The driver of a bus carrying more than 50 people on a trip to a casino lost control on a wet U.S. 83 north of Laredo, causing the bus to go off the highway and rollover. Eight persons were killed and 44 were injured in the crash. It is unclear if the driver was traveling too fast for conditions or if some mechanical failure may have contributed to this tragic crash.
When driving on Texas highways, it is extremely common to find yourself sharing the road with large big rig trucks. Many of these trucks are carrying cargo to destinations in and around San Antonio. And while trucks perform an indispensable service, they can sometimes make your driving experience a bit stressful. After all, these vehicles are so large and so powerful that they simply overmatch passenger vehicles.
If you watch the local news or read the newspaper, you may have noticed the regularity with which accidents involving big rig trucks are reported. You may also be familiar with the tragic truck crash in New Jersey in which comedian Tracy Morgan was injured and several other people were killed. But truck accidents occur with shocking frequency across the country and Texas is no exception.
In a perfect world, everyone would know their limitations when it comes to consuming alcohol. But unfortunately, far too many people choose to overindulge while at the bar or in the club prior to getting behind the wheel of an automobile. Drunk drivers put everyone on the road, including themselves and their passengers, in grave danger.
Texas motorcyclists may be looking forward to a summer filled with long, pleasurable rides. But motorcyclists must also proceed with caution as they travel the state's roadways.
Common sense would dictate that a driver who strikes a pedestrian should stop and remain at the scene to help the injured party. But as hard as it may be to believe, there are people who will not take responsibility for their actions behind the wheel.
Typically, people want to maintain their ability to get things done on their own for as long as possible. But age catches up with everyone and one day it may be best to turn the driving responsibilities over to someone who is better suited to the task. Drivers who have reached a point in their lives where they are prone to profound confusion can pose a serious risk to themselves and others when they get behind the wheel.
A motorcycle can be viewed as something more than merely a means of transportation. After all, most people who chose to ride motorcycles could just as easily drive a car. But a motorcycle can instill in its rider a sense of freedom that no car can provide. The reason for this is that riding a motorcycle affords those on board with direct contact with the elements. The motorcyclist is simply not encumbered by the enclosed environment found in a car.