Posts Tagged ‘I35’

Another Wrong Way Crash In Austin

Early this morning (August 19th), Austin endured another wrong way crash, a wreck where a driver is driving the wrong way on a highway.  Details are not out yet, but one man was killed and two women were critically injured following a head-on collision on I35 southbound near Airport Boulevard. When a wreck like this…

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Car Wrecks: Avoiding Road Rage

My favorite example of Dallas traffic happened several years ago during Texas/OU weekend.  We were in college, driving on I35 (no doubt with the radio blaring), and I saw a driver four lanes over start screaming because he thought someone cut him off.  But he was screaming so loud that we could hear him, through…

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IH 35 Wrong Way Driver Kills A San Antonio Police Officer

If you’ve read this blog at all, you know that we closely follow stories about wrong way drivers because this is a phenomenon that seems like it should never happen, and yet it’s becoming routine. This morning, a San Antonio police officer, Officer Stephanie Brown, was tragically killed along I35 when a wrong way driver slammed his SUV…

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Bad Weather Leads To Hundreds of Car Wrecks In The Central Texas/I35 Corridor

Last night’s ice and snow has caused hundreds of auto accidents in the Central Texas/IH35 corridor. Austin reported over 200 car wrecks, including two fatal accidents.  In one accident, a 19 year old Plano man, Stephen Kendall, tragically lost his life when his vehicle collided with an 18 wheeler.  There was also another fatality at…

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More Austin/I35 Hit And Run Accidents

I’ve written about hit and run accidents before, but the problem just seems to be getting worse.  The Austin American Statesman is reporting on two more hit and run accidents from last week. In the first accident, Lacey Marie Seljos was charged with intoxication assault and failure to stop and render aid after she allegedly…

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More Austin and Texas Trucking Accident Dangers?

Last week, the federal government announced new plans to allow more Mexican trucking companies to have access to US highways.   Other than some limited trials, Mexican trucks have been limited by law to only driving within 25 miles of the US/Mexico border.  But under the new proposal, the trucks could continue on into the United…

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A Rash of Austin Auto-Pedestrian Crashes

In the last week of 2010, Austin had two fatal auto-pedestrian crashes along I35.  On December 30, 2010, Luis Ascencio-Sanchez was run over and killed along the access road IH 35 in North Austin.     On the other end of town, Robin Waitt was walking across the southbound lanes of I35 on December 21, 2010 when…

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Austin / I35 Trucking Accident Shows The Dangers Of I35

There was a tragic trucking accident yesterday on I35 near downtown.  Around 9:15 a.m., near the 6th-12th street exit on I35, a truck rear-ended another car, and likely caused a four car collision, though investigations are still underway.  Courtney Longbotham, of Waco, was killed and several others were seriously injured.  The early reports have included speculation that…

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What State Is Succeeding In Reducing Trucking Accidents?

Kudos to public safety officials in Massachusetts for their hard work in reducing trucking accidents. Three of the biggest safety hazards presented by the trucking industry are (1) too heavy of loads — which makes it more difficult to safely control the trucks; (2) improperly maintained vehicles; and (3) truckers driving beyond the allowed number…

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