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Four children survive fiery car crash on FM 3083

When children survive auto accidents in which their parents die, the tragedy is almost incomprehensible. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported such a tragic car crash that left only children as survivors. The incident reportedly occurred north of Houston on a recent Tuesday afternoon.

An accident report by troopers indicates that a pickup truck carrying five occupants was traveling on FM 3083. For unknown reasons, the driver veered across the center line. The truck smashed head-on into an SUV that was traveling in the opposite direction. There were two passengers in the SUV.

What you need to know about brain injuries after an accident

A brain injury is not like many other injuries. While yes, any injury can be very painful and caused by someone else's negligence, the effects of a brain injury tend to be life altering, greatly impact a person for the rest of their life. Given the severity of these types of injuries, it is common to have questions after an accident. In this post, we hope to address some of the basic facts.

No 1: Physical and emotional changes can stem from a brain injury

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to brain injuries. The symptoms one person may have can be vastly different from someone else. Some changes may be physical, such as problems with coordination, headaches, seizures or trouble speaking or swallowing. Others may have problems with bodily functions, such as bladder control, to name only a few symptoms.

Passenger killed in fatal accident when pickup rolls over

Determining the cause of a single-vehicle crash often requires skilled investigators and it may even require the reconstruction of the accident. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that state troopers are involved in an investigation into a fatal accident that occurred on a recent Thursday. One man lost his life in this accident.

A preliminary accident report indicates that the crash occurred in the vicinity of Los Fresnos in the early evening hours. Reportedly, an unidentified driver with one passenger was traveling east on Highway 100 in a pickup truck. For reasons yet to be determined, the driver lost control of the truck. The vehicle rolled over, ejecting the passenger.

3 things to know about job injuries

Getting hurt on the job can be a real nightmare. Not only is there the physical pain -- and corresponding medical expenses -- but for those who miss work due to their injuries there is also an added financial worry. This leaves many wondering just what their rights are and what to do next.

Texas is unique in the fact that not all employers are required to carry workers' compensation insurance coverage. This means the process to obtaining compensation can be even more confusing. However, it is important to remember that even though workers' compensation may not be on the table, workers who are hurt on the job do have legal options.

Fatal accident in Kyle kills 1, causes serious injuries to others

A Texas police chief in Kyle reported that, due to construction work and lane closures, several of his police officers were present and witnessed an accident that caused the death of one person and injured several others. The fatal accident reportedly occurred on SB I-35 shortly after midnight on a recent Friday. The Kyle Police officers started rescue operations while awaiting the arrival of the fire department.

According to an accident report, a pickup truck carrying three passengers was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. The impact caused the pickup truck to smash into the back of another big rig before catching fire. Two of the passengers were reportedly rescued from the burning wreck and transported to a hospital in the area with serious injuries. A third occupant of the pickup was declared dead at the accident scene.

Fatal I-10 car crash claims life of 71-year-old Texas driver

Car accidents involving drivers who cross over the center median on Texas highways are all too prevalent. Such a car crash claimed the life of a Houston resident on a recent Tuesday afternoon. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, three vehicles were involved in the collision that occurred on Interstate 10 in the vicinity of the Goodyear plant.

An accident report indicates that a pickup truck was heading west on the interstate when its 21-year-old driver swerved left and drove onto the dividing median. The truck reportedly smashed through the cable barrier and entered the lanes of the eastbound traffic. It slammed head-on into the car of a 71-year-old woman, causing critical injuries.

Unrestrained child killed in fatal accident, baby critical

Losing a child in a car accident is something that is not wished upon anybody. A Texas family has to cope with such trauma after they were involved in a fatal accident on a recent Saturday night. In addition to losing one child, an infant suffered critical injuries.

An accident report indicates that the crash occurred in Harris County. A family was reportedly traveling to a go-kart facility in a van. When the driver slowed down to make a left turn, another driver who was going in the same direction was caught unaware. He was likely traveling too close behind the van or distracted and smashed into the left side of the van.

Passenger who refuses to buckle up dies in fatal accident

A Texas family lost a son who was only 19 years old on a recent Thursday morning. He was killed in a fatal accident on West Interstate 2. According to a police report, the young man was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a one-car crash.

The accident report indicates that the driver lost control of the car when he switched lanes. Reportedly, his vehicle struck the concrete wall on the center median. The impact caused the car to flip over, ejecting the backseat passenger. The car apparently landed on top of the ejected passenger, causing fatal injuries.

3M sued for alleged defective product that caused leg amputation

When the medical conditions of Texas residents require the use of medical devices, they will naturally expect it to be efficient and relieve the conditions for which it was applied. Unfortunately, a defective product can cause life-altering injuries with loads of financial and emotional consequences. 3M and a medical facility in another state are facing a federal lawsuit alleging a defective medical device caused the amputation of a patient's leg.

Court documents state that a Vietnam War and police veteran's knee joint was replaced in a surgical procedure in 2007. To keep him warm, a special blanket -- called a Bair Hugger -- was used. The device blows hot air through a hose to the blanket that is placed under or over the patient. The plaintiff alleges that the hot air that was blown onto his skin was contaminated and caused a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in the open wound during surgery.

Plane crash claims 2 lives in Texas

Two people lost their lives in an aviation accident in Texas on a recent Tuesday morning. The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the plane crash that occurred at the Elmdale Airpark in Abilene. A preliminary accident report is expected to be ready within seven to 10 days.

According to witnesses, the small plane took off and then went into a nose-dive when it reached an altitude of about 200 feet. Both occupants were declared dead at the crash site. They were reported to be two out-of-state men, ages 63 and 33. It is unclear which one was the pilot of the aircraft.

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