The problem involves taking action. Why don’t you, or maybe one of your family members, stop doing this behavior, despite knowledge that it puts you at more risk for a fatal accident than driving drunk?
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Dallas rose to prominence because of its historical importance to the oil and cottown industries. In modern times, the city's economy is primarily based on banking, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, healthcare and medical research, and transportation and logistics, with a 2013 real GDP of $448 billion. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area has a population of 6.9 million and is only expected to grow.
Fort Worth is Fort Worth is the 17th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. The city is located in North Central Texas and covers nearly 350 square miles in Tarrant, Denton, Parker, and Wise counties—serving as the seat for Tarrant County. According to the 2013 census estimates, Fort Worth has a population of 792,727. The city is the second-largest in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area.
Major Roadways in Dallas and Fort Worth
- Interstate 20 is an east-west highway that passes through central Texas. The interstate runs from Florence, South Carolina to Kent, Texas.
- Interstate 30 runs through Dallas and Fort Worth on its way to Little Rock, Arkansas.
- Interstate 45 is a major road that connects Dallas and Houston.
- U.S. Route 67 is a 1, 560-mile long north-south highway that begins in Presidio, Texas at the Mexican Border and ends in Sabula, Iowa. It passes through Dallas.
- U.S. Route 75 begins in Dallas and travels north to the Oklahoma state line, where it continues north to the Canadian border in Minnesota.
- The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART) operates buses, light rail, commuter rail, and high-occupancy vehicle lanes in Dallas and 12 of its suburbs.
- Dallas has the seventh-busiest light rail system in the country, with approximately 55 stations on 72 miles of light rail.
- Dallas is served by two commercial airports: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field, offering services to over 200 destinations both domestic and international.
- Dallas Executive Airport and Addison Airport serve as general aviation airports in the area.
Resources and Outreach Organizations in Dallas
- CyclingSavvy: Dallas
- Bike Friendly Dallas
- Green Dallas: Bike Safety
- Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas
- Dallas Pedestrian Network
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What to do after a serious injury accident in Dallas or Fort Worth
When someone has been injured in a motor-vehicle collision in Dallas or Fort Worth, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. When someone is killed due to the negligence of another person or company, a wrongful death claim needs to be launched. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how Dallas personal injury attorneys will help injured victims and families.
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So, the first question that comes to mind is, “Why does this happen?” Because when you understand the why, then you can work on what to do about it.
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Most recent accident reports
An unidentified man was driving a pickup truck east on I-20 in Arlington when he failed to slow down for a semi-truck in front of him, and collided with its rear, at around 9:50 a.m.
John Cookson, 17, was kayaking with friends on Village Creek Wednesday night when his kayak flipped. Cookson was taken to the hospital where he died. Cookson worked for Globe Life Park as a valet.
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.
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.
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.
23-year-old Frank Bellamy Jr. was killed and one person injured after their vehicle crashed into a pole in Dallas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An SUV containing three people was driving on West 10th Street, where witnesses say they saw it run a stop sign, strike a parked vehicle, and slammed into the Oak Cliff Apartments, wedging the parked vehicle in-between.