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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.

Fatal accident claims life of woman on New Year's Eve

Careless actions by drivers can bring massive consequences. When a driver disregards the rules of the road and causes a fatal accident, not only might he or she pay in ways never imagined, but family members of those who have lost their lives have to live in devastation and heartache for years to come. Two Texas men have been arrested after a woman was killed in a fatal accident on New Year's Eve.

After an investigation that lasted into the next morning, police arrested the men for racing and causing serious bodily injury. The report stated the men were racing each other on a city road around 9 p.m. when one of them hit the 44-year-old woman. Witnesses told investigators she had been standing in the road watching the race.

Baby and grandmother lose lives in fatal accident

Carelessness behind the wheel is never acceptable. A driver not having focus on the road often leads to a fatal accident or one with serious injuries. Texas police say a 24-year-old woman was responsible for causing a fatal accident that killed a 7-month-old child.

Police reported the nighttime accident took place at a curve on a state highway. The young woman was headed south and crossed the center line as she rounded the curve. She collided head-on with another driver headed north. The other driver died upon impact.

Alcohol blamed re man's death in fatal accident

The consumption of alcohol dulls the senses, leaving those who have been drinking and then choose to drive vulnerable to harming themselves and those in their path. Many times this all-too-common behavior results in a fatal accident or one with serious injuries. Such was the case involving a 30-year-old Texas woman who is facing charges after causing a fatal accident that killed one man traveling through the state with his family.

The man, with his wife and daughter had pulled to the shoulder of Interstate 10 after being hit by another vehicle. A tow truck and a sheriff's car had come to their aid. While the officer and the daughter were in his cruiser, the parents were standing on the side of the highway with the truck operator. Another vehicle approached, driven by the 30-year-old, going well over the speed limit for that stretch of road. She slammed into the back of the cruiser, causing it to hit the tow truck, flip and land on the couple.

Woman loses life in fatal accident caused by drunk driving

Drunk driving is still an enormous problem on this nation's roads, no matter the threat of potential consequences. Too many times to count, a person driving after alcohol consumption causes a fatal accident. A fatal accident blamed on an intoxicated driver ended the life of a 72-year-old Texas woman.

The woman was walking on a narrow sidewalk not far from her home when she was hit by a car speeding along the busy roadway. After the car hit her, it hit a light pole and knocked it over. Some men at a work site nearby saw the woman lying on the ground and tried to help, calling 911 and staying with her as she took her final breath. She was pronounced dead on arrival at an area hospital.

Assistance turns to tragedy in fatal accident

Send good out into the universe and it will come back to you: this is a mantra numerous people believe and put into practice. Being a good Samaritan on the road, however, can put a person at risk for a fatal accident, especially if it involves getting out of a vehicle on a busy highway. An exit ramp just off Interstate 10 running through Texas was the scene of a fatal accident involving two men who were taking their time to help another motorist.

A report from responding police stated the men had stopped to help a semi-truck that appeared to be stranded on the ramp. An SUV also exiting the interstate hit the semi and then the pickup truck in which the men had been riding. Witnesses claimed the SUV had been weaving in and out of traffic while on the road. The force of the collision drove the parked pickup truck into the men, knocking them off the ramp to the road below.

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