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Fatal accident in Texas takes lives of several family members

The loss of life from a senseless tragedy on Texas roadways not only brings grief, but anger as well. It is horrific to lose a loved one in a fatal accident and even more so when several family members are killed in the same tragedy. Two, and possibly three, family members died in a recent nighttime fatal accident.

Reportedly, a driver pulled over to the shoulder of I-20 as a result of some unspecified car trouble. A second car was also pulled over and parked, apparently so that the driver could offer assistance regarding the disabled car. A 29-year-old man was coming upon the scene when his car veered onto the shoulder and hit one of the parked cars. The force of the collision pushed the parked car into the second parked car, after which all three cars burst into flames.

Fatal accident between train and bus kills 1, injures another

While most Texas residents have numerous thoughts during the hours of the day, they should only be focusing on safety while they are driving. Whether carrying passengers or driving alone, a driver's attention should be on the surrounding traffic. Any distractions from the concentration required for driving could lead to a deadly crash. Two children were killed when a bus driver's inattentiveness caused a fatal accident.

A report stated a 78-year-old school bus driver drove up to a railroad crossing and stopped but then continued on his way over the tracks. A train was approaching the area and first slammed into the bus, then carried the bus nearly one-quarter mile down the track. Two children, one enrolled in a local elementary school and the other in a middle school, were passengers in the bus. The older child was killed and the younger child injured by the impact.

Family mourns little girl after fatal accident

Although freeways can help the flow of heavy traffic go smoother and faster, they can also be dangerous because of the number of vehicles traveling through as well as the unpredictability of drivers. While heartbreaking, it is not uncommon to hear of at least one fatal accident each day on the freeways of Texas. A 4-year-old girl was killed in a fatal accident involving an 18-wheeler and a sedan.

Initially, police believed the 18-wheeler had merged lanes and hit the sedan in the process. A county prosecutor has since said the vehicle traveling in front of the big rig had made a sudden stop, causing the truck to swerve to avoid a collision, and hit the sedan instead. The sedan sailed over the guardrail on the side of the freeway and landed on the ground underneath, beside a river.

Man killed in semi-truck fatal accident

Safety should be a priority in our homes, our places of work and on the road. Not using the utmost care in every area of our lives can result in severe injury or even a fatality. Improper maintenance of a vehicle or not ensuring transportation loads are secured can result in tragedy. A Texas man was killed in a fatal accident as a result of inadequate preparation by a semi-truck driver.

According to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a semi-truck was headed north, hauling oil field equipment on a farm road. A piece of the equipment was attached but had not been properly secured, and it swung away from the left side of the truck. It hit a pickup truck traveling in the southbound lane and instantly killed the 38-year-old driver.

Fiery collision kills 1 in fatal accident

Drunk driving has been the cause of far too many deaths on Texas roadways. Some of those who drink before driving do not feel any different, not realizing their reaction time has been affected. Others simply do not care whether they injure another person or that they are the cause of a fatal accident. Police say a 19-year-old man caused a fatal accident after he had been drinking.

A report says the 2 a.m. crash happened when the young man was driving the wrong way on a highway. The head-on collision caused the vehicles to catch on fire, leaving the other driver unable to escape. He died in the fiery blaze. The young man who presumably caused the crash, got out of his vehicle, seemingly unhurt, and attempted to flee.

Drinking and reckless driving result in fatal accident

The efforts to reduce the numbers of drunk driving incidents may have helped over the years, but there are still too many drivers who choose to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking alcohol. Many of the accidents drunk drivers cause are not just fender-benders; they often end as fatal accidents or ones resulting in serious injury. A Texas man has been charged after causing a fatal accident.

The late-night collision actually took place two months ago, but the police investigation reached the point they felt they could make an arrest. Based on the investigation and eye-witness accounts, police say the 24-year-old driver of a Jeep was speeding toward an intersection. Although he had a red light, he raced through the intersection and hit an SUV crossing in front of him.

Military members injured after use of alleged defective product

Basing their purchases on advertising campaigns, consumers spend their hard-earned money on products they feel would be useful to their lives. It can be disheartening to find that their money was wasted on a dangerous or defective product, not to mention the costs of medical treatments that may result. A lawsuit has been filed in Texas against the 3M Company for a defective product that did not provide the service advertised.

The lawsuit alleges that 3M and a subsidiary manufactured and sold an earplug that was supposed to muffle sound when it reached dangerous levels. There was an alleged defect the company did not reveal to the U.S. military when they procured a contract for the sale. Testing showed insertion into the ear canal was hindered because the stem of the earplug was too short and there was no auricular protection. The company claims the device would work correctly if inserted in a particular way; however, instructions were not provided to inform the user.

Life of teenager is lost in fatal accident

Every Texas driver has a responsibility to others on the road, to passengers and to him or herself to obey the driving rules of the state. When those rules are not observed, there is the potential for people to be seriously injured or even killed in a fatal accident. A 17-year-old girl died in a recent fatal accident as a result of ignoring the rules of the road.

The teenager was one of two passengers in a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette that emulated a pinball after it went off the road on which it was traveling when the driver lost control of the vehicle. It first hit a light pole, then a guard rail and an embankment before finally coming to a stop. The girl died at the scene.

Motorcyclist run over, killed in fatal accident

When drivers do not pay attention to what they are doing while operating a vehicle, an accident often results. Whether a fender bender, one with serious injuries or a fatal accident, it has the potential to cause pain and suffering for many years to come. Texas police recently arrested a woman after a fatal accident claimed the life of another woman.

According to news reports, the evening accident happened near a major retail grocery store. The victim was riding her motorcycle, attempting to flee the scene of another accident when she crashed her bike. A woman in a sedan came upon the scene and ran over the woman as she lay in the road.

Intoxication manslaughter charge after fatal accident

Some people refuse to acknowledge just how dangerous it is to drive after they have been drinking. Not only are they a danger to themselves, but their impaired abilities may cause a fatal accident, taking the lives of others who may mean so much to so many. A woman has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after Texas troopers say her decision to drink before driving resulted in a fatal accident.

A Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Nissan Altima were headed in the same direction on a state highway. The Nissan, traveling a good bit faster than the posted speed limit, came upon the Jeep and hit the rear of the SUV. The impact threw the 55-year-old male driver from his seat and out of the vehicle. He died at the scene.

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