Texans have by now seen continual media coverage of the horrific series of pedestrian collisions at the South By Southwest festival in Austin. As of March 17, three people had died as a result of the incident, and 22 others were injured, some of them critically.
As Jennifer Hiller reports for the San Antonio Express-News, fatal car wrecks in the Eagle Ford Shale area went up 40 percent in 2012. In some South Texas counties, like Karnes County, the number of collisions with trucks went up 1,000 percent. The president of the Texas Motor Vehicle Association says mostly car drivers are at fault for the accidents, not the truckers.