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May is Bicycle Safety Month

May 26, 2016

In addition to being Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, May is also Bicycle Safety Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling on bicycle riders and drivers to be “Roll Models” this month, and all yearlong. Although they’re promoting bicycle safety this month, the NHTSA is quick to point out that bicycle safety should…

Back to School Safety in Texoma

August 14, 2015

Millions of kids across Texas are going back to school this month, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) is reminding drivers and children how to stay safe on in school zones. In 2013, 625 traffic crashes happened in Texas school zones, resulting in two deaths and 112 serious injuries. More than 100 of those…

Cyclist Fatalities Across The Nation

July 28, 2015

With the Hotter’N Hell Hundred bicycle ride quickly approaching, cyclist safety needs to be an important topic for cyclists and drivers in Wichita Falls and across Texoma. A recent Vox Transportation article reported on detailed data collected about bicycle crash fatalities across the country. Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) collects data on…

Hotter’N Hell Hundred Bike Safety

July 10, 2015

With the Hotter’N Hell Hundred swiftly approaching, the topic of bicycle safety needs to be a top priority in Wichita Falls and across Texoma. Motorists and cyclists alike can do their part to keep cyclists and all roadway users safe. More than just staying hydrated and practicing safe riding practices, cyclists need to make sure…

Burkburnett Police Officer Injured in Crash

June 25, 2015

On Wednesday night, a Burkburnett Police Officer and two other people were injured after a crash on Interstate 44. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened on I-44, near the Bacon Switch Road exit. Apparently, a driver hit a motorcyclist from behind and lost control of her car. Her vehicle then overturned in…

Bicyclist Struck on Sheppard Access Road

May 20, 2015

Earlier this week, a bicyclist was struck and injured by a driver in Wichita Falls. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the collision happened on Sheppard Access Road, around lunchtime. Although very few details about the crash have been released, we do know that 39-year-old Rodney Dewayne Hill was arrested after hitting the bicycle rider.…

Texoma Cyclist Injured by Car

February 21, 2015

Wichita Falls resident Les Akins is recovering from being struck by a car while riding his bicycle earlier this month. According to KFDX News Channel Three, Akins was cycling on the I-44 access road, just south of Bacon Switch Road, when a car struck him. The wreck happened on February 8th as he was cycling…

Child Hit by Car on Jacksboro Highway

January 30, 2015

On Wednesday night, a young girl was sent to the hospital after being struck by a car on Jacksboro Highway. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened sometime around 8:00 p.m. on the 2200 block of Jacksboro Highway, near the Flying J truck stop. Apparently, two girls were trying to cross the street,…

Lawton Woman Run Over by Car

December 11, 2014

On Monday night, a woman in Lawton, Oklahoma was run over by a car. According to KSWO ABC News Channel Seven, the incident happened in the 2100 block of Northwest Bessie Avenue. Witness reports indicate that two people were having an argument, when the suspect, Tayrean Miller, tried to push the victim, Darnesha Fuller, into…

Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in Wichita Falls

October 8, 2014

On Saturday afternoon, a hit-and-run driver fatally struck a Wichita Falls resident. According to KFDX News Channel Three, 64-year-old Connie Merrell was riding her bicycle on North Beverly when she was struck by a grey or silver sedan. Although she was rushed to the hospital, she died as a result of her injuries on Saturday…