A two-vehicle collision in Galveston killed one, injured two others and shut down traffic for more than five hours on Seawall Boulevard on July 26. The accident occurred in the 9500 block of Seawall Boulevard, and police are investigating the cause of the accident.
A two-car accident early Friday, July 18, claimed the life of a former University of Texas - El Paso Dinner Theatre actor and left two other individuals with injuries. Officials at the scene of the auto accident say the 27-year-old man was trapped in his vehicle following the collision.
A Texas man who was in a fatal car accident involving three vehicles on July 16 was pronounced dead. According to a report released by the Department of Public Safety, the crash took place outside of Colmesneil at 1:22 p.m.
The Department of Public Safety recently reported a June 22 crash that happened on Texas 73. The two-vehicle accident injured six people, including one who was flown to Galveston's University of Texas Medical Branch and another who was helicoptered to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. The news source did not mention if any charges have been filed in connection with the incident.
A Texas car accident that resulted in the death of one woman was reported on April 13. The authorities stated that the crash took place on North Sam Houston Parkway in Houston at approximately 3:15 a.m. The driver who is believed to have caused the collision was ultimately charged with intoxicated assault with a vehicle and intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle.
A crash at an Amarillo fast-food restaurant on April 8 resulted in multiple injuries. According to city officials, seven people needed medical attention after the auto accident.
A wrong-way accident in Texas on March 16 resulted in the death of one person and left four college students injured. The car crash occurred in Cypress when the driver of one car collided head-on with another car after driving in the wrong lanes on U.S. Highway 290.
On Feb. 22, 2012, a Galveston resident was seriously injured in an automobile accident. The accident was allegedly caused by the negligent actions of an underinsured motorist. According to a complaint filed in district court in Galveston County recently, the motorist's insurance coverage protected him if an accident involving an underinsured motorist occurred.
Texas Toyota owners may be interested in knowing about a recent vehicle recall that affects about 2.1 million Toyota cars, including some Prius, Rav4, Tacoma and Lexus vehicles. The recall has to do with a software defect that can result in complications including the vehicle's sudden stopping. The current software settings can cause thermal stress in vehicle transistors. Drivers would be alerted to the stress by warning lights, but the vehicles may, in some cases, lose power and stop. When this issue occurs during normal operation of the vehicles, it may result in a car accident.
On Feb. 10 at about 5:30 p.m., two teenage girls were on their way home from track practice at Northwest High School when the driver of a pickup truck lost control of her vehicle. Police say that the pickup truck crossed the center line and hit the teens' car head-on. The car accident happened on the Farm to Market 156 highway near the girls' school in Justin, and the road was reportedly slick at the time.