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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. 

Drunk driver hits, kills pulled over motorcycle rider

When approaching police cars that have a driver pulled over, it's important to slow down and try to get into another lane if possible. If it is not possible to change lanes, exercise caution in moving around the scene. Especially at night, if anyone is out of their vehicle and near the road, it might be hard to see that person.

Family of dead Houston couple sues Chrysler for design flaws

It's important to remember that when injured in a car accident that is not your fault, that in addition to the driver, the vehicle manufacturer can also be at fault. It is possible for a design flaw to impact how a vehicle handles a collision, and that flaw can be the difference between life and death.

Suspected drunk driver runs light, kills one in Houston

Readers of this blog are all too aware of the dangers of drunk driving. It not only puts the driver's own life at risk, but it endangers the safety of other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. A recent fatal car accident in northeast Houston was likely caused by a drunk driver, police say.

Houston drunk driver charged in death of scooter operator

A 20-year-old Houston man is charged with intoxication manslaughter after he struck a father who was riding in a motorized scooter with his 1-year-old son in his lap. Police don't think that the driver was speeding, but the force of the crash was enough to throw the scooter operator and his son more than 20 feet. It illustrates the extra caution that drivers must take when they are around pedestrians, scooters, bicycles or motorcycles.

Single-car crash leaves high school athlete dead, teammate hurt

A fatal car accident in the Houston area has left one standout high school athlete dead and another possibly liable for a wrongful death. Details on the crash are scarce so far, but the student who survived the single-car accident was driving at the time. The crash is another reminder that car accidents can happen at any time if drivers are not adequately prepared for them.

Drunk driver runs over struck pedestrian and good Samaritan

A man attempting to be a good Samaritan was senselessly struck by a suspected drunk driver and died a week later from his injuries, another tragic reminder of the need to stamp out drunk driving and hold people accountable for their reckless actions that can cause wrongful death.

Wrong-way driver leaves man struggling to walk

When someone is injured in a car accident through no fault of their own, they have the chance to pursue compensation for their injuries from the responsible party. Drivers have a responsibility to exercise caution when they are on the road, and that includes being aware of other cars on the road.

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