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Drivers in Houston, Harris County, and anywhere in Texas drive on some of the deadliest roads in the country. Texas has always had a serious problem with traffic fatalities, but fatal accidents have actually increased over the past five years. Nowhere are drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists more at risk than when passing through an intersection.
Sadly, in 2013, Houston was named the #1 most dangerous city in the country for red-light accidents. Between 2004 and 2013, 181 people died in Houston intersections from drivers running red lights. That figure only includes these types of accidents, just one common cause of fatal traffic accidents in Harris County. [Read more…]
This March, Houston, Texas, mourned the loss of three teen girls whose lives were cut short by a tragic car crash that could have been avoided. Jade Robinson, 17, Brianna Robinson, 19, and Brittanie Johnson, 18, were returning from a spring break trip to Padre Island when their friend and driver used her cell phone’s GPS feature. The driver swerved, over-corrected and collided head-on with an 18-wheeler, killing her three passengers.
Jade was the captain of her school’s volleyball team and recently received a full scholarship to Tennessee Wesleyan in the fall. It was just the latest fatal car crash in the Houston area that involved distracted driving, most often caused by motorists texting while driving. [Read more…]