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Driver's friend dies in fatal accident

Some people, often younger in age, find it exhilarating to consume alcohol and then speed through the streets. The fun ends when an innocent pedestrian, another motorist or a passenger is critically injured or killed. Losing a loved one so suddenly in a fatal accident throws a family into a world of grief and heartache. One Texas man's family is in anguish after losing one of their own in a fatal accident.

The 22-year-old man was a passenger in the car of his friend, just a year older. The friend had been drinking when he decided to drive at a speed over the posted limit. A report did not specify if other cars were on the road, as it was around 2 a.m. on a Friday morning. The driver ran a red light and slammed into a telephone pole.

Fatal accident investigation delves into bartender's actions

It seems to be making the news more often that officials in Texas are looking deeper into deadly car accidents when alcohol is involved. Drivers who have been drinking and cause fatal accidents had to get their alcohol from somewhere. A bartender has recently been arrested after one of his customers allegedly killed a pedestrian in a fatal accident last month.

A report stated the customer had been drinking at a Mexican restaurant, and after leaving the establishment, he hit a man who was pushing a shopping cart across the street. The pedestrian crashed through the windshield and landed in the passenger seat. The customer drove approximately a half mile down the road with the body of the pedestrian in his car. He then stopped and got out of his car, attempting to enter a bar. Police were called to the scene and the customer was charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Lawsuit filed after fatal accident

In some cases, a car accident is not the fault of just one person. While it only takes one driver to cause a fatal accident, investigations sometimes reveal the negligence of another party contributed to the fatality. A Texas man has filed a lawsuit claiming that a bar over-served a man who subsequently caused a fatal accident.

According to a report, the man and his girlfriend, along with some other people, parked on the side of the road to help what looked like another driver who was in trouble. They found an abandoned car in a ditch and had not yet were returning to their vehicle when a pickup truck plowed into them. The girlfriend was thrown into the ditch and died from the trauma just days afterward. The boyfriend was also injured, though he was released from the hospital three weeks later.

Man allegedly kills best friend in fatal accident

From many news accounts, it seems some people do not feel that certain laws apply to them. Some drivers consume alcohol or drugs before getting out on the road, some choose to focus on their cell phone instead of surrounding traffic, and some feel like the posted speed limit is only a suggestion. Breaking any traffic laws meant to protect people could result in a fatal accident. A Texas man was recently killed in a fatal accident after his best friend chose to ignore some of the protective laws.

The 5 a.m. crash happened when a 21-year-old male ran a red light. Another vehicle entering the intersection on a green light hit his car and propelled it into a third car. The man's passenger, his best friend, was injured and died after his arrival at a local hospital. Three other people were also injured, two of them considered to be in serious condition.

Family claims fatal accident fault of truck company

Accidents happen and people do get injured or killed but when it is due to negligence, legal action is often taken by the injured parties or surviving family members. Family members are also adversely affected when there is a fatal accident or one with critical injuries, as they may have unexpected funeral and burial costs or they may have to provide temporary or permanent care for those who have been seriously injured. The family of a Texas woman who was killed in a fatal accident has filed a lawsuit against the company they say is responsible for her death.

The 49-year-old woman, who was a beloved church staff member and gospel choir singer, was hit by a car as she was on her way to an undisclosed location. The other driver had been headed toward her vehicle, in his own lane, when he hit a patch of wet cement that had been dropped on the road by a cement truck. He could not maintain control of his car and crossed the center lane as the woman's car was approaching. Both drivers were killed in the collision.

Speeding, ignoring traffic signal cause of fatal accident

Tragedies happen every day though many of them are entirely preventable. Drinking and driving is responsible for a great number of tragedies. Whether it is a minor fender bender with no injuries or a fatal accident, innocent people may have to deal with car repairs, medical bills or funeral expenses they never expected to handle, and all because someone else chose to be selfish. Texas Highway Patrol troopers recently released a report on a fatal accident they believe was due to drinking and driving.

In the very early hours of the morning, a 25-year-old man was headed north. He had approached an intersection with a traffic light, and as it was green, he proceeded through the intersection. At the same time a 21-year-old man was driving faster than the posted speed limit and headed west. Her drove through the red light in front of him, crashing into the passenger side of the northbound vehicle.

Drunk driving blamed for deaths, injuries in fatal accident

Consuming alcohol or drugs before driving is something many people do without thinking of the possible consequences. Not only might their lives be changed for the worse, but there is the potential for negatively impacting the lives of many others for years to come. With dulled senses comes the possibility of a fatal accident or one with critical injuries to one or more people. Three lives were lost in a recent Texas fatal accident that law enforcement authorities have attributed to drunk driving.

The driver of a silver SUV ran a red light and crashed into another SUV and a minivan. The minivan caught fire, trapping and killing three of the four people inside. The fourth person, an 11-year-old girl was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to a nearby hospital, where she remains according to a report on the incident. Those who perished were her grandmother, her mother, and her baby brother. The driver of the second SUV was also admitted to a hospital but is expected to be released soon.

Pedestrian victim of fatal accident in Texas

While anywhere near a roadway, pedestrians need to be aware at all times of the vehicles driving around them. Although vehicular drivers are expected to be the vigilant ones, they are often easily distracted and may not be aware of a lone pedestrian in their path. This lack of focus can lead to a fatal accident, bringing misery and pain to many people. A 61-year-old Texas woman was killed in a recent nighttime fatal accident.

The woman had entered an intersection via the painted crosswalk. The driver of a pickup truck approached the intersection with the intention of making a left-hand turn and was careful to wait for the cars headed toward him to pass. However, he did not see the woman in the crosswalk and hit her as he turned.

2 men lose lives in Texas truck accident

While semi-trucks are one of the few ways to transport oversized or mass quantities of items, they can pose a very real danger on the road. Because of the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, a truck accident involving one can easily seriously injure or kill occupants of smaller vehicles. Two Texas residents were killed in a recent truck accident on U.S. Highway 181.

The two men were headed north in a Dodge Ram pickup truck, towing a utility trailer. A 2017 Peterbilt tractor-trailer was headed south but crossed over into the northbound lane. The two vehicles collided head-on, killing the men in the pickup truck immediately.

2-vehicle fatal accident: 2 hurt, 1 killed in Texas crash

Most accidents on the road happen because someone is negligent. Not obeying traffic rules, failing to keep a vehicle properly maintained and drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs are all examples of negligent or even reckless behaviors. But simply not having the proper focus while driving is enough to cause a serious or even fatal accident. One recent crash took the life of a 60-year-old Texas woman.

Reportedly, the afternoon accident occurred when two SUVs were traveling toward each other in their respective lanes. One vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with the second vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle died upon impact.

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