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Suspected inebriation cause of fatal accident, police say

Too many families have grieved from the loss of loved ones taken too soon as a result of someone else drinking and then driving. What these families experience after a fatal accident is a pain few other events can bring. A 66-year-old Texas man recently died from the injuries he suffered in a fatal accident caused by suspected drunk driving.

According to a report, it was around 1:30 a.m. when the man was on the road in his pickup truck and was hit from behind by another pickup truck. He was ejected from his truck and was seriously injured. Emergency personnel transported him to an area hospital, but he died a few hours later from the injuries.

Fatal accident claims lives of brother and sister

College students often look toward their future with anticipation of the life they hope they will lead. When that life is cut short from a fatal accident caused by the negligent actions of another party, friends and family may grieve not only for the person but for the bright future that will never come to fruition. Two Texas university siblings were recently killed in a fatal accident, cutting short the dreams they were planning to pursue after graduation.

According to a spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety, the early evening accident happened on a state highway when the SUV in which the brother and sister were riding was hit from behind by another vehicle. The force of the collision sent the SUV into the lane of approaching traffic, where it was hit by yet another vehicle. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene to find both siblings dead.

Man walking in parking lot victim of fatal accident

While the streets can be hazardous enough, shoppers also have to beware when they leave the store to walk to their cars, as there can be dangers lurking in parking lots. Just as on the road, when drivers in parking lots do not take proper precautions the results can be catastrophic. The parking garage of an exclusive enclosed mall in Texas was the scene of a fatal accident several months ago and is now the mall is a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims the death of a businessman from another country, as well as the serious injury to his friend,  happened because the mall has done nothing over the years to curb the joyriding in which some drivers engage while in the parking lots and garages. In this particular incident, a 29-year-old man was making a high-speed run from the bottom to the top floors of one of the parking garages and lost control of his car, hitting the two men as they were walking from the mall. The incident happened over six months ago and the survivor remains in the hospital after he fell two stories due to being thrown over the edge. The driver has been charged with aggravated assault and manslaughter and is awaiting trial.

Family grieves after losing 2 in fatal accident

Having to say goodbye to one family member after an accident caused by negligence is heart-wrenching. Losing two or more family members from one incident is unthinkable. Yet some families have had to endure this type of anguish after a sudden, fatal accident. A Texas family is reeling after injury and loss due to a fatal accident.

Very few details were given in a report on how the accident actually occurred. A 24-year-old man in a pickup truck was headed east toward an intersection when he crashed into a smaller sedan. A 40-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy in the sedan were killed upon impact. Two women and a young girl were taken to nearby medical facilities, all with very serious injuries. It is not clear in which vehicle they were riding.

Lab results determine charges in fatal accident

Texas police typically undertake an extensive investigation when a car accident results in a death. A team  usually reconstructs all the facets of a fatal accident, and that information can be used to determine the charges that will be issued. An 18-year-old man was recently charged with criminally negligent homicide after a fatal accident took the lives of two of the passengers who were in his car when it crashed.

According to investigators, the Jan. 2019 wreck happened as the driver and his three friends were headed north on a wet road. The driver was going too fast for the road conditions and the vehicle hydroplaned. It went spinning off the road, across the southbound lanes and slammed into a tree. One friend died at the scene, and another died after being transported to a hospital approximately 30 miles away. The driver was seriously injured but has recovered, and the third passenger was in stable condition after treatment at an area hospital.

Teen disregards wet conditions, killing one in a fatal accident

Weather can play a central role in how a person drives. In adverse conditions, such as rain or snow, each driver should take precautions and be as vigilant as circumstances allow to avoid injury or a fatal accident. An 18-year-old Texas man is facing a charge of manslaughter after his actions in inclement weather caused a fatal accident.

It was early on a Sunday evening and rain was pouring down, when the young man was driving over 75 mph, according to witnesses. He came to a curved part of the highway and veered out of his northbound lane, through the grass in the median and into the lanes headed south. The witnesses then saw his pickup truck collide with an SUV and watched it fly into the air and roll once it landed.

Police say fatal accident caused by alcohol consumption

Statistics show there are more car accidents on the roads during rush hour, simply because that is the time of day more people are on the road. However, there are many fatal accidents that occur during the nighttime hours, not only from the lack of visibility but also because there are more drunk drivers on the road from 12 a.m. until 4 a.m. A fatal accident during this time period recently took place on a Texas roadway.

The Texas Department of Public Safety reported the accident happened when the driver of a white Range Rover was headed the wrong way on a major state roadway. It collided head-on with a Nissan Altima going south. One of the vehicles caught fire, but the report did not specify which one.

U-turn and dangerous curve play part in fatal accident

Sometimes the seemingly innocent actions of one driver can adversely affect the lives of others. Should a fatal accident occur from one turn of the steering wheel, that driver can be held financially responsible by the family of the deceased. A 19-year-old man died after a fatal accident on a dangerous Texas road.

There were no witnesses to the accident, which happened just before 10 p.m. at a curve in the road. Police have determined that a 16-year-old male was headed south, but moved into the center turn lane to make a U-turn to head the other way. U-turns are legal in Texas if oncoming traffic can be seen at a distance of 500 feet and if there is no signage prohibiting such action. The other driver headed north hit the turning car, forcing it to the side of the road. A third car came along and hit the car belonging to the 19-year-old, killing the young driver.

Fatal accident: Woman killed in single vehicle crash

Nearly everyone who has ever driven a vehicle has gone over the posted speed limit. According to various police reports, many of those have driven after consuming alcohol. Mixing the two can often result in a fatal accident, with the consequences of negligence affecting a number of people for years to come. The combination of drinking and driving led to the death of a Texas resident in a recent fatal accident.

The driver and his female passenger were traveling on a freeway sometime around midnight, going well over the speed limit, according to a police report. The car hit a barrier along the road, killing the passenger upon impact. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.

Pedestrian was the victim of a recent fatal accident

Many people in Texas like to walk for exercise. Others have to walk because they have no other means of transportation. Although at night it may be riskier, any time of day a person has to walk beside a busy road, there is the potential for a fatal accident. A woman was recently arrested for causing a fatal accident after her vehicle shit a pedestrian.

The accident actually happened late one night in July when a 46-year-old man was walking to work at his job in a nearby restaurant. He was struck by a car, and the impact killed him. His body was discovered hours later by police. The driver of the vehicle left the scene.

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