A man in his 50's was riding a bicycle on Arapaho Road at about 11:00 p.m. when he got struck by a car, and was ejected from his bike onto the front of the vehicle. Those inside the car stopped to offer aid, and the man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
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Texas - The Lone Star State
Texas is the second largest U.S. state, behind Alaska, with an area of 268,820 square miles (696,200 km2). Texas is home to 10 climatic regions, 14 soil regions and 11 distinct ecological regions, and its vast cultural and economic diversity makes it difficult to categorize into just one cultural region of the United States. Texas was once its own independent republic before becoming annexed into the United States in 1845.
Major Roadways in Texas
- Interstate 10 is the southernmost transcontinental highway in the American Interstate Highway System, stretching from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica, California to the Atlantic near Jacksonville, Florida. Interstate 10 stretches for 879 miles within Texas, making it the longest continuous untolled freeway under a single authority in North America.
- Interstate 20 is a major east-west highway that begins at a junction with Interstate 10 near Kent, then passes through the state, passing through the Dallas/Fort Worth area, before leaving the state and entering Louisiana. Interstate 20 is currently 636 miles long.
- Interstate 35 runs north-south through the central US, from the American-Mexican border in Laredo to the Great Lakes in Duluth, Minnesota.
- Interstate 40 travels from Wilmington, North Carolina, to Barstow, California. It passes through many major cities such as Raleigh, North Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, Little Rock, Arkansas, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Interstate 45 is located entirely within the state of Texas, connecting the cities of Dallas and Houston. The portion of the Interstate between Houston and Galveston is known to locals as the Gulf Freeway.
The Climate Regions of Texas
Due to the expansiveness of the state, different areas of Texas experience distinctly different weather patterns. Texas is broken down into five primary climate regions: Northern Plains, Trans-Pecos Region, Texas Hill Country, Piney Woods, and South Texas.
- The Northern Plains region of Texas is located in the far north of the state, containing cities such as Amarillo and Wichita Falls. This part of Texas is considered part of the Tornado Alley region of the United States, and is defined as a semi-arid region. The area is prone to drought, and winter nights often see temperatures fall below the freezing mark. Texas sees more tornadoes than any other state in the union, with an average of 139 a year.
- The Trans-Pecos Region is located in the far west and west-central parts of Texas, containing the city of El Paso. Also known as Big Bend Country, this region contains the Chihuahuan Desert and is the driest part of the state.
- Texas Hill Country, or central Texas, experiences cool winters and hot summers. This region is famous for its many rivers and hills and often floods in the lower-lying areas. Austin and San Anotnio exist in this part of the state.
- The Piney Woods section of Texas is located in the far east, and experiences more rainfall than any other region because of humid air currents from the Gulf of Mexico. Because of its humid climate, eastern Texas is prone to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes, especially in the springtime. Hurricanes also strike this region during hurricane season in the late summer. Many of the major cities of Texas exist in this region, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Galveston, and Houston.
- South Texas is considered the southern most tip of the American Great Plains region, with rainfall similar to the Northen Plains. Areas on the coast are warm most of the year because of currents from the Gulf, and rain there is more abundant than inland. Corpus Christi and Laredo are located in this region.
Extreme weather conditions can make driving in Texas a challenge. Go to the Texas Department of Transportation to get more information about safe driving in all sorts of circumstances.
When someone is injured in an accident in Texas, a no-cost claim evaluation will help immediately.
Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling.
An injured person can find out if they have a valid legal claim that will help them begin to recover financially. Click on the badge to get information about an injured person's rights and options after a serious injury accident.
What to do after a Serious Accident in Texas
If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in a motor vehicle accident in Texas, it is essential to get legal assistance to cover the medical bills, lost income, and other costs that arise. A Texas personal injury attorney will make sure that you and your family are compensated so that you can begin rebuilding your life.
Accident reports by area
Most recent accident reports
A motorcyclist was riding in a group on Sunday morning on U.S. 59 at the Highway 288 entrance when he hit the side of a car a fell from his bike, landing in the middle of the freeway. A female driver was unable to avoid the motorcyclist in the road and struck him.
Houston police say two men allegedly robbed a person near Fulton and Billingsley streets around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The suspects then sped off, and the driver lost control along the METRORail line and crashed into one of the electrical poles.
Details remain limited, but there has been one confirmed death after a pileup involving multiple semi-trucks on I-30 near Horizon Road in Rockwall, TX that occured at about 6:30 p.m.
29-year-old Joshua Reed was on a kayaking outing with five other people on Trinity River, when they mistakenly entered a restricted area near an Eagle Mountain Lake dam at about 7:00 p.m.
A bicyclist was killed Saturday morning in a collision with a car in the West University area. David Rosenfeld, 47, was hit while he was on his way to a memorial ride for Jon Trevelise, a bicyclist who was hit by a car and killed in Galveston last spring.
Sometime overnight, a woman was driving an SUV near Walnut Hill when she was cut off by another vehicle and veered over the median. The driver then apparently hit the accelerator instead of the brakes, causing her to drive straight into a house.
A pickup truck was southbound on Loop 820 at about 11:40 a.m. when it crashed into the railing and fell from a bridge, landing on its roof. Three people have been confirmed dead, and have only been identified as two men and one woman. Check back for updates on this developing story.
At about 2:30 a.m., a man was driving a pickup truck at a high speed on Long Drive, and lost traction when he tried to turn onto Mayfair, causing his pickup truck to collide with a tree against its passenger's side.
A 4-year-old girl lost consciousness after she hit her head in the pool. Family and friends were close by to give the girl CPR but she was brought to Memorial Hermann Hospital as a precaution. She remains at the hospital recovering.
At about 2:00 a.m., Venancio Cortes Jr. was driving on I-45 near Spring, TX when he veered into the median and hit the guardrail. His car then landed in one of the freeway's lanes.
23-year-old Frank Bellamy Jr. was killed and one person injured after their vehicle crashed into a pole in Dallas.
It was approximately 9:30 p.m. when a man who was in the roadway of Long Point Drive, possibly attempting to cross, was struck by a car and propelled into a chainlink fence, killing him at the scene.
A woman was critically injured and hospitalized Friday morning after a collision in Harris County. The crash happened when a driver ran a red light at the intersection of Louetta Road and Cutten Road and collided with the woman's vehicle.
An SUV and a pickup crashed at the corner of FM 644 and Batchler Road just after 1 a.m. Saturday. Two brothers in the SUV and the driver of the pickup were all killed.
Thursday morning in downtown, a Ford Explorer Sport Trac was northbound on Interstate 37 near East Houston Street when the man behind the wheel lost control, striking a concrete divider.
A 16-year-old boy who is a student at Ridge Point High School suffered lacerations to the head and a possible broken leg after he was hit by a pickup truck at Walters Lake and Deer Crossing. No other information is currently available.
A woman was driving an ATV with one other person on it sometime in the night, when she ran into a feral pig that was on Lloyd's Road. This caused the ATV to rollover, and the woman, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained critical injuries and was brought to the hospital.
Two Houston police officers were hurt in a crash in southwest Houston Tuesday morning near Sugar Branch and Forum Park around 9 a.m. The crash occurred when a patrol unit responding to a call was hit by a black sedan. Witnesses say the sedan driver was speeding.
A man identified as 33-year-old Jeffrey Conlin was seen running a red light and performing an illegal u-turn by police officers who were at that time responding to a burglary on Highway 290.
It was approximately 8:00 a.m. when an 11-year-old boy who is a student at Parker Intermediate School was waiting for the bus on Grovedale Drive and was hit by a car. The boy was tranpsorted the hospital, though the extent of his injuries remain unknown.
One person is dead following a four-car crash on Highway 281 south of Alice, Texas at 5 a.m. on Monday. Two 18-wheeler and two other vehicles crashed.
Savanah Moss was found deceased early Sunday along Texas Highway 199. Authorities believe she had been struck by one vehicle and possibly a second, and both drivers fled the crash site less than a mile from her residence.
A man was driving and a woman was a passenger on a motorcycle that was apparently racing another on an I-30 service road at about 10:45 p.m. At one point the man somehow lost control and crashed; both him and his passenger were thrown into a utility box and pronounced dead.
A crash on Sunday along U.S. 59 killed a young Splendora couple and injured their two daughters. Killed in the Sunday crash along U.S. 59 were Splendora firefighter and his wife, Shea Frazier.