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Truck accident takes the life of mother and 3 children

Everyday families make the choice to pile into the car accepting the risks of the Texas roadways. Although the majority of drivers and their passengers make it to their destination safely, everyday accidents occur. These accidents often lead to serious consequences including severe injuries, permanent disability, and even wrongful death.

Sleepy is not cute when it's behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler

It is a world of multi-tasking, with most of us having to balance work with other priorities such as school, family, friends and potentially more work. It is no surprise that many of us are consistently exhausted during our everyday lives.

Groups want to wake trucking industry to dangers of sleep apnea

Imagine that you are driving home with your husband in the middle of a sunny Texas summer day. The last thing you are worried about is other drivers falling asleep at the wheel. All of the sudden you see in your rear view mirror a huge semi-truck barreling down on you. You don't have any time to get out of the way and the truck hits you like, well, like a semi-truck. Your car spins out of control and the next thing you know you wake up after being unconscious only to find your husband dead next to you.This is what happened to a woman of New Braunfels, Texas. "If you could have seen the scene that killed my husband ... or any of the other scenes that have been tied to sleep apnea and truck wrecks, it does look like a war zone," said the wife who lost her husband. The truck driver responsible for the fatal truck accident wasn't simply tired. He suffered from an untreated sleep disorder that puts him and others at risk on the road.

Sleeping driver causes severe injury in Texas truck accident

Before one Texas truck driver probably even had eaten his turkey for Thanksgiving, he got too tired to be behind the wheel. Sources report that on Thursday morning, a man caused a truck accident when he nodded off while driving.

Texas truck accident victim sues for getting hit by a circus

Most of us have probably been to a circus at some point in our lives. People seem to either love them or hate them. One thing is certain for a woman who was injured in a Texas truck accident: She doesn't like the circus that rear-ended her vehicle a couple of years ago.

Loss of family to truck accident leaves Texas man seeking justice

Sadly, it is no surprise that motor vehicle accidents happen every day. Many of them are minor and leave no injury or death in their wakes, but others cause devastation that is difficult to comprehend. The destruction that a severe crash can cause goes beyond damage to a car or even loss of life. There are friends and family members left to live with the loss of their loved ones to others' carelessness.

Sleep apnea risks exist not just in bed, but on the road, too

Truck driving is an important field of work, but it is also one that carries a great deal of responsibility. Not only is it important that whatever drivers are carrying on their rigs gets where it needs to be and arrives on time, drivers also need to be alert and aware for long stretches at a time in order to keep themselves and other people on the roads safe.

Will the U.S. ban truckers from using cell phones while driving?

Cell phones have become a major convenience in our lives. What started off as a "just for emergencies" tool or a way to check on or check in with loved ones has turned into a communication lifeline with the rest of the world. Some argue that cell phone use has gone too far, causing too many injuries and even fatalities as people are talking on their cell phones while driving. Distracted driving can be especially dangerous when committed by commercial drivers who are controlling large vehicles such as 18-wheelers or buses.

Tanker truck driver reportedly causes explosive Texas crash

It is important for every driver on the road to understand and follow traffic laws. It isn't just for their own safety, but it's for the safety of others around them. Every moment that someone is behind the wheel can make a difference in a person's future. A Texas truck accident proves the difference that one moment can make.

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