a senior citizens’ center in Bastrop, Texas.

National Bus Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

  • 3,978 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal accidents in 2014.
  • Transit buses accounted for 33 percent of all bus accident recorded between 2004 and 2014. Inner city buses account for 13 percent of bus accidents.
  • From 2009 to 2014, the number of injury related crashes involving buses and large trucks increased by 55 percent.

 

Brother and Sister Killed in Throckmorton County Accident

Jarod Cassidy2 days ago

Two teenagers are dead following a head-on collision near Throckmorton, Texas.

Details of the Fatal Crash

According to KTXS, the crash occurred Friday when a Ford Escape crashed into a tractor-trailer on Highway 183 about one mile south of Trcokmorton.

Brianna Paige Navarro, 18, and her brother, Charles Jesus Navarro, 13, were both killed in the collision. Neither was wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.

A third occupant of the SUV, 2-year-old Casey Grace Jones, was transported to Throckmorton Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,531 people were killed in traffic crashes in Texas in 2015, marking little improvement from the 3,536 deaths reported in 2014.
  • 1,925 deaths occurred in rural areas of the state and 581 people were killed in head-on collisions in 2015.
  • 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:
    • One person is killed in a car crash in Texas every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
    • One person is injured every 2 minutes and 8 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurs every 61 seconds.

2 Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in Mustang Ridge

Jarod Cassidy5 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 Cassidy5 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.