2021 could be record year in traffic deaths

2021 could be record year in traffic deaths

Accidents
Two people killed in a crash early Thursday and a pedestrian who died this week after a hit-and-run in South Austin bring the number of…

Federal government open investigation into Tesla Autopilot system

Federal government open investigation into Tesla Autopilot system

Safety, Defective Products
The U.S. government has opened an investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot partially automated driving system after a series of collisions with…

5 Reasons To Attend Physical Therapy After a Car Accident

5 Reasons To Attend Physical Therapy After a Car Accident

Medicine
According to the National Safety Council, there were nearly 4.8 million car accidents resulting in injury in the United States in 2020 (…

Funeral, procession for police officer killed in on-duty crash today

Funeral, procession for police officer killed in on-duty crash today

Accidents
A public visitation and funeral for Austin police officer Lewis “Andy” Traylor, who died last weekend from injuries sustained in an on-duty…

Austin officer dies of injuries from crash

Austin officer dies of injuries from crash

Accidents
Austin police and first responders from across Texas are mourning the loss of Lewis “Andy” Traylor, an officer who died Saturday of injuries…

First lawsuit filed in deadly chemical leak

First lawsuit filed in deadly chemical leak

Defective Products
The first lawsuit filed in this week's deadly chemical leak at the LyondellBasell La Porte plant alleges the company showed 'gross…

Motorcycle helmets save lives

Motorcycle helmets save lives

Safety
In 1966, Congress passed the first federal motor-vehicle safety bill, requiring that all new cars come with seatbelts — and that any state…

Police ID pedestrian who died after being struck by car in North Austin

Police ID pedestrian who died after being struck by car in North Austin

Accidents
Austin police have identified the woman who was was struck by a car and died in Northeast Austin. Police on Wednesday said Cynthia Leonard…

Americans drove less in 2020, but more died in crashes

Americans drove less in 2020, but more died in crashes

Safety, Accidents
Pandemic lockdowns and stay-at-home orders kept many drivers off U.S. roads and highways last year. But those who did venture out found open…

Recent Crashes in Austin

Recent Crashes in Austin

Accidents
North Austin A pedestrian was hospitalized Friday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle in North Austin, Austin-Travis County EMS medics…

Rate of traffic deaths rises during pandemic

Rate of traffic deaths rises during pandemic

Safety
The rate of traffic deaths jumped in the first half of 2020, and safety experts blame drivers who sped up on roads left open when the COVID…

Recent crash fatalities in Austin

Recent crash fatalities in Austin

Accidents
SOUTHEAST AUSTIN One person was killed early Monday in a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a vehicle in Southeast Austin, Austin-Travis…

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