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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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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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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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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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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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It’s one of the biggest weekends in town.  Where else do you have 200,000+ motorcycle riders gather?  And have concerts featuring Bret Michaels, Blood Sweat & Tears, Blue Oyster Cult & Gallagher?  That’s right!! This weekend is once again time for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally. And while the bikers like to descend into Austin, and…

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I often have the misfortune of telling potential clients that I can’t help them because they didn’t come to us soon enough.  Clients often think they’re doing great to call us several months before a statute of limitations runs. But that’s not always enough notice.  A number of cases require immediate attention.  For example, in…

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Earlier this week, Eliot Alfred Carvajal, was allegedly driving drunk and led Austin Police Department officers on a police chase (with speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour) that started in North Austin on I35 and ended in a fatal collision in South Austin near Brodie Lane.  As the car neared Brodie, Carvajal lost control of the…

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For the second time in less than a month, Austin has experienced a traffic fatality from a driver driving the wrong way on a highway.  Early Saturday morning, a woman in her twenties was killed as she was driving the wrong way in the northbound lanes of the I35 lower deck.  The wrong-way driver hit two other vehicles and was killed after…

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