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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing the regulation that would require testing for the fatigue-inducing disorder that has been blamed for deadly rail crashes in New York City and New Jersey and several highway crashes.   The agencies argue that it…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

Austin police have arrested a man who they said was intoxicated when he crashed into a car on North Lamar Boulevard on Thursday night, sending another man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to an arrest affidavit. Tremaine Purnell, 35, faces charges of intoxication assault and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, jail records…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

A pedestrian was seriously injured while crossing the street in East Austin by a vehicle that took off, but not without leaving its front license plate behind, according to the driver’s arrest affidavit. Police responded to a call at about 2:48 a.m. Saturday of a person possibly hit by a car. The victim was crossing…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

As Americans toast to Independence Day this Fourth of July, there’s another side to the celebrations they may want to avoid: death by drunk drivers. The Fourth of July is among the deadliest days for drunk driving every year, thanks to people both drinking and driving more. According to an analysis by the Insurance Institute…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

Manor police say a 7-year-old boy was the victim of an unprovoked dog attack on Monday night. Police said the child was playing in the yard of a home in the 14400 block of Callan Court around 8:08 p.m. when the dog, a pit bull mix, ran out of a residence as its owner opened…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

A man died in New Braunfels on Wednesday morning after being hit by a pickup truck while walking across Texas 46. Police say the crash happened in the 1100 block of the highway around 12:06 a.m. The man, identified by police as 32-year-old Rudy Varela Jr. of New Braunfels, had been driving a Volkswagen Jetta…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

Two people face charges after their Buick sedan crashed into a group of cyclists in South Austin on Saturday, sending four people to the hospital, including one who was in critical condition over the weekend, Austin police said. Devin Donnel Rodriguez, 25, was charged with driving with an invalid license after the incident. According to…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

A man killed in a crash at the intersection of Texas 71 and FM 973 earlier this week has been identified as 46-year-old Juan Narciso Garcia, police said Thursday. Police responded at 6:15 a.m. on Monday to reports of a wreck at the intersection. According to a preliminary police investigation, a white Ford F-350 was…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

A family’s pit bull was found with blood around its mouth near a 3-week-old baby who died with bite marks on her, police say. Susannah Murray was left alone Thursday night in a bounce chair when adults went on the porch. An adult came into check on her five minutes later and saw she was…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

Texas Department of Public Safety investigators believe the driver of a large, dually pickup truck involved in a head-on crash with a church bus in Uvalde County on Wednesday afternoon crossed into an oncoming lane for an unknown reason just before the crash, authorities confirmed on Thursday. DPS Sgt. Robbie Barrera said the pickup’s driver…

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