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October 2012 Archives

Severely obese truck drivers with sleep apnea cause more wrecks

What do you get when you mix sleep apnea with truck driving? You get more accidents from driving while fatigued, as Frances Childress reports for the Examiner. According to a study published in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention, severely obese truck drivers are likely to suffer from sleep apnea, a health condition consisting of abnormal pauses in breathing during the night, which disrupts sleep.

Severely obese truck drivers with sleep apnea cause more wrecks

What do you get when you mix sleep apnea with truck driving? You get more accidents from driving while fatigued, as Frances Childress reports for the Examiner. According to a study published in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention, severely obese truck drivers are likely to suffer from sleep apnea, a health condition consisting of abnormal pauses in breathing during the night, which disrupts sleep.

Severely obese truck drivers with sleep apnea cause more wrecks

What do you get when you mix sleep apnea with truck driving? You get more accidents from driving while fatigued, as Frances Childress reports for the Examiner. According to a study published in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention, severely obese truck drivers are likely to suffer from sleep apnea, a health condition consisting of abnormal pauses in breathing during the night, which disrupts sleep.

Tips to prevent dog bites this Halloween

In anticipation of Halloween, CBS News in Dallas-Fort Worth gives us some tips on how to prevent a dog bite. Dog bites might be the greater threat, according to the report, than your kids getting overloaded on candy. Because dogs tend to be territorial, especially among strangers, the prospect of kids running around other people's lawns could be dangerous.

Back-over accident in Bexar County claims life of 2-year-old boy

A terrible accident in Bexar County early Wednesday morning this week is a reminder to all drivers - especially those with children or who live around children - to exercise extra caution when backing out of the driveway.

Back-over accident in Bexar County claims life of 2-year-old boy

A terrible accident in Bexar County early Wednesday morning this week is a reminder to all drivers - especially those with children or who live around children - to exercise extra caution when backing out of the driveway.

South Texas roads need 'more than just a facelift' because of big rigs

As Joe Conger reports for KENS 5 San Antonio, things aren't looking too hot for many South Texas counties affected by the Eagle Ford Shale big rig traffic. "Six of our counties are considered economically distressed counties," says Frio County Judge Carlos Garcia. "We are already in a situation where we can barely afford our infrastructure."

South Texas roads need 'more than just a facelift' because of big rigs

As Joe Conger reports for KENS 5 San Antonio, things aren't looking too hot for many South Texas counties affected by the Eagle Ford Shale big rig traffic. "Six of our counties are considered economically distressed counties," says Frio County Judge Carlos Garcia. "We are already in a situation where we can barely afford our infrastructure."

Dogs 'bred to fight lions' take center stage in neighborhood dispute

Told to either move away with their dogs or have the dogs taken away from them, Gary and Susan Kolb originally said they would move out. As neighbor Ron Barone said, "Why wouldn't you move to a farm up here? There's acres and acres and acres of land up here."

Fatal wreck involving improperly operated flatbed loaded with sheetrock

In this case, the fact that the flatbed truck driver has been cited roughly eight times for driving without a commercial driver's license makes this a pretty clear case of truck driver negligence, given the circumstances.

Fatal wreck involving improperly operated flatbed loaded with sheetrock

In this case, the fact that the flatbed truck driver has been cited roughly eight times for driving without a commercial driver's license makes this a pretty clear case of truck driver negligence, given the circumstances.

Truck traffic cited in Eagle Ford oil boom 'frenzy'

As Jennifer Hiller reports for Fuel Fix, a Karnes County woman describes some recent automotive-related events. These include: The bottom of her car scraping the road from driving in ruts creating by oilfield trucks, her boyfriend almost getting injured or worse in a truck accident, and her sister's home covered in dust generated from truck traffic.

Truck traffic cited in Eagle Ford oil boom 'frenzy'

As Jennifer Hiller reports for Fuel Fix, a Karnes County woman describes some recent automotive-related events. These include: The bottom of her car scraping the road from driving in ruts creating by oilfield trucks, her boyfriend almost getting injured or worse in a truck accident, and her sister's home covered in dust generated from truck traffic.

Two school buses collide, killing one in San Antonio

An accident involving one school bus is bad enough but last week saw a San Antonio crash in which one bus slammed into a second one. Both buses had children on board at the time. While several children were injured, the crash killed one of the bus drivers.

Two school buses collide, killing one in San Antonio

An accident involving one school bus is bad enough but last week saw a San Antonio crash in which one bus slammed into a second one. Both buses had children on board at the time. While several children were injured, the crash killed one of the bus drivers.

Staples and stitches after bad dog attack in Odessa, TX

Shannon Murray's CBS 7 story describes a thin stray dog trotting up to an Odessa woman while she was taking out the trash in the morning. The woman, Bonne Anthony, could see its rib cage. She felt sorry for it. Thinking the animal hungry, she threw dog food.

Fatal Eagle Ford Shale truck crash

Two large commercial vehicles crashed into each other last week, killing one of the drivers. The accident happened south of San Antonio and involved a giant crane and a tractor trailer. As the Eagle Ford Shale boom continues to increase heavy trucking traffic, these kinds of catastrophic trucking accidents are an inevitable result.

Fatal Eagle Ford Shale truck crash

Two large commercial vehicles crashed into each other last week, killing one of the drivers. The accident happened south of San Antonio and involved a giant crane and a tractor trailer. As the Eagle Ford Shale boom continues to increase heavy trucking traffic, these kinds of catastrophic trucking accidents are an inevitable result.

Recent accident involving hit-and-run big rig driver claims 16 lives

On Saturday the driver of a big rig caused a horrific truck accident in Coahuila in northern Mexico, an accident that claimed the lives of 16 people, according to Channel 6 News (KRIS TV) in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Recent accident involving hit-and-run big rig driver claims 16 lives

On Saturday the driver of a big rig caused a horrific truck accident in Coahuila in northern Mexico, an accident that claimed the lives of 16 people, according to Channel 6 News (KRIS TV) in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Pit bull busts out of kennel, mauls grandmother to death

As Denise A. Justin reports for Opposing Views, a woman died a "gruesome death" from an animal attack, as the police officer on the scene described it, when her granddaughter's pit bull broke out of its kennel and mauled the woman to death.

Fatal accident involving ambulance and 18-wheeler

On Tuesday this week, the driver of an ambulance pulled out against a red light. The woman in the passenger seat of the ambulance, an emergency medical technician who is said to have loved her job, probably didn't see it coming. As the ambulance pulled out, the 18-wheeler with the right-of-way on a green light came through the intersection, crashing into the ambulance.

Fatal accident involving ambulance and 18-wheeler

On Tuesday this week, the driver of an ambulance pulled out against a red light. The woman in the passenger seat of the ambulance, an emergency medical technician who is said to have loved her job, probably didn't see it coming. As the ambulance pulled out, the 18-wheeler with the right-of-way on a green light came through the intersection, crashing into the ambulance.

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