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Texas school bus crashes into semi-truck in first week of school

The school year has scarcely started and already a Texas school bus crashed into a semi-truck at a traffic light, injuring several children. The bus accident occurred on the way to school, with 63 passengers on board.

Texas school bus crashes into semi-truck in first week of school

The school year has scarcely started and already a Texas school bus crashed into a semi-truck at a traffic light, injuring several children. The bus accident occurred on the way to school, with 63 passengers on board.

Dogs kill family pet and threaten elderly woman

A south Texas neighborhood is frustrated by threatening behavior from a pair of pit bulls. The two dogs recently killed a neighbor's pet and charged at an older woman sitting on her porch. After the attack, neighbors fear similar dog bite incidents.

Semi-truck crashes while speeding around a turn, spills chemicals

Another Texas truck driver lost control of a semi this week, causing a big rig crash and spilling oil-related chemicals in the roadway. While no one was hurt, the tractor trailer accident is another example of how dangerous a speeding truck can be.

Semi-truck crashes while speeding around a turn, spills chemicals

Another Texas truck driver lost control of a semi this week, causing a big rig crash and spilling oil-related chemicals in the roadway. While no one was hurt, the tractor trailer accident is another example of how dangerous a speeding truck can be.

Surge in San Antonio cars crashing into buildings last week

In four separate incidents last week, drivers drove their vehicles into houses around San Antonio. The crashes resulted from various causes but three of them involved teen drivers. Teenage drivers are often more likely to cause car accidents.

Surge in San Antonio cars crashing into buildings last week

In four separate incidents last week, drivers drove their vehicles into houses around San Antonio. The crashes resulted from various causes but three of them involved teen drivers. Teenage drivers are often more likely to cause car accidents.

Refinery fire adds another safety incident to Chevron's record

Although the oil and gas industry has always involved a higher than average risk of accidents, Chevron has generally had a better safety record than other companies. Several serious accidents in the last few years have undermined that record. Oil and gas field accidents can result in serious injuries and death.

Latest DWI statistics include alcohol-related accidents involving truckers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only three percent of truck drivers of large commercial trucks (like 18 wheelers) had consumed any amount of alcohol and then got behind the wheel and caused or were otherwise involved in a fatal DUI trucking accident.

Latest DWI statistics include alcohol-related accidents involving truckers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only three percent of truck drivers of large commercial trucks (like 18 wheelers) had consumed any amount of alcohol and then got behind the wheel and caused or were otherwise involved in a fatal DUI trucking accident.

Pit bull discrimination? Recent news about breed-specific legislation

A county-wide ban on pit bulls (Miami-Dade in Florida) will stay in place, as it has for more than 20 years, reports Elinor J. Brecher for the Miami Herald. The original 1989 ban came about after an 8-year-old child suffered horrendous dog bite injuries from a pit bull.

Another fatal Eagle Ford Shale-related truck accident in McMullen County on Sunday

As Jennifer Hiller reports for San Antonio Express-News, another fatal truck wreck happened on Sunday, ending the life of a 26-year-old oil tanker driver. The driver of a second oil tanker failed to yield on Texas 16. This is the latest wreck in August. In July, an 18-wheeler crossed the center line and caused a fatal accident killing two people. And in June - well, some local residents are saying it seems as though there's a fatal wreck every week now.

Another fatal Eagle Ford Shale-related truck accident in McMullen County on Sunday

As Jennifer Hiller reports for San Antonio Express-News, another fatal truck wreck happened on Sunday, ending the life of a 26-year-old oil tanker driver. The driver of a second oil tanker failed to yield on Texas 16. This is the latest wreck in August. In July, an 18-wheeler crossed the center line and caused a fatal accident killing two people. And in June - well, some local residents are saying it seems as though there's a fatal wreck every week now.

Dog owner claims dogs 'don't bite' after dogs bite cyclist

As Joe Kemp reports for the NY Daily News, a cyclist's regular ride through Central Park took a turn for the worse when two dogs came upon him. The 54-year-old was pedaling through the park in the late July morning when the off-leash animals attacked, biting his legs and feet.

Not enough truck drivers to man the 18-wheelers

By some accounts, federal regulations that require the publication of truck driver safety records - a record that might detail drug use, for instance - might be one major factor having an impact on hiring in the trucking industry.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta suggests mistake of 'ignorance' contributes to patient deaths

Sanjay Gupta, writing an opinion piece in the New York Times, suggests reasons why so many medical mistakes are said to occur in the nation. Gupta cites an estimate of roughly 200,000 patient deaths from medical mistakes every year, which would make it one of the leading causes of death.

Texas DPS finds tire problem in Goliad County pickup truck accident

As Christopher Sherman reports for the Associated Press, the Texas Department of Public Safety has been engaged in an ongoing investigation of the recent single-vehicle truck accident in Goliad County in South Texas that resulted in the deaths of 14 people.

Texas DPS finds tire problem in Goliad County pickup truck accident

As Christopher Sherman reports for the Associated Press, the Texas Department of Public Safety has been engaged in an ongoing investigation of the recent single-vehicle truck accident in Goliad County in South Texas that resulted in the deaths of 14 people.

Deadly accident involving three 18-wheelers near Tilden, Texas

Around 10 a.m. on Monday morning this week, three 18-wheelers hauling cargo for the oil and gas industry (gravel and water for hydrofracking well sites) crashed into each other on State Highway 72, resulting in the deaths of two of the truckers and serious life-threatening injuries to a third.

Deadly accident involving three 18-wheelers near Tilden, Texas

Around 10 a.m. on Monday morning this week, three 18-wheelers hauling cargo for the oil and gas industry (gravel and water for hydrofracking well sites) crashed into each other on State Highway 72, resulting in the deaths of two of the truckers and serious life-threatening injuries to a third.

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