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Families Concerned After Deaths in Houston Police Crashes

HOUSTON (AP) _ The families of two Houston residents killed in a series of recent traffic accidents involving local law enforcement said Thursday they believe their loved ones’ deaths are part of an ongoing problem with police pursuits and driver …

Wintry Weather Disrupts Travel Across the Heartland

DALLAS (AP) — Freezing rain and drizzle is disrupting travel from Central Texas to the Great Lakes, with ice-glazed roads leading to hundreds of traffic accidents. Hundreds of flights were canceled Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as freezing rain …

21 Killed, 3 Injured When Bus, Truck Crash in Southern Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A bus overturned while trying to pass a truck on a highway in southern Egypt on Tuesday, causing a collision that killed at least 21 people and injured three others, authorities said. The bus was travelling from …

14 Traffic Fatalities in Nine Day Span in Triad Area

Law enforcement officials in the Triad are urging motorists to drive safely after 14 people were killed in traffic accidents during a nine-day stretch in November. The Winston-Salem Journal reports members of local police departments held a news conference Friday …

North Dakota City Reports Rise in Traffic Accidents in 2014

The most recent statistics from the Williston Police Department show traffic accidents have increased in the city compared to 2013. The Williston Herald reports police logged 148 accidents in February, up from 124 a year before. Police say 50 hit-and-run …

Fewer Oklahoma Highway Deaths in July Than Prior Year

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says fewer people died on the state’s roads and highways in July than the same month last year. DPS says 51 fatalities were reported on Oklahoma roadways in July. A total of 60 highway …

14 People Die in Georgia Crashes During Holiday Period

The Georgia State Patrol says that traffic accidents during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 14 deaths across the state. Authorities said state troopers arrested more than 225 drivers on charges of driving under the influence. State Patrol …

June Traffic Accidents in North Dakota Down From 2013

Traffic accidents in Williston, N.D., fell dramatically in June compared to the same time a year ago. Officials in the northwestern North Dakota city have been emphasizing safety on the roads since oil patch traffic began to increase several years …

Alabama Troopers Reevaluating Snow Plans After Jam

A spokesman says Alabama state troopers were caught off guard by last week’s snow, which caused an overnight traffic jam on Interstate 65. Trooper spokesman Curtis Summerville says road conditions worsened faster than officials expected once the snow began coming …

Traffic Accidents Lead Cause of High-Severity Workers’ Comp Injuries: Study

Traffic accidents are a leading cause of high-severity workers’ compensation injuries. Moreover, they are pervasive; indeed, a 2006 study by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) noted that even the clerical classification has surprisingly high exposure to traffic accidents. …