Category Archives: Car accidents

Texting While Driving: An Incredible Risk

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The problem of texting while driving has been an increasing concern over the past few years. Using a cell phone to communicate via text message has become commonplace. The temptation to ‘just send out one quick text’ while driving is huge, and so are the potential consequences of doing so. Distracted driving affects all of […]

Are Older Drivers More Dangerous Than Younger Drivers?

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According to a recent study, researchers concluded that pedestrians over 70 were five times more likely to die from being hit by a car than drivers 21-29. Interestingly, driving gets more dangerous with age, but older adults are actually more vulnerable while walking on the sidewalk than behind the wheel of a car. Additionally, elderly […]

Seventy-nine car pileup occurs in Port Arthur

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A seventy-nine car pileup occurred on Highway 73 in Port Arthur last week. Luckily, there were no fatalities, but 54 people were injured. Out of the injured, three people suffered serious injuries. Eighteen drivers involved in the crash were cited for multiple reasons including failure to stop and driving with a suspended license. When police […]

Fatal crashes cost an average of $6 million

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A car crash occurs in the U.S. every 15 minutes and a recent report shows that each car crash can cost up to $6 million. The Federal Highway Administration takes 11 factors into account when determining the cost of each crash. These include legal costs, property damage, and emergency services. AAA stated that U.S. spent […]

Friday morning accident sends two to hospital in St. Louis

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Two unidentified women were sent to the hospital after a car accident occurred early Friday morning. According to officials, the accident occurred at 1:45 a.m. when the two women were riding in a vehicle and collided with a decorative median on the roadway. The incident occurred right in front of Fox Theatre in midtown St. […]

Actress Reese Witherspoon struck by car

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Reese Witherspoon was struck by a car in Santa Monica and was hospitalized as a result. According to officials, thecar accident occurred on 20th Street and Georgina Ave. as she was jogging across the street and was struck by a vehicle driven by an 84-year-old woman. The woman was cited as a result of the […]

Two children were injured in bus crash

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Two children were injured in a St. Louis bus accident after the bus collided with a car in the downtown area. According to police officials, the crash occurred near the American Center on 9th Street. There were 17 children and a bus driver on the bus during the collision. It is unknown if this was […]

Texas billionaire killed in car crash in Aspen

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A philanthropist and Texas billionaire, Charlie Wyly, was killed in a car accident in Colorado on Monday. The 77-year-old man was attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 82 near his home in Aspen when he was hit on the driver’s side of his vehicle. According to Colorado police, emergency crews arrived at the […]

Two women injured in one-car accident on U.S. 61

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Two women were injured after being involved in a one-car accident on U.S. 61. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred as the 60-year-old driver was near Route KK and she attempted to turn left. The woman lost control of the car while turning and she ran off of the road. Both […]

Wrong-way crash kills one man

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A wrong-way driver caused a car accident on Interstate 55 that killed one man. According to Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 11:45 p.m. on I-55 and Bayless when a 46-year-old man was driving south in the  northbound lanes and swerving in between lanes when he collided head-on with another vehicle. The 51-year-old driver […]