When behind the wheel, a driver must remain in a continual state of awareness of his or her surroundings. A driver who is not paying attention to the road can be a hazard to other drivers, bicycle riders or pedestrians by causing anything from a minor mishap to a fatal accident. A 73-year-old Texas man was killed in a fatal accident one recent weekend evening.
Driving near an 18-wheeler can be frightening. While there are a number of big-rig drivers who have never been involved in a fatal accident, there are some who have been the cause of some horrific catastrophes while driving on the nation's roads. A section of Interstate 20 that runs through Texas was the scene of a fatal accident involving an 18-wheeler and several smaller vehicles.
Many people have suffered from a brain injury and have lived completely normal lives afterward. Some have needed assistance with simple, everyday tasks and still others have not survived whatever catastrophe caused the injury. A Texas man is not expected to live after an accident caused a brain injury.
Those who have lost a loved one -- whether from a fatal accident, a disease or any other way -- typically go through several stages of grief in order to help process the loss. Even in their pain, adults may still be cognizant of the fact that they are able to move from severe anguish to reluctant acceptance of the loss, no matter how slowly the progression. However, children are not often able to handle their grief in the same manner as adults. Two children lost their mother, a 40-year-old Texas woman, in a recent fatal accident.