In the fast-paced, hi-tech society of today, drivers are faced with lots of distractions. From smartphones to booming bass speakers, remaining focused on the road is hard to do. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis, around ten Americans die each day in accidents involving a distracted driver. Another thousand receive significant injuries. With CONTINUE READING →

Around 500,000 trucking accidents happen in the United States annually, with approximately 5,000 of these resulting in death. Since these metal giants outweigh and outsize smaller, more compact vehicles, driving carefully around them is crucial to the safety of every vehicle on the road. When an accident occurs, it’s important to determine who was at CONTINUE READING →

(Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP) Last week a young girl from the United Kingdom died while playing in a bounce house. The death occurred when a strong gust of wind lifted the bounce house, with the girl inside, into the air sending it soaring a mile away from its original location. Atmospheric science professor John Knox CONTINUE READING →

On March 22nd, Amy’s Kitchen Inc., the California based company, notified its distributors and retailers that 73,897 frozen meals that contain spinach may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This organism could be fatal to children, the elderly, the frail, pregnant women and others with a weakened immune system. Getting an infection could cause a person to experience nausea, CONTINUE READING →

A semi-truck driver crashed into a bridge beam on I-35 bridge north of Austin. The accident caused the overpass to collapse and resulted in several injuries and one death. The highway was under construction before the incident occurred and both lanes were shut down afterwards.  TxDOT did not give an estimate of when the lanes would be opened again. CONTINUE READING →