A one month old was taken to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston after being a passenger of a car that went airborne, Port Arthur Police reported.

At approximately 6:15 p.m. Tuesday a witness called Port Arthur Police after seeing a small Nissan truck heading east on Procter St. from 9th Ave weaving across lanes of traffic.

The Nissan lost control and traveled through a ditch before going airborne and striking a tree in the 4600 block of Procter St, Port Arthur police reported.

The driver of the Nissan, a 22-year-old woman from Port Neches, was life flighted to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. The one-month-old was initially taken to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, but transferred to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

Police said they are unsure of the extent of the injuries the driver and baby sustained in the accident.

Port Arthur Police Department Advanced Accident Investigation Team are still investigating the accident.

Source: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/PAPD-Car-accident-sends-one-month-old-to-Texas-3771726.php#ixzz23MurdwQh

Beaumont police need your help in locating a possible witness to Monday's fatal accident.

Police say the accident happened when the driver of a pickup was driving erratically in the eastbound lanes of i-10 near MLK and crashed into a divider.

A westbound vehicle then hit the truck causing a bumper to fly off the truck and hit the vehicle Amber Roussel was riding in.  She died from her injuries.

Police now are looking for a man to interview,  described to be driving a late model black Dodge 4-door. 4x4 pick up. with dark tinted windows, black rims, a large white sticker in the middle of the back glass and something white on each side of the truck.

Police believe this driver may be able to provide key information that would help them in the investigation.

If you can help police locate this driver, call Beaumont Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS.

Source: http://www.12newsnow.com/story/19192498/police-seek-witnesses-in-mondays-fatal-accident
 Your rates are rising! Texas homeowners insurance premiums have risen 21 percent since the start of 2009, partly because the industry expects there to be greater property losses from natural disasters going forward. The average premium on a homeowners policy in Texas last year was $1,412, according to the report state Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman presented Tuesday to a state Senate committee.

There are several reasons behind the increase, including industry models that project greater losses in Texas from hurricanes, hail storms, wildfires and other disasters, The Dallas Morning Newsreported (http://dallasne.ws/L8KibS ).

Consequently, the average loss on an insurance claim in Texas is among the highest in the country, which contributed to the high premiums, the report found.

"Texas has both a high average loss per policy and a high exposure to catastrophes," the report stated.

The factors in Texas that caused the most insured losses in the past decade were hail ($7.6 billion), water damage ($7.3 billion), hurricane winds ($6.2 billion) and fire ($4.3 billion), according to the study.

Also contributing to the price hike were higher insurance company expenses and declines in interest rates that cut insurers' investment returns.

The report ranked six regions in Texas and found, as expected, that coastal counties had the highest premiums and highest average losses and counties in the state's southwest had the lowest.

Source: http://www.chron.com/news/article/Report-Texas-homeowners-insurance-premiums-spike-3699123.php?cmpid=twitter