A San Antonio police officer named Stephanie Brown, who had been an officer for three years, was killed when she was struck head on by an SUV driven by former U.S. Army sergeant Chris Baldaramos. As Eva Ruth Moravec reports for the San Antonio-Express News, Baldaramos's blood-alcohol content was apparently three times the legal limit at the time of the San Antonio car wreck.
Last Friday in Schertz, a dump truck driver was pulling out of a parking lot when he failed to see a bicyclist. The results couldn't have been more disastrous: the dump truck collided with the man on the bicycle, killing him on impact.
Automakers' defective vehicles have recently injured thousands of people, yet they are making it increasingly difficult for victims to win settlements in legitimate cases. Legal experts believe companies like Toyota - which has seen a sharp increase in catastrophic injuries and deaths as a result of the unintended acceleration in some of its vehicles - will basically try to outlast and outspend plaintiffs in lawsuits, even after the plaintiff wins a jury verdict.
Commercial truck accidents have recently grabbed the attention of many folks in San Antonio and the rest of the Southwest. Undoubtedly, the most captivating story has been the $62.7 million settlement resulting from a fatal semi-truck accident.
The Department of Public Safety has concluded its analysis on what caused the fatal San Antonio-area bus crash in March. They found that the accident resulted from a combination of mechanical failure and the panicked bus driver's reaction.