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7th trial delay for woman accused of causing fatal accident

When negligence causes a fatal accident, there is often a ripple effect that lasts for many years. The accused person may face years in prison if criminal charges result in a conviction. However, the surviving family and friends of someone killed in a fatal accident have to learn to live without someone they cherish. A Texas woman has yet another trial delay after being indicted for two counts of intoxication manslaughter.

One year ago this month, a man pulled his pickup truck to the side of the road to help another driver who had also pulled over because of a flat tire. As the two were changing the tire, a third driver came upon the scene and hit the parked pickup truck. The truck then hit the back of the car with the flat tire which, in turn, hit the two people working on the flat. The driver of the pickup died upon impact, and the other driver succumbed to her injuries after being transported to a nearby hospital.

Intoxicated driving believed to have caused fatal accident

With all the decades-long advertising campaigns against drinking and driving, a Texas resident would think there would be fewer families grieving a loved who died in a fatal accident caused by a drunk driver. The heartbreak of saying farewell to someone because of the negligence of another person can be a pain that seemingly never ends. A recent fatal accident was said to be caused by someone who had been drinking before he got behind the wheel of his truck.

There were eyewitness accounts of the 7:45 p.m. accident. They informed police that they had seen a pickup truck weaving in and out of traffic, traveling faster than the posted speed limit. The driver apparently came close to crashing into several cars in his haste. When suddenly crossed over into oncoming traffic, he hit another vehicle head-on.

Negligent driver kills woman in fatal accident

The grief families and loved ones experience when a life is lost in a fatal accident is unfathomable to those who have not been through a similar event. Some feel they will never find a new normal when they find themselves without the presence of the one they love. The family of a woman killed in a fatal accident on a Texas road will have to learn to continue life without her.

The 10 p.m. accident happened at an intersection when the driver of a Geo Prizm was making a left turn. The police report stated the driver of a Chevy Impala was speeding and did not have on his headlights. As the Prizm was turning, the Impala crashed into the Prizm's passenger side.

Collision of semis, minivan results in fatal accident

The loss of life in a fatal accident is a tragedy surviving family members and friends do not get over. They may learn to live without their loved one and the pain may lessen some over time, but the grief will always remain. There were injuries and deaths on Texas I-30 as a result of a fatal accident between several semitrailers and a minivan.

An early morning wreck was the cause of the blockage of both lanes of the interstate. Traffic was backed up for a significant amount of time while crews were working to clear the debris.  Nearly an hour after the wreck, three semis pulled up to the lanes of traffic but did not stop, striking each other. A fourth semi happened upon the scene and smashed into a minivan, crushing it between two of the big rigs.

Arrest made in fatal Texas truck accident

There are unique challenges that face motorcyclists. Because of their smaller size, they may be more difficult to see, especially for drivers who may not take proper precautions when executing turns, for example. Unfortunately, police in Texas report that two people were recently killed in a truck accident in which the driver involved allegedly left the scene.

The incident happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. on a day in March. According to reports, the driver of a tractor-trailer was headed north in the right lane of a roadway in Texas. Police believe that the driver attempted to make a left turn onto the southbound lanes.

Fatal accident kills teenager

Parents who have lost children know how unbearable that pain can be. When it is because another person's negligence caused a senseless, fatal accident, it is even worse. A 15-year-old Texas boy was killed in a recent car accident.

Late-night traffic had slowed because of a necessary lane closure for road work. A person driving a Mercedes did not slow down and plowed into the last car in the open lane. The domino effect resulted in damage to three other vehicles. The impact of the collision with the first car, a sedan, caused the car to catch on fire. The 40-year-old driver and the boy were rescued and taken to a nearby hospital.

Fatal accident claims lives of mother and her infant son

Most people leave their homes each day to go to work, run some errands or take a much-needed vacation and fully expect to return when their mission is complete. Unfortunately, some never make it back to their loved ones because another person decides to drive drunk, with their impairment causing a fatal accident. A 20-year-old female has been charged after allegedly killing a Texas woman and her infant son in a fatal accident.

A report stated the pre-dawn accident happened when a large SUV crashed into the rear of a smaller sedan. A witness near the site of the crash ran over to the vehicles and saw that the driver of the sedan was not conscious. The witness felt for the woman's pulse, which she said was weak and then there was none at all. The witness also heard the 20-year-old driver of the SUV scream to her passenger that they had been at a bar and they were out of gas but she did not seem to grasp the fact she had been in an accident.

Woman arrested after allegedly causing fatal accident

The consequences for driving drunk are varied but can begin with fines of $2,000 or more. The consequences from being convicted of driving drunk and causing a fatal accident are higher fines, possible community service and/or anywhere from two to 20 years in prison. A Texas woman was recently arrested after police say she caused a fatal accident.

A few weeks before her arrest, the woman and a passenger were allegedly arguing when she crossed from her lane into oncoming traffic after losing control of her vehicle. Her car hit a tractor-trailer, and the impact killed her passenger. According to the arrest warrant, the passenger had tried to get out of the vehicle while it was still in motion, causing the driver to slam on brakes, leading to loss of control of the car.

Intoxicated woman charged in fatal accident

Drinking alcohol affects a driver's reaction time. The time delay is enough to cause significant damage to others on the road. Sometimes, the result is a fatal accident. A Texas woman is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge after causing a fatal wreck around 3 a.m. on Feb. 9.

Police received a call at 3:07 a.m. that a person riding on a moped had been hit. The 46-year-old male died from his injuries just minutes later. Police were able to track wreckage fragments to a Jeep Wrangler parked near the accident scene. There blood spatters on the front of the vehicle, and the moped was still wedged underneath the Jeep's carriage.

Family of 12 loses two in fatal accident

While the national legal age to purchase alcohol is 21, those who are younger are often easily able to gain access. The problem then is, as with anyone of any age who has been drinking, they will get behind the wheel of a vehicle, potentially causing damage that can range from a minor fender-bender to a fatal accident. A 19-year-old Texas resident has been issued intoxication-related charges after allegedly causing a fatal accident.

Police say the early-morning accident happened when a speeding pickup truck driven by the 19-year-old drove up behind a van on Interstate 40, hitting the rear of the vehicle. The impact pushed the van off the road, where it rolled over before coming to a stop. The truck hit the guard rail at the side of the road, rolled down the grassy bank and stopped on the access road.

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