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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.

Police say fatal accident was caused by alcohol consumption

While many people drink throughout the week, the weekends seem to be the time more alcohol is consumed. The result is a greater potential for a fatal accident caused by drinking and then driving. Texas police say a fatal accident that occurred around 11 p.m. on a Friday night took the life of a 28-year-old.

A spokesperson for the local police department reported a woman was headed east when her car went off the road, over the median and into the westbound lane. It then collided head-on with a westbound car. The driver of that car was found dead by first responders.

Popular heartburn remedy a potentially dangerous product

Consumers place their faith in the government oversight agencies charged with safeguarding their health and well-being. However, these agencies may sometimes fail to take swift action when it comes to recalling a potentially dangerous product. Texas consumers who suffer adverse health consequences or incur substantial monetary damages from defective products may have grounds for legal recourse. 

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration announced that testing had found the presence of a probable cancer-causing contaminant in a popular heartburn medication. Both the brand name, Zantac, and off-brand versions of ranitidine medication were found to contain levels of the contaminant, nitrosodimethylamine, (NDMA). The FDA stated that the levels were slightly above the recommended safe levels and that it was unlikely that significant harm would result. 

Support available when birth injury is caused by negligence

Having a baby is often one of the most exciting, joyful and challenging times in a person's life. Whether you are having your first child or have already "been there, done that" numerous times, no two pregnancies or birth experiences are exactly the same. The competence and experience of your obstetrician, midwife and other Texas medical team members form the strong support network you need to keep yourself and your baby healthy and safe. The problem is that not all medical workers provide high quality care; even a seemingly minor error or single act of negligence can result in birth injury.

A safe and healthy birth begins long before your due date. By the time labor and delivery are getting close, you've hopefully been attending prenatal visits and helping to keep your doctor informed of any concerning symptoms you notice in between visits. The typical obstetrician and OB nurse is trained to recognize signs of maternal or fetal distress.

Alcohol likely responsible for fatal accident

Time and time again, news stories tell the tragic stories of the results from drinking and driving. Some who drink and then drive feel they are perfectly fine behind the wheel and can make it to their intended destination with no incident. However, some simply do not care that they could cause a fatal accident or one with permanent severe injuries.  A Texas man recently died in a fatal accident police say involved alcohol consumption.

According to a report, the 32-year-old driver of a Honda Civic was speeding on a road at approximately 9:15 p.m. He lost control of his vehicle, ran off the road and crashed into a tree in the median. His 27-year-old passenger died at the scene from blunt force trauma to his midsection, according to the medical examiner.

Police blame alcohol consumption re fatal accident

Many people know someone who has been hit by a drunk driver or have even been involved close calls themselves. In some cases it just resulted in a fender-bender with no significant injury to any party involved, but for others, one or more victims are seriously injured or even killed. Those tragedies find families thrown into a situation for which they may be ill-prepared. A recent fatal accident took the lives of two Texas residents was blamed on drunk driving.

Police reported the accident happened around 3 a.m. A pickup truck driven by a suspected drunk driver collided with an SUV. A 12-year-old girl and 52-year-old woman in the SUV were killed, while seven other people were seriously injured and taken to area hospitals.

Man indicted after being accused of causing fatal accident

A person can be the most careful driver on the road but may still be involved in a serious accident. The actions of other drivers can be a threat when they choose to ignore the laws to which all drivers are expected to adhere. Disregarding these rules often leads to a fatal accident or one with critical injuries. Two Texas residents were killed in a fatal accident as a driver was attempting to evade a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper.

According to a report, troopers had tried one morning in March to pull over an SUV with a number of people inside. The SUV did not stop but sped away, crossing a median and driving into oncoming traffic in an effort to elude troopers. It then collided head-on with a sedan, killing the two people inside. Five people in the SUV were unrestrained in the vehicle and were ejected on impact. They were injured but all survived.

Firefighter files suit over defective product

Injuries that occur from products consumers expect to work but do not happen too frequently. Someone who has been injured by a defective product often suffers emotionally as well as physically, with recovery taking months or years, if at all. A Texas firefighter was injured by a defective product and has filed a lawsuit seeking financial compensation.

One year ago, the first responder had finished mowing his yard and drove the riding mower into the shed where it was stored when not being used. He closed the shed doors and started to walk away when he smelled smoke. When he opened the doors to the shed, flames shot out and consumed over half his body. His fiancé was able to put out the fire with a garden hose. They both say the fuel system on the mower was defective, causing it to catch fire.

Police say lighting conditions had part in fatal accident

Although many states have a Share the Road policy, designating roadways that give bicyclists and walkers the same rights as motor vehicles, some drivers never actually acknowledge others on the road. Sometimes, however, it is not an unwillingness to recognize cyclists and walkers, but an inability to see them that could result in a harmful or fatal accident. A Texas man was killed in a fatal accident with a pickup truck in the early morning hours of a recent work day.

Police say the 5:30 a.m. accident took place on a dark stretch of the road where the cyclist may not have been seen. The man on the bicycle and a Silverado pickup truck were traveling in the same direction when the truck stopped, hitting the cyclist. The bicycle did have a blinking light, but it may not have been enough to get the rider noticed. Police say he was wearing a work uniform.

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