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TPC trial to give voice to residents hurt by blast

Like most folks in Port Neches in the early morning of Nov. 27, 2019, Walter Holt was asleep when the explosion at the TPC Group plant shook him from his bed. The ignited vapor cloud and resulting fires were enough to shake up most people who lived as close to the plant as Holt. But…

What caused the 2019 TPC explosion? New report from Chemical Safety Board details 6,000 gallon butadiene leak

In 50 seconds, about 6,000 gallons of liquid vapor, mostly butadiene, escaped a processing tower at the TPC plant in Port Neches. The explosion was 2 minutes later. New information is being released about the explosion at the TPC plant in 2019. The Chemical Safety Board released a new 13-page report detailing the timeline and…

DUI Driver Kills Pedestrian in Houston Hit-and-Run Accident

A driver hit and killed a pedestrian in a Houston hit-and-run accident on Monday, October 26. The driver was later apprehended by the authorities and found to be under the influence of alcohol. According to the details shared by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at Westheimer and Fountain View.…

Teaching Others About Road Safety

Some drivers take it as a personal responsibility to teach others on the road about road safety. Now some drivers can and do have an obligation to teach others such as adult guardians or parents of teenagers learning to drive. Others however take it too far or an issue faced citations or slap stickers directly…

First pre-trial hearing held Monday for 530 TPC explosion-related lawsuits

Court proceedings started on Monday in the first pre-trial hearing related to the TPC Group facility explosion in Port Neches. Judge Courtney Arkeen presided over the first hearing about 10 months after the plant exploded in late November 2019. Arkeen told 12News Monday allowed lawyers on both sides to meet and talk about logistics. As…

Fatal Collision Kills Motorcyclist, Other Driver Later Found Dead

A motorcyclist lost his life in a fatal crash that took place a few miles from Silsbee, Texas. The deceased was identified as Mark Wallace, 61, of Beaumont. Wallace was an HVAC teacher at the Silsbee High School. According to the details shared by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the incident occurred on Sunday,…

Crashes with New or Inexperienced Drivers

It is one thing to get into an accident with another experienced driver. You might have expectations of them driving safely, but you know the same degree that when they get out of the car, they know the process. When two experienced drivers get into what is a genuine accident, the resolution is straightforward and…

Two Killed in Highway 24 Motorcycle Crash in Colorado

Two persons lost their lives in an unfortunate accident that occurred on the Highway 24 in Colorado. The incident occurred on Monday, August 17. According to the details shared by the Colorado State Patrol, the accident took place close to Divide between the mile marker 277 and the Robinhood Drive. It involved a total of…

Who Is Responsible for a U-Turn Crash?

U-turn accidents are unfortunately more common than most drivers think. U-turns are a convenient way to redirect your course and sometimes are the only way to get into a parking center or a specific building. It’s always useful to know exactly what to do in an unexpected but preventable accident situation. Here are a few…

Man Killed in Fiery Crash on U.S. Highway 101

A man lost his life in a fiery crash that occurred on the U.S. Highway 101 last weekend. According to the details shared by the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place in the early morning hours on Saturday. It was reported at around 5:30 a.m. The fatal crash involved a 2008 Ford F-250 that…

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Woman Charged in Harris County Crash That Killed Deputy

A woman has been charged in connection with a Harris County crash that resulted in the death of a Sheriff’s Office deputy. The accident happened when the woman charged in the crash ran a red light. According to the details made available by the Brazoria County court records, the suspect was arrested on Tuesday, February…

All You Need to Know About Pharmaceutical Liability in Texas

Pharmaceutical Liability in Texas is the sale of defective and unsafe drugs that are consumed by patients who are unaware of the malfunction. They take the medicine to help cure their problem and instead get worse or face new problems. Even though strong rules and regulations are put in place for the pharmaceutical industry, unsafe…

Two-Vehicle Crash in Tyler County Kills Two

Two persons lost their lives in a two-vehicle crash in Tyler County on Tuesday, January 11. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) identified both victims of the crash. According to the details shared by the DPS, the crash happened at around 9:30 p.m. A vehicle was traveling northbound on US 69 when its driver…