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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.

Negligence case headed to civil court

Motorists in Texas who have suffered serious injuries in a car accident due to the fault of another driver may be interested in hearing about a local personal injury lawsuit that has been filed. According to media sources, three Jefferson County residents are seeking damages in connection with a two-car crash that occurred in Nederland. The suit was filed at the Jefferson Division Courthouse on May 27.

Two defendants are named in the lawsuit: the driver believed to be responsible for the car accident and the owner of the vehicle involved in the crash. Negligence has been cited as a factor in the distracted driving accident.

Texas letter carriers exposed to dog bite risk

With 26 letter carriers having been attacked by dogs in Fort Worth in 2013, the city is ranked 16th in the country for such attacks, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Overall, 5,581 letter carriers were attacked in the United States, and many of the attacks occurred in older neighborhoods where the mail has to be delivered through door slots.

One woman was bitten in the leg by a dog while working in the southeast part of the city. On Aug. 3, 2003, she took note that a pit bull was missing from where it was normally tied up. After preparing herself, she continued with her task, but the dog soon bit her in the leg, causing a gash that required 10 stitches to close. The dog had originally aimed for her head, but she managed to fend off that attack with her mail satchel.

Woman killed in 3-vehicle Texas accident

A three-vehicle accident around 12:30 p.m. on Farm-to-Market Road 1844 resulted in the death of an 82-year-old woman on May 20. The driver who authorities believe caused the fatal accident was expected to face criminal charges as a result.

A man who lives across the street from the accident scene said the sound of the collision was the loudest thing that he had ever heard. He said that the accident began when a Meals On Wheels van slowed to turn left into a driveway. The driver of a white pickup truck behind the van did not realize in time that the van was slowing and attempted to avoid a collision by going around it. However, the 31-year-old man driving the truck sideswiped the van and collided head-on with a car. Authorities said that they would charge the driver of the truck with criminally negligent homicide.

Woman sues over care from allegedly negligent doctor

A Texas woman has filed suit against a local hospital and doctor, claiming medical negligence. She says that she was subjected to numerous surgeries and unnecessary procedures because of a negligent doctor. The suit was filed in Jefferson County against Southeast Texas OB-GYN Associates PA and one of their doctors. The negligence claim is related to procedures that were administered in the first half of 2013.

According to the suit, the woman visited the doctor's office in March 2013. The doctor recommended surgery and performed a hysterectomy on March 20, 2013. She was released from the hospital the following day. The woman continued to suffer complications and reportedly returned to the doctor for additional treatments. However, those treatments did not resolve the issue.

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