Posts Tagged ‘IH 35’

Another Central Texas Wrong Way Driver Wreck

Early this morning, a driver driving the wrong way on IH 35 near Kyle (where I grew up) caused a wreck that killed four people and injured two others. In this instance, the wrong way driver was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of IH 35 at the Kyle Parkway exit.  Unfortunately, the car hit…

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Another Fatal Austin Wrong Way Driving Wreck

Yesterday, Austin saw yet another fatal wreck caused by a driver going the wrong way on one of our highways.  In this round, driver John McClintock was arrested for driving the wrong way on Mopac, where he is alleged to have hit and killed Domonick Turner. Sadly, this type of thing happens way too frequently.…

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Where Are Most Of Austin's Bicycle Wrecks?

The folks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab have used all that MIT brainpower to put together an interactive map showing Austin’s bike wrecks. Using data from the Texas Department of Transportation, they’ve mapped over 1,400 wrecks to come up with this map.  Not only does the map show the location for the…

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Austin Pedestrian & Bike Accidents An Increasing Problem

According to this morning’s Austin American Statesman, Austin has seen a record number of pedestrian and cyclist fatalities despite the fact that there are still six weeks to go in the year. About half of the pedestrian fatalities were caused in large part by the pedestrians not being careful.  For example, a number of the…

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San Marcos – New Braunfels Bus Crash

This morning, a Mares Tours charter bus bound for Dallas rolled over on Interstate 35 between New Braunfels and San Marcos near the San Marcos outlet malls.  Early indications are that all twenty-one people are injured, with three individuals suffering life-threatening head injuries.  While the investigation is just beginning, reports suggest the bus left the roadway and overcorrected, causing…

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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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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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Weary Truckers Create A Risk For I35 Trucking Accidents

IH 35 is a bit unique in that it spans from the southern border with Mexico to the northern border with Canada.  But no matter where you are along the highway, you face a grave danger of being involved in a trucking accident.  And yesterday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune had a good article, based in large…

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Beware The Dangers Of Pulling Over On The Side Of The Road

I received a news story of a trucking wreck on IH 35 in Oklahoma where two gentlemen, Phillip Martin and Brian Robertson, were having car troubles.  They pulled over to the side of the road, got out of their vehicle, and went to sit against the passenger side of their truck in the shade until help…

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