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.
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.
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.
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.
Most car drivers can tell stories of near-misses with semi trucks. While many truck drivers show responsibility while on the Texas highways, some are careless in their mission. This negligence can often result in a collision and, sometimes, a fatal accident. Three men recently died in a fatal accident due to the inattentiveness of a semi-truck driver.
It is sad that a Texas resident risks his or her own life just to get in a car for a ride. Whether the driver of another vehicle has impaired senses from drug or alcohol use or is distracted from a cellphone or passengers in the car, his or her actions have the potential to negatively impact the lives of many others should they cause a serious accident. A recent fatal accident caused the deaths of two people.
Some people just do not consider how their actions will affect not just themselves, but others as well. When people choose to be reckless while driving, it can end at great personal cost, perhaps including a fatal accident or one with serious injuries to others. One example is a recent accident in which an 18-year-old Texas driver killed one person as he was trying to evade police.
The loss of life from a senseless tragedy on Texas roadways not only brings grief, but anger as well. It is horrific to lose a loved one in a fatal accident and even more so when several family members are killed in the same tragedy. Two, and possibly three, family members died in a recent nighttime fatal accident.
While most Texas residents have numerous thoughts during the hours of the day, they should only be focusing on safety while they are driving. Whether carrying passengers or driving alone, a driver's attention should be on the surrounding traffic. Any distractions from the concentration required for driving could lead to a deadly crash. Two children were killed when a bus driver's inattentiveness caused a fatal accident.
Although freeways can help the flow of heavy traffic go smoother and faster, they can also be dangerous because of the number of vehicles traveling through as well as the unpredictability of drivers. While heartbreaking, it is not uncommon to hear of at least one fatal accident each day on the freeways of Texas. A 4-year-old girl was killed in a fatal accident involving an 18-wheeler and a sedan.