Texas accidents in the news: Day of January 17, 2014

Texas accidents in the news: Day of January 17, 2014

A family grieves the loss of their daughter while San Antonio police seeks the public’s help in finding the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a 9-year-old girl, who was walking to school Wednesday night.  The girl’s mom, who was on the phone with her child, knew something was wrong with her daughter when she heard dead silence on the phone.  Police found an abandoned 2-door Chevy Colorado pickup near the scene and believe the driver who failed to stop and render aid may be the driver.

A 64-year-old man died Thursday night in a traffic crash in the 100 block of East Freeway near Spur 330.  According to authorities, the man was thrown from his car when he lost control of his 2001 Honda sedan and slammed into a guardrail.  Authorities are investigating the crash.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Cypress water company after one man died and another was injured, December 5, 2013, while repairing a broken water line in the 17900 block of Longenbaugh, in northwest Harris County.  OSHA cited the Municipal District Services LLC for one willful violation, which carries a fine of $63, 000 dollars, after an unprotected trench-about 16 feet long -collapsed on top of the employees.  According to OSHA, the company allegedly failed to provide cave-in protection for employees.  The company has 15 business days to pay the penalty in relation to the fatal work-related tragedy.

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