Researchers, working on a study commissioned by the Houston-Galveston Council, have found that accidents across the region during the past five years have increased by some 40 percent.
An early Sunday morning two-car crash in Harris County resulted in a passenger's death and minor injuries for the occupants of the second vehicle. The fatal north Houston accident occurred just after midnight on Nov. 5 near the intersection of Airway Drive and Airline Drive.
A 21-year-old Houston woman was struck and killed while riding her bicycle just before 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 7. The young woman had reportedly been riding in the outermost lane near near 6800 East Sam Houston Parkway when her bike was struck in the rear by a motorist.
A Houston resident was struck and killed as she was driving her Chevrolet Suburban eastbound along FM 529 early in the afternoon on Saturday, Sept. 16.
A new law went into effect across Texas on Friday, Sept. 1, making it illegal to text and drive. The long-anticipated law now makes it legal for motorists to text while inside their vehicles only if they're stopped in a safe place, reporting a crime or emergency or using a hands-free device.
It was announced on Wednesday, Aug. 23, that a deputy with Precinct 4 of the Harris County Sheriff's Office had been fired from his post. He stands accused of having witnessed, yet failed to report, a fatal crash the night of Saturday, Aug. 19.
Although we hear about the dangers of talking on our cellphone while driving in the news all the time, it's actually not the most dangerous activity we engage in on the roadways. Instead, a recent study, published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), suggests that talking to our passengers is at least 45 percent more dangerous than conversing with someone by phone.
A chain-reaction car crash claimed three lives along Beltway 8 at around 10:10 p.m. on Friday, July 21. Among those who died in the seven-car pile up, there was a Houston father and his two kids, a son, age 6, and daughter, age 4.
Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) reports that two friends, a 23-year-old Katy woman and a 24-year-old Houston man, lost their lives when they were struck by a tractor-trailer in Childress on Monday, July 3, 2017. The woman and man had been returning from a trip to Colorado Springs over the weekend when the big rig ran into the rear of the Ford Focus they had been riding in.
A 51-year-old Houston man was charged with intoxication-related manslaughter on Monday, June 12, 2017, for causing the death of a popular track coach and severely injuring his wife. The fatal collision occurred around 1:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 10, 2017, along the Sam Houston Tollway.