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 →

The Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster broke down at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, leaving 32 people stranded on the ride for several hours. The ride stalled 50 feet from the platform due to a glitch, and the passengers were alerted of the situation 10 minutes later. Some of the riders were able to escape onto a CONTINUE READING →

Tupungato /   The Family Dollar Store decided to recall 254,000 toy trucks after it was discovered that the Tough Treadz Auto Carrier product posed a risk of lacerations. This is a proactive measure as up to this point, there have been no incidents of injury. The package is labeled “Tough Treadz Auto Carrie,” has a white CONTINUE READING →

Fiat Chrysler is now being named in a 2008-2010 class-action lawsuit, which covers the Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, and Dodge Journey. The Fiat Chrysler is accused of having defective ignition switches, which has been linked to 57 deaths. Chrysler is now recalling 2.59 million small cars. Congress has also added a $35 million fine for CONTINUE READING →