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Car accidents may occur when center lines are breached

A man recently lost his life in a Texas motor vehicle crash. Meanwhile, another man and a woman suffered injuries in the head-on collision. These types of car accidents sometimes take place due to a driver's negligence, which is grounds for a liability lawsuit in the Lone Star State.

The crash took place at about 8:15 a.m. on a Tuesday. According to police, a man was driving his car south along FM 939, a country road. At the same time, a man and a woman were driving north along the road. All of a sudden, the first car reportedly breached the road's center stripe.

5 safety tips from professional truck drivers

The United States transportation industry doesn't have enough truck drivers. This means that numerous transportation companies are offering incredible financial incentives to anyone willing to take the plunge and become a trucker. It also means that there will be a lot of new and inexperienced truck drivers on our nation's highways.

These new truck drivers may lack the experience required to be as safe as possible. Whether you're new to the trucking industry or you're a veteran trucker, the following five professional truck driver safety tips are for you:

Defective products include Mazda and Nissan cars

A couple of recent automobile-related recalls may impact drivers in Texas. The defective products being recalled include thousands of both Mazda cars and Nissan cars. The problem with these cars is that their Takata airbags may explode.  

Mazda has decided to recall about 270,000 motor vehicles due to the airbag issue. Apparently, the chemicals used to make the airbags inflate may deteriorate in certain conditions. As a result, the airbags can deploy too forcefully, therefore causing a canister made of metal to blow apart. This, in turn, can lead to flying shrapnel, which can harm passengers and drivers. The problematic airbags are present in certain Mazda vehicles with the model years of 2003 to 2008.

Car accidents may occur due to running red light

A high schooler's life was recently snuffed out in a tragic car crash that took place in Texas. The collision occurred in the area of Highway 69 and County Road 474. The high school student was 15. These types of car accidents sometimes occur due to a motorist's carelessness, which is grounds for litigation in the Lone Star State.

The motor vehicle collision took place at around 6:50 a.m. on a Monday. According to authorities, a car blew through a red light. The car ended up colliding with another car as a result.

Oil fields are a hazard to workers in America

There is no secret about the dangers of oil fields. These workplaces are unpredictable and can have hazards that lead to fatal workplace injuries.

The oil industry is a high-hazard industry. What this means is that people who work in it are at a higher likelihood of injury or death as a result of accidents on the job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the rate of fatal injuries at work in the United States was around three out of 100,000 full-time workers in 2014. In the oil and gas industry, the rates were as much as five times higher than that. In 2014, 142 people in the gas and oil sector died from injuries they suffered at work.

Failure to yield may cause fatal car accidents

Two men sadly have lost their lives in a tragic car crash in Texas. The car crash occurred on a recent Tuesday afternoon. These types of car accidents sometimes result from a driver's negligence, which is grounds for civil litigation in the Lone Star State.

The two-car accident happened at a little before 4:30 p.m. According to authorities, a man, 23, was driving west on a road. However, he reportedly did not yield to traffic while at a stop sign.

Precautions might avoid fatal oilfield accidents

Workers employed on onshore oil rigs in Texas risk their lives every day. From chemical hazards to environmental and structural hazards, these work environments are some of the most dangerous in the country. Most of the dangers that cause oilfield accidents can be averted by taking some precautions.

The fact that petroleum and chemicals such as hydrogen sulfide are highly flammable makes fires on oil rigs the most significant safety hazard. Furthermore, unaddressed pressure can cause deadly explosions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a considerable percentage of onshore oil field fatalities involve falls from elevated levels, but dropped tools that strike other workers cause even more deaths. For this reason, it is crucial for workers to wear hard hats.

Many types of oilfield accident claims get denied by Big Oil

There's no denying that those who work on offshore drilling rigs have dangerous, arduous jobs. The industry is pocked by catastrophic explosions like 2010's Deepwater Horizon ignition and subsequent oil spill that killed 11 and jeopardized wildlife and countless individuals living along the Gulf Coast.

But while these type of offshore accidents typically garner a great deal of press coverage, there are countless other incidents that threaten the lives and well-being of those who work in the offshore oil industry. Because these occurrences draw far less media attention, they often go unreported.

Crayons, toy cars among recently recalled defective products

A couple of items designed for children to enjoy were recently recalled due to defects in them. The first recall of defective products, which may impact Texas consumers, involves crayons. The second one covers toy cars.

In the case of the first recall, Discount School Supply decided to recall around 2,200 Colorations extra-large crayons, as the red crayons might contain glass. As a result, these crayons may cut their users. The company has already received a couple of reports about red crayons containing glass, although there have been no reported injuries. The items were sold online at the company's website between June 2017 and October 2017.

Head-on car accidents often have fatal outcomes

Two men recently lost their lives in a tragic head-on motor vehicle crash in Texas. Now, their grieving family members are left wondering how these types of car accidents could so quickly take their loved ones from them. The head-on collision, which involved a pickup truck and a car, took place during the early morning hours along a rural highway.

The accident took place at 7 a.m. on a recent Tuesday. It occurred between County Road 380 and County Road 360 along U.S. Highway 79. According to police, a 33-year-old man was headed east along the highway in a compact car.

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