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April 2013 Archives

Driver involved in two separate fatal bus accidents

The driver of a fatal bus accident that occurred in northern Texas also was involved in another fatal bus accident in 1998. During the most recent incident, the 65-year-old male driver was operating a bus with 46 passengers when he allegedly swerved the bus into a center median on a highway in Irving. This car accident resulted in the death of two individuals and injuries to several dozen. The bus driver was injured and received treatment in the ICU of a local hospital as a result of this accident. According to court records, the bus driver was also behind the wheel of a bus that was involved in a fatal accident in 1998. A 22-year-old man was providing aid at the scene of an accident near Dallas when the bus driver's vehicle struck and killed the pedestrian. The driver was not indicted on a negligent homicide charge as a result of the 1998 incident. 

New bill could affect personal injury cases in Houston

The Texas legislature is working on passing a bill slated to increase the hit-and-run penalty for any driver who is convicted of failing to stop and administer aid to someone that they have hit. The Texas Senate has already passed Senate Bill 275 unanimously. Before the bill can become law, however, it must also garner the approval of the House of Representatives before being signed into law by the governor.

Texas driver runs red light, causes fatal car accident

The Houston Police Department reported a fatal accident involving three cars at the Texas 3 intersection with Edgebrook Road. A Honda Civic traveling east on Edgebrook was making a left onto Texas 3 at the same time as an Isuzu Trooper headed west on Edgebrook was also making a left onto Texas 3. Both cars had the green light. A GMC Envoy moving south on Texas 3 ran the red light at around 1:20 a.m. and hit the Honda, which caused it to strike the Isuzu.A 22-year-old passenger in the Honda was killed by the car accident, and the driver was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition. A passenger in the Isuzu suffered injuries and received treatment at Bayshore Medical Center.

Sailplane wing breaks off midflight; 2 killed in resulting crash

A bizarre accident has claimed the life of an elderly man and a boy in West Texas. The pair, a 79-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy, were in a sailplane, a type of glider, when one of the craft's wings broke off at an altitude of about 2,000 feet. The incident occurred shortly after the glider had been released from being towed by another aircraft to get it into the air.

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