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San Antonio — Man Suffers Broken Ankle After Woman Runs Him Over on Crystal Street

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 9:41 pm    

Just before 3 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, a man was injured after he was run over by a woman on the South Side of San Antonio, Texas.

According to initial reports, the man and the woman had left a bar when they got into an argument, and he walked off with her property in the 2000 block of Crystal Street. She then drove past him and tried to cut him off. The woman ultimately did it again, hitting the man in an attempt to get her property back.

As a result, the man sustained a broken ankle, and he was brought to University Hospital.

The woman was detailed by the police.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the unidentified man. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Car accidents are reported to be deadly for pedestrians particularly. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates that the number of pedestrian deaths in the U.S. is 6,000 in 2017. This is a 27% increase from 2007 to 2016, and it is said that the number in 2017 is a 25-year high.

Additionally, there are five states that had the most number of pedestrian fatalities in 2017, and these are California, Florida, New York, Arizona, and Texas. These states accounted for about 43% of pedestrian fatalities during the first half of 2017 despite the fact that they are home to only 30% of the U.S. population. The GHSA also claims that children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to this kind of accident.

Car accidents, especially the auto-pedestrian ones, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/auto-pedestrian accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


San Antonio — Motorcyclist Dead After Striking Car on Southwest Loop 410

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 9:23 pm    

On the morning of Thursday, July 11, 2019, a motorcyclist was killed in a vehicular accident that occurred on the South Side of San Antonio, Texas.

According to initial reports, an 18-wheeler truck lost control on Southwest Loop 410, near the Somerset Road exit, and rolled over, spilling concrete rocks and debris all over the roadway. As a result, the traffic suddenly stopped, and the motorcyclist was unable to stop on time, thus causing him to hit the vehicle directly in front of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the driver of the tractor-trailer was brought to University Hospital. His condition is not known.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified motorcyclist. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Motorcycle accidents, a type of vehicular accident, are common despite the fact that motorcycles are initially believed to be far less crashworthy than closed vehicles. In 2016, the NHTSA reported that 5,286 people died in motorcycle accidents. In the same year as well, it is reported that motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled.

Additionally, an accident involving a tractor-trailer is another kind of vehicular accident, and it is a deadly one just because of the fact that a tractor-trailer is one of the largest and most dangerous vehicles in the world. It is estimated that there are more than 2 million tractor-trailers roaming in the United States, and each year, they get involved in about 500,000 accidents. And since the size of a tractor-trailer is enormous, the results of this kind of accident are catastrophic, from a severe injury to death.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving motorcycles and trucks, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in motorcycle accidents/truck accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


San Antonio — Teenager Dies After Police Car Chase Ends in Rollover Crash at La Cantera Parkway Exit

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 9:08 pm    

At approximately 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019, a 15-year-old boy was killed in a rollover crash caused by a police car chase that occurred on the far Northwest Side of San Antonio, Texas.

According to initial reports, police officers tried to stop an SUV, which was suspected to be stolen, but the driver fled and began to speed down Interstate 10. However, moments later, the driver of the suspect vehicle lost control of the SUV, crashed into a wall, and rolled over at the La Cantera Parkway exit. The SUV then flipped into a grassy median.

The driver and two others attempted to run from the scene but were caught by officers. A 15-year-old boy, Nathan Jacob Ochoa, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believed that there were eight people inside, and they were all teenagers.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Nathan Jacob Ochoa. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

In addition to this, a police chase is not uncommon in the United States. In fact, in 2012, about 68,000 vehicle pursuits were reported. It is also common for police chases to end in death or injury. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that from 1996 to 2015, an average of 355 people were killed every year in pursuit-related accidents. A third of the number consist of innocent bystanders, and a USA Today investigation has noted that chases kill black people — both as innocent bystanders and as the target of the pursuit — 3 times more than anybody else.

Police car chases that end in a crash are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who are experts in cases like this. That is why, if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — Teenager Injured After Police Car Chase Ends in Fiery Crash on Southwest Freeway

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 8:50 pm    

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, a teenager suffered minor injuries after he got involved in a police car chase that ended in a crash in southwest Houston, Texas.

According to initial reports, police officers tried to pull over the teenage driver for speeding, but the driver refused to stop and took off instead, thus leading the authorities on a brief chase. The chase ended when the driver lost control of the vehicle, hit a gas line, crashed into a fence, and landed in the backyard near the pool of a home located on the Southwest Freeway, near Chimney Rock Road.

The impact of this crash caused the vehicle to burst into flames, but luckily, the driver was able to escape with only minor injuries. He was brought to a hospital to get checked out.

One officer crashed into a light pole during the incident. He was not injured and did not have to be transported to a hospital.

The teen will likely face a charge of evading arrest.

It is great to hear that no one was seriously injured in this accident. Sadly, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Vehicular accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

In addition to this, a police chase is not uncommon in the United States. In fact, in 2012, about 68,000 vehicle pursuits were reported. It is also common for police chases to end in death or injury. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that from 1996 to 2015, an average of 355 people were killed every year in pursuit-related accidents. A third of the number consist of innocent bystanders, and a USA Today investigation has noted that chases kill black people — both as innocent bystanders and as the target of the pursuit — 3 times more than anybody else.

Police car chases that end in a crash are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers who are experts in cases like this. That is why, if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — 1 Person Dies After Pickup Truck Crashes into Motorcycle Shop on North Freeway

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 8:30 pm    

At approximately 8:25 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, one person was killed in a fiery crash that occurred in north Houston, Texas.

According to initial reports, a pickup truck was traveling along the North Freeway feeder road when all of a sudden, it crashed into Team Mancuso Powersports North, a motorcycle dealership located on the corner of North Freeway and Memory Lane. The impact of this collision caused the truck to catch fire, thus killing the person inside.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified person. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Moreover, it is fairly common to hear about vehicles crashing into buildings. In fact, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reported that in 2016, there were 266 cases of this kind of crash in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties. This is an increase from the numbers in 2014 (255) and 2015 (240).

Rob Reiter and Mark Wright also reported in another statistics that of the crashes into buildings that happened between 2014 and 2017 that they gathered, 24% of those were retail stores, 23% commercial buildings, 19% restaurants, and the remainder comprised of convenience stores, offices, and other non-residential buildings. Additionally, they said that the leading causes for these crashes are operator and pedal errors; they account for 30% and 25% of these crashes respectively. An operator error is when the driver accelerated too much or was speeding or was in the wrong gear. Pedal error, on the other hand, is when the driver made the mistake of stepping on the gas pedal instead of the brake.

There are other possible causes and factors for this kind of vehicular crash as well, and these are drunken/distracted driving, traffic accidents, medical emergencies, age, and even the weather (for example, the fog making the roads not visible, or the rain making the road slippery, etc.).

Car accidents are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Bryan — Man Dies After Striking Concrete Supports for Overpass on Texas State Highway 6

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 8:13 pm    

At approximately 4 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, a man was killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred in Bryan, Texas.

According to initial reports, Ricardo Gonzalez, 44, was traveling along Texas State Highway 6, near the northbound MLK exit, when all of a sudden, he left the road and struck the concrete supports for the overpass. He was the only person inside the vehicle at the time of the crash, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified man. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Moreover, statistics show that about 16% of these car accidents are crashes where the vehicle leaves the road. In this type of car crash, a car would usually collide into a lamppost, a tree, or a building, etc. Lamppost and tree collisions comprise about 31% of fatalities in this type of vehicular accident.

Car accidents are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — Man Dies After Being Ejected from Vehicle During Rollover Crash on Interstate 10

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 7:51 pm    

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, a man was killed in a rollover accident that occurred in west Houston, Texas.

According to initial reports, the man was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 when all of a sudden, he crashed into the barrels that separate the HOV lane from the main lanes. The impact of this collision caused the SUV to flip and roll over several times before coming to a stop near the exit ramp.

The man was ejected during the crash, and his body was found in the middle of the main lanes.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified man. Alas, he is not the only one whose life is taken away by a vehicular accident. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

A particular kind of vehicular accident that is considered to be one of the deadliest is a rollover. A 2010 statistics showed that rollovers comprised only 2.1% of nearly 9.1 million vehicular accidents, but they did account for well over 35% of all deaths. According to numerous studies, about 69% of the people who died from rollovers were not wearing any seatbelts at the time of the accident.

Vehicular accidents, especially those involving rollovers, are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/rollover accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


HUDSPETH COUNTY, TX — Truck Driver Killed in Fiery West Texas Crash

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 2:47 pm    

Officials are reporting that on Saturday, July 13th, at 10:50PM, an 18-wheeler was traveling down the eastbound lanes of I-10, about ten miles outside of Sierra Blanca, a small town located in far West Texas, when it crashed into the back of another semi-truck. 

The Texas Department of Public Safety stated that the driver, Kulwinder Singh, 36, of Van Nuys, California, slammed into the back of the second 18-wheeler. He then became trapped in the cab of his truck when it caught fire upon collision. He did not survive. 

The other driver, Reymundo Abilio Tejada, 65, also of Van Nuys, California, sustained injuries but is in stable condition, according to the DPS. It is unknown if he was hospitalized. 

We are saddened to hear of Mr. Singh’s passing, and our condolences are with his family and loved ones. We also wish Mr. Tejada a speedy recovery. 

No further details have been provided on the nature of the accident, however collisions involving 18-wheelers are especially prevalent in rural West Texas and share a number of common causes. 

Common Causes of Big Rig Accidents

  • Driver fatigue

According to the Texas Trucking Association, the state is short nearly 50,000 truck drivers and that number is only expected to increase. With a rapidly retiring workforce, lack of interest from younger generations, stagnant wages, and increasing freight loads, truck drivers are burdened with longer working hours and less time to get from point A to point B. 

  • Drug and alcohol use

Legal and illegal drug and alcohol use contributes to nearly 65,000 big rig accidents annually. Inconsistent drug and alcohol testing for CDL drivers operating a commercial vehicle is a significant issue. Furthermore, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that 22 percent of truck drivers were driving while receiving disability benefits for epilepsy, alcohol addiction, or drug dependence.

  • Texting and driving

The likelihood of being involved in an accident on the road is 23.2 times higher for truck drivers who text while behind the wheel than for those who don’t. 

Other common causes: 

  • Overweight freight loads
  • Improper vehicle inspection and maintenance
  • Cargo security
  • Poor road conditions and infrastructure, especially in rural West Texas

Road Fatality Prevention Measures

Road accidents involving 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles are only expected to increase. While it can be difficult to prevent human errors that cause 18-wheeler accidents, there are measures that can be taken to subdue the number of fatalities that are expected to occur in the future:

  • Drivers must adhere to limited work hours regulations, such as the 11-hour driving limit and 60-hour weekly duty limit. If the demand for new truck drivers is to be met, life on the road must be improved with shorter work hours and more time to rest.
  • Practice safe driving, for both truckers and passenger vehicles.
    • No tailgating, use turn signals, minimize lane changing, stay out of blind spots, use caution in work zones and in inclement weather, and apply breaks early.
  • Logistics professionals must be cognizant of safety measures such as land transportation safety policies, routine commercial vehicle inspections, and proper freight load management that would further reduce drivers’ exposure to fatal road hazards.

Get the Justice You Deserve

Road fatalities and injuries involving 18-wheelers are serious realities for both big rig operators and regular vehicle passengers. Fortunately, there are lawyers who specialize in truck driving accident injury cases and can help you get the justice that you or your family deserve.


KATY, TX — Pilot Killed When Single-Engine Plane Crashes into Community Center

Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 2:42 pm    

Authorities are reporting that shortly before 10:30AM on Sunday, July 14th, a single-engine aircraft struck several trees before slamming into the Mason Creek Community Center at Kingsland Boulevard and Houghton Road, a staple of the Nottingham Country neighborhood.

The fixed-wing plane, a 2009 Cessna 172 Skyhawk, crashed into the pool facility storage building, killing the pilot and scattering flaming debri around an empty pool, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Fortunately, no one on the ground was struck and there were no passengers on the plane.

The National Transportation Safety Board will lead the investigation. No details were provided on the cause of the accident.

The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the pilot as 69-year-old Nodhir Medhora, a native of India and mechanical engineer at Exxon-Mobil. 

We are saddened to hear of Mr. Medhora’s untimely passing. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. 

 

According to the most recent data from the NTSB, there were a total of 1,335 civil aviation accidents in the U.S. in 2016, 38 of which involved commuter and on-demand carriers–small aircrafts with 10 or fewer passenger seats. Nine of those accidents resulted in 27 fatalities. 

While the FAA states that since the 1970s there has been a 75% drop in corporate and business jet flights, accidents involving small aircraft passenger flights have increased by 20% in the last decade, and the fatality rate is up by 25%. 

Aviation accidents involving small commuter aircrafts lead to serious physical injuries and emotional and psychological damage, if not death. The unfortunate passing of these victims is a reminder that while aviation accidents are far more uncommon than other vehicular accidents, such collisions involving passenger cars, they are significantly more dangerous. 

Common Causes of Small Aircraft Accidents

Although the number of general aviation accidents is declining, the fatality rate of small aircraft accidents remains stubbornly flat. The following causes of aviation accidents are especially underlined in incidents involving small passenger aircrafts. 

Pilot error

  • Loss of control
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Lack of routine pilot proficiency checks
  • Poor risk management

Lack of safety features, such as:

  • Co-pilots
  • Back-up systems for navigation
  • Extra engines

Other causes: 

  • Equipment malfunction
  • Inclement weather
  • Fuel mismanagement

Taking Action

The FAA is making a difference to put the right technologies, regulations, and education initiatives in place to improve the safety of general aviation. Below are just a few of the actions that have been taken to reduce the fatality number to zero.

  • Pilot testing standards and training

The FAA has updated key elements of the airman certification system to include an enhanced focus on risk management.

  • New technologies

FAA has introduced new high-altitude air traffic control systems: En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM), and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) to streamline the certification and installation of equipment used to enhance pilots’ awareness of other traffic and improves safety in areas that radar cannot reach.

  • Enhanced aeronautical data

In 2016, the FAA launched the Got Data? External Data Access Initiative to give the private sector better access the FAA’s aeronautical data, including airports, navigation aids, fixes, obstacles, holding, approaches, and Temporary Flight Restriction information.

  • Aircraft design

Overhauled airworthiness by improving performance-based equipment standards to implement forward-looking, flexible rules that encourage innovation of small aircrafts.

What You Can Do

These types of cases involving aviation-related fatalities are substantially complex. If you or a loved one are a victim of an aviation accident, or you have lost a loved one to an aviation accident, it is important to choose an attorney with the knowledge and experience in such cases to help you or your family receive justice.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


San Antonio — Teenager Dead, 2 Others Injured in High-Speed Stolen Car Crash on Roosevelt Avenue

Posted on Sunday, July 14th, 2019 at 9:54 pm    

At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019, one teenager was killed and two others were injured in a stolen car crash that occurred on the South Side of San Antonio, Texas.

According to initial reports, the teens were operating a stolen car along Roosevelt Avenue at a high rate of speed when in the 2200 block, the vehicle slammed into a power pole and a fire hydrant before rolling over. The car then crashed into a warehouse, ejecting one teenager. The ejected teenager was promptly pronounced dead.

Two other people involved were brought to University Hospital for their injuries.

The San Antonio Police Department said that they had been looking for the stolen car since earlier Sunday morning.

Investigation is still ongoing for this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Moreover, statistics show that about 16% of these car accidents are crashes where the vehicle leaves the road. In this type of car crash, a car would usually collide into a lamppost, a tree, or a building, etc. Lamppost and tree collisions comprise about 31% of fatalities in this type of vehicular accident.

Car accidents are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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