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Car accident turns deadly for biker in Texas

A fatal accident in Austin between a car and a motorcycle reportedly ended in the death of the motorcyclist. According to police, the accident occurred around 7 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Police said the fatal collision occurred at an intersection when a westbound sedan failed to yield the right-of-way and unlawfully turned into an eastbound motorcycle, causing the motorcyclist to crash into the car's passenger side. The man riding the bike was instantly killed at the scene. The sedan driver did not report any injuries; however, a passenger was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-fatal injuries.

Collision kills 1 woman and injures another

Two women were involved in an accident on a back road in East Texas, killing one of them and sending the other to the hospital. The police believe that the wreck happened when one of the woman's SUV crossed over the center line of the highway and struck the other woman's vehicle.

Police were dispatched to the scene of the accident at 9:40 a.m. on Aug. 3. They traveled to the site, which was four miles east of Hemphill in Sabine County, and found two SUVs that had run into each other on FM 3121. One vehicle, a SUV driven by a 74-year-old woman from Hemphill, had been driving north in the southbound lane where she collided with a second SUV driven by a 73-year-old woman who was also from Hemphill.

Elderly Texas man killed in 2-vehicle crash

A 72-year-old man was killed in two-vehicle collision that occurred on July 26 at 1:55 p.m. in Galveston. Authorities pronounced him dead at the scene.

According to reports, the victim was driving a minivan west when a male driver of an SUV was headed east. When the driver of the SUV allegedly attempted to make a U-turn, his vehicle collided with the driver's side of the minivan.

Car crash injures 2, kills 1 in Texas

The Galveston Police Department reported that a two-vehicle crash left one person dead and two others injured on July 26. The accident occurred around 1:50 p.m. on Seawall Boulevard, and the decedent was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to authorities, the 72-year-old victim was driving a Toyota Sienna minivan west on the roadway when an eastbound, black Infiniti SUV attempted to make a U-turn and hit the left side of the van. The driver's wife, who was a passenger in the minivan, suffered serious injuries and was transported to John Sealy Hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch. The male driver of the SUV was also injured. He was taken to the same hospital and was in stable condition as of July 26 according to police.

1 dead in Texas 3-vehicle crash

One man died and another was injured in a domino-effect accident involving three vehicles on U.S. Highway 69 near Colmesneil in Tyler County on July 16. A third person involved in the crash was not injured. Authorities say all three drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the incident.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that the accident happened in the early afternoon when a northbound Dodge Ram slowed to make a left turn into a private driveway and was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Silverado. This initial impact pushed the Dodge Ram into southbound traffic where it was hit by a Chevrolet pickup truck.

Multiple-vehicle wreck near San Marcos kills 1, injures 9

An accident involving six vehicles on Texas 80 near San Marcos resulted in the death of one man and injuries to nine other people. Police are investigating another man for intoxication manslaughter for causing the July 4 accident.

According to police, the wreck began when a Dodge Neon crashed into a Nissan Altima from behind, pushing the Nissan into oncoming traffic. The 25-year-old male driver of the Nissan, from Woodlands, had been about to turn left onto County Road 101 from Texas 80 when the Dodge failed to stop and hit the Nissan. The Nissan was then hit by another car and a truck. This impact pushed the Nissan, which then collided with a Department of Public Safety vehicle. A sixth vehicle was also involved in the accident.

Cement truck crashes on Texas freeway, 7 hurt

Seven people were injured in a Corpus Christi freeway crash involving a cement truck on July 1. The crash occurred shortly after 11 a.m. along S. Padre Island Drive at Everhart Road and affected traffic in both directions. According to police, the cement truck was traveling east when it had a tire blowout, causing the driver to lose control. It struck the center concrete dividers, rolled and landed in the westbound lanes, breaking apart in the process. The debris damaged at least three westbound vehicles. Five individuals were transported to a local hospital by ambulance, two of them with serious injuries. An additional two individuals were treated at the scene.

Authorities suggested that drivers seek an alternate route while crews worked to clear the accident. Crews were needed to repair the several damaged concrete dividers, clear debris from the roadway. The freeway reopened around 3:30 p.m. that day. The cleanup of the scene involved removing concrete that had spilled from the truck onto the roadway.

Intoxicated driver kills 4 people

Four people were left dead after a car accident in Texas. The accident took place in Harris County on the night of June 22. Officers believe that a man who caused the accident was drinking and driving when he hit the car after running a red light.

Around 10 p.m., the driver was traveling east on Beechnut Road in a van. As he approached the intersection with Synott, he drove through a red light as a Honda Civic was approaching from the northbound lane, and the vehicles collided. When emergency officials responded, they found that four of the five people occupying the Civic had passed away.

Street racing believed to have caused crash in Texas

A street racing incident that occurred on June 18 approximately 300 miles east of San Antonio, Texas, near Nacogdoches, sent two individuals to the hospital. The crash happened on Thousand Oaks when one of the racing vehicles rear-ended a pickup truck around 1:00 a.m. Police said the racer involved in the wreck remained at the scene while the other continued driving.

According to authorities, the truck crashed into a utility pole as a result of the impact. The driver had to be cut out of the truck and was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center and was in stable, but critical, condition as of the day of the accident. His female passenger suffered minor injuries and was transported to Northeast Baptist Hospital. The race participant whose vehicle struck the pickup truck is facing undisclosed charges.

2 critically injured in a Texas single-car accident

All four occupants of a Chevrolet Camaro were taken to area hospitals after their car left the roadway and landed on its roof in San Antonio recently, according to reports. The incident occurred on June 18 at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Texas Interstate 35 North. It seemed that all of the occupants were wearing their seat belts.

Police said that the car was traveling on the Loop 410 exit of Interstate 35 North when the driver lost control of the car. Afterward, the vehicle proceeded to traverse an embankment before falling 40 feet.

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