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Head-on collision with truck kills Texas woman

A crash that occurred at around 9:20 a.m. on Highway 11 claimed the life of a woman from Wood County. The crash occurred on Feb. 25 about 7 miles east of Winnsboro. The 42-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities. Her body was taken to the Batey Funeral Home.

According to police, a tractor trailer in the westbound lane crossed the centerline while on a curve. The truck hit the woman's car head-on in the eastbound lane, resulting in her death. The 56-year-old man driving the tractor trailer was not injured in the crash. Police released little information about the cause of the crash. Road conditions may have been a factor. No information was released in regards to charges the 56-year-old man may face.

Man goes on apparent hit-and-run rampage with stolen car

A man has been taken into police custody after a dramatic incident in which he has been accused of stealing a car and using it to run multiple pedestrians down. The spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety stated their belief that he deliberately targeted pedestrians, but they have not yet speculated as to what his motives may have been. Two of the people that were hit have died, and another two have been taken to hospitals in San Antonio for treatment.

The alleged rampage began when the 40-year-old man apparently hit a pedestrian in a parking lot at the corner of Iowa Street and Pine Street in San Antonio. Instead of getting out of the car to help, the man has been accused of reversing the vehicle and running over the pedestrian a second time. The person who was struck was dragged by the car for a short way and succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

Texas man killed by teen driver of pickup truck

Blunt-force injuries resulting from being hit by a pickup truck were given as the cause of death when a 51-year-old man died at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. The medical examiner for Tarrant County called the death of the Springtown, Texas man an accident.

Prior to the accident, the man's van had broken down near the 2800 block of Northwest Loop 820 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was pulled over to the shoulder of a service road. According to the police report, it was unclear whether the man was standing outside his van, sitting inside it, or walking away to get help when a pickup truck driven by a 16-year-old man crashed into him. He died less than four hours later at the hospital. The teen did not leave the accident scene and was treated for minor injuries.

Woman killed in head-on collision in Texas

On Feb. 3, a woman who had spent 18 years of her life working in the Whitesboro ISD was killed in a head-on collision. Flags at buildings controlled by the district were flown at half-staff in memory of the woman, who had served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal of Whitesboro Middle School.

The car accident occurred at 7 a.m., slowing traffic along a stretch of U.S. Highway 377, according to a report from a local media outlet. A trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety claimed that the collision happened when a vehicle that was traveling south on the highway attempted to pass a car by moving into lanes of oncoming traffic. That car collided head-on with the principal's vehicle.

Head-on collision kills 1 in Texas

Two drivers were involved in a head-on collision near Athens on Jan. 21. A truck, heading west, drove head-on into a car around 1:30 p.m. There was one fatality.

DPS announce that they discovered during a preliminary investigation that the driver of the truck had crossed into the westbound lanes and hit the other car head-on. Both drivers were injured during the crash and were taken to a Tyler hospital where the driver of the truck was pronounced dead. The other driver of the car was last reported in serious condition.

1 killed, 1 injured in alleged Texas drunk driving collision

Harris County law enforcement officials reported that a head-on collision claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another. Reportedly, the collision occurred on Jan. 17 around 11:00 p.m.

According to authorities, a man driving a GMC Sierra in the Washburn Tunnel at the 3200 block of Federal Road failed to maintain his lane. Upon crossing over the line, the man reportedly first struck the left mirror of one Ford truck before then colliding head-on into a second Ford truck traveling in the opposite direction.

Car accidents and whiplash injuries

Many car accidents that occur in Texas and across the U.S. result in whiplash injuries. Whiplash is a type of injury that affects soft tissue in the neck. This type of damage occurs when sensitive neck muscles and ligaments are suddenly forced beyond their natural range of motion, causing strains or tears. As the force of a vehicle collision can cause passengers to be suddenly propelled in multiple directions, whiplash injuries are most commonly associated with car accidents.

The ligaments and muscles in the neck provide protection to the spinal cord by preventing sudden, excessive movement of the head and neck. However, the force of a car crash can be so violent that these tissues are unable to prevent overextension or rapid movement. When this occurs, the tissues are unable to cope with the strain. As a result, the tissues may split, tear or be bruised. In severe cases of whiplash, nerves in the neck or spinal cord may be damaged.

4-vehicle collision kills 1 in Texas

One person was killed and three others were injured in an accident involving four vehicles in Leon County on Jan. 6. One of the vehicles involved was a tractor-trailer.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the fatal car accident occurred around 8:45 p.m. on Interstate 45 about 2 miles south of Buffalo. A 39-year-old woman driving a Dodge Journey and travelling south on the interstate attempted to cross the median, forcing the three vehicles behind her to brake. The tractor-trailer, one of the vehicles that had to brake, then ran into the backs of the Dodge, a 1992 Buick Roadmaster and a 2001 Chevrolet Impala.

Texas woman killed in U.S. 277 crash

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 60-year-old Bronte woman died as the result of a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 277 on Dec. 27. The crash happened at approximately 6:35 p.m. about a half mile north of Bronte.

Authorities said a 2007 Workhorse Custom Van was traveling south on U.S. 277 when it crossed the centerline and struck a northbound 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck head-on. The van was flipped on its right side by the force of the collision, and the pickup truck completely rolled over once before landing upright in a ditch.

Wrong-way driver in fatal crash may have been intoxicated

One person was killed and another person was injured in a wrong-way driving accident that took place on a Texas freeway on Dec. 23. The two-car crash happened in Baytown and may have involved a drunk driver.

According to a statement from the Baytown Police Department, the fatal car accident occurred while an individual was traveling in the opposite direction of traffic on westbound East Freeway in a black Chrysler 300. At around 1 a.m., the driver struck a westbound Chevrolet Cavalier head on. Investigators suspect that the wrong-way driver may have gotten onto the freeway at North Main or Garth.

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