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Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Commercial vehicle accidents can be devastating. The consequences of one accident, whether it’s on the highway or in a parking lot, can be catastrophic for the people who are hurt and for the families of those people.

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When Does a Pedestrian Have the Right of Way?

A woman was jogging in Pearland this morning when she was hit by a truck. The woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Witnesses report the truck had a green light when it struck the woman crossing the street. Under what circumstances does a pedestrian have the right away on the road?

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The Difference Between 18 Wheeler Accident Cases and Automobile Accident Cases

The driver of an 18-wheeler was sentenced to twenty years in jail last month for an accident that occurred two years ago in September 2014. The convicted driver was driving a log-hauling big rig in Florida when he struck the rear of a bus filled with children that was slowing down to let children off. The bus had its yellow lights flashing and stop arm extended when it was struck.

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Truck Driver Sentenced to 20 Years for Hitting School Bus

The driver of an 18-wheeler was sentenced to twenty years in jail last month for an accident that occurred two years ago in September 2014. The convicted driver was driving a log-hauling big rig in Florida when he struck the rear of a bus filled with children that was slowing down to let children off. The bus had its yellow lights flashing and stop arm extended when it was struck.

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7-Vehicle Pileup Leaves at Least One Person Dead

On September 15, 2016, the driver of a black Honda Accord on Highway 6 crossed over into oncoming traffic and crashed into a pickup. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Several cars piled up as they attempted to stop suddenly when the pickup and Honda collided.

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Off-Duty Officer Involved in fatal crash

Today, an off-duty officer crashed his SUV into a corvette when the officer veered into oncoming traffic in Fort Bend County, Texas. The driver of the corvette died at the scene of the crash. Officers responding to the scene smelled alcohol on the off-duty officer’s breath. The off-duty officer refused a sobriety test and was arrested. He was treated for minor injuries

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Fatalities and Injuries in 2016

The National Safety Council (NSC) reported that more than 40,000 traffic fatalities occurred in 2016. This is the highest level of fatalities in a decade. The increase in fatalities is a six percent increase compared to the number of deaths in 2015. NSC estimates that the total cost for the property damage, death and personal injury in 2016 is $432.5 billion…

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