Every year, on the Friday after Thanksgiving, stores open early while it is still dark outside to crowds of eager shoppers hoping to score a discounted deal on a hot item, such as a television or laptop. While many of the deals are attractive and can help bargain shoppers score holiday gifts for loved ones at a fraction of the regular retail price, Black Friday has a darker side. In recent years, the shopping holiday has become notorious for overzealous shoppers who will stop at nothing to nab a coveted deal in short supply. The Dallas news has extensively covered reports of stampedes at retail giants like Walmart. One spate of injuries that has been overlooked, however, have not occurred inside the stores on Black Friday but rather, on the streets.
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Texas has seen more than its fair share of unenviable weather, and every year drivers in Dallas and the rest of our fair state face dangers from flash flooding
As a Texas driver, you need to understand what the risk is, how to handle it properly, and what can happen to those who fail to heed flash flood warnings. Read the rest »
As Texans begin the slow recovery process from Hurricane Harvey, the unfortunate truth is that many people will disregard or fail to comprehend the danger of driving down flooded streets. But that danger is very real and needs to be respected – because underestimating it can be a deadly mistake. Read the rest »
The Dallas Cowboys’ season so far has been an exciting one. And at this point, many folks may be planning to attend the games. With their history of making the playoffs, the Cowboys are looking good this year. For many fans, the journey to the playoffs is one they watch from the safety and comfort of their couches at home.
But if you are one of the loyal fans hitting the road to support the Cowboys, there are a few safe driving rules to keep in mind so that you get to (and from) the game safely.
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Summer nights. Radio playing your favorite songs while you cruise down some country roads with the windows down, singing along as the sun sets slowly in the horizon. Sounds like a picture-perfect memory.
However, there is a slight glare from the oncoming headlights of another car, and your car drifts slightly as you change the radio station. Suddenly, there are sirens. What happened?
An example of the danger of driving at night down rural roads. Read the rest »
Accidents can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. That’s why they are called accidents. But in wet weather and on slick roads, accidents become even more likely due to a wide variety of factors including:
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Car accidents are among the most common cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, and Dallas is no exception. According to the Center for Disease Control, car accidents account for 46 percent of all spinal cord injuries each year.
Traumatic spinal cord injuries put a tremendous amount of stress on that area of the body, causing it to flex outside of its normal range of motion. Because car accidents can happen at tremendous speeds, often jolting the passengers forward and backwards, the spine is left helpless along with the rest of the body. Read the rest »
Family car trips are an American tradition, one that’s been immortalized in movies and has become an annual event for many families across the United States. Whether it’s a trip to a national park, an amusement park, or to visit the grandparents, parents and children alike look forward to loading up the car and heading out for an adventure.
That’s what makes horror stories like this accident involving a minivan carrying two families being impacted by a semi, or this one, in which a collision with a gas tanker killed a woman’s husband and two children, particularly tragic. Family outings that were supposed to be fun suddenly turned tragic. Read the rest »
Rear end car accidents can be terrifying, especially because we rarely see them coming. While driving, our eyes are trained to fixate on what is in front and to the side of us, but it’s often what is behind us that can be the most dangerous.
These types of accidents can occur due to negligence, either from the car behind or in front. Most of the time, it is the car behind that commits the infraction, as they are the one that is held responsible for what is in front of them. Read the rest »
A driver whose car broke down on an I-20 service road in southern Dallas suffered injuries when he was struck by another vehicle while trying to repair his own. The Dallas County Sheriff’s Courtesy Patrol had responded to the scene and were attempting to help the driver when he was hit.
According to the sheriff’s office, the driver had stepped too far into a traffic lane. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, where he’s listed in “stable” condition. Police say that the driver who hit the man stopped at the scene and has been cooperating with authorities. Read the rest »
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