Posts Tagged ‘APD’

Be Aware In Crosswalks

I was really ticked off yesterday. As I was driving home, I was approaching a crosswalk.  Normally, there isn’t anyone at the crosswalk, but yesterday someone was there waiting to cross (actually, one of my daughter’s dance teammates crossing to go to her dance studio). I stopped so that she could cross the street, and…

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Another Austin Wrong-Way Driver Wreck

Last night, two people were killed in a collision when a driver was driving down Mopac the wrong way. Just before 1:00 a.m., APD received calls of a driver driving southbound in the northbound lanes of Mopac.  The APD dispatched several police cars and even a police helicopter to try and intervene, but they couldn’t…

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Texas Tops The List For Auto-Train Collisions

Tuesday morning, the Austin Police Department conducted an unusual sting — one designed to catch drivers who disregard traffic signals at rail road crossings. Sadly, Texas is at the top of the list for train wrecks, and the problem is increasing in Austin as the commuter trains move into downtown.  Last year there were 16…

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APD Seeks To Reduce The Risks Of Distracted Driving

If you’ve read the blog regularly at all, you know that one of my pet topics is distracted driving.  We see distracted drivers causing unnecessary car wrecks and trucking wrecks and personal injuries on an almost weekly basis.  And police officers aren’t immune to the problem — in fact, the potential problem is worse for police…

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Austin Car Wrecks: APD Names 5 Most Dangerous Intersections

Yesterday, the Austin Police Department released its annual list of the 5 Most Dangerous Intersections in Austin.  The Top (or Bottom) Five are: Koenig Lane and Airport Blvd. MoPac and Scofield Ridge Congress Avenue and Cesear Chavez Riverside and Pleasant Valley Riverside and Willow Creek The list is a little misleading since it calculates the…

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Austin Police Department Is Trying To Reduce Injuries From Auto Accidents

The Austin Police Department is trying something a little new to reduce the number of injuries that Austinites suffer in car wrecks. The police department initiated their usual Click It or  Ticket campaign to encourage motorists to use their seat belts.  But this year, they’re adding a twist:  undercover police officers are dressing as panhandlers…

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Does Austin Have A Street Racing Problem?

This weekend, one family (including three young kids) lost their mother and another family lost their mother/grandmother because of  illegal street racing.   Fifty-three year old Maria Gaona De Corona and twenty-eight year old Adriana orales-Catalan were innocently sitting at a bus stop when nineteen year old Erick Armando Nuncio-Moreno blasted towards them, possibly at speeds…

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Personal Injury Law Round-Up #69

I apologize. I spent last Friday by the grill (thus the picture) and not grinding out another round-up. (We had brisket and pulled pork for those of you wondering.) But after that brief hiatus, the Personal Injury Law Round-Up is happy to return to the blogosphere. We’ve got a fair amount of news this week,…

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Austin Auto Wrecks — Fighting Driver Inattention

The risks of driver inattention have been well documented. As far back as February 1997, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study finding that people who drive while talking on cell phones are four times more likely to be in car wrecks than others. And we suspect the same type of results would…

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