Fatal accidents often involve the collision of two or more motor vehicles. Sometimes a vehicle hits a pedestrian, resulting in serious injury or death. A recent unusual fatal accident in a small Texas town involved an SUV and a carriage drawn by a horse.
Although street racing is illegal, that does not prevent some drivers from participating in an activity that often turns from daring into deadly. A high-speed race on a road littered with numerous drivers can almost guarantee injury, if not a fatal accident. Texas police say a Christmas Day race between two drivers caused two deaths and injuries to two other people.
For most Texas residents, the holidays are filled with joy and anticipation of making treasured memories with family and friends. However, it is also the time of year when more people are inclined to drink more alcoholic beverages. Driving after consuming too much alcohol has the potential to end in tragedy. A woman was recently killed in a fatal accident and police believe alcohol to have been a factor in the crash.
The aftermath of a fatal accident can be devastating for a victim's surviving family. For the loved ones of the person who was killed, it is a pain-filled parting with no goodbyes. For the person who caused the fatal accident, it may mean criminal charges, jail time and civil lawsuits. A local police department in Texas is investigating an accident that resulted in the deaths of a pregnant teenage girl and the baby she was carrying.
Texas drivers have to utilize caution when it comes to other drivers on the road. There is also a responsibility to pay attention to any pedestrians that may be walking in or near the roadway. A recent fatal accident took the life of a woman as she walking in El Paso.
A distraction is anything that takes a person's complete focus off what he or she is doing. Even the most well-meaning distractions can cause a fatal accident when a person is driving a car. An 18-year-old Texas girl was recently killed in a fatal accident before she even left her residence.
All too often, driving after consuming a substance that impairs a person's faculties as well as physical reactions can have long-lasting consequences. Minor fender-benders can cause insurance rates to increase for a number of years and a fatal accident can result in insurance cancellation, driver's license revocation, time in jail and additional adverse woes. Texas police were recently called to the scene of a fatal accident they say was caused by excessive alcohol consumption.
Although it is guaranteed to happen to every person, death is not easy on surviving loved ones. A fatal accident seems even harder to accept when it happens as a result of negligence on the part of another person. A trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety was killed in a recent fatal accident.
Texas drivers involved in a fatal accident must remain at the scene, as required by law. In most cases, police will catch those who do not, often through eyewitnesses or traffic cameras. Police did find the teen believed responsible for a recent fatal accident that killed a 40-year-old woman.
The likelihood of a fatal accident is not dependent on the number of cars and trucks on the road. Although there are usually more vehicles on the road during the daytime, a fatal accident can occur just as easily while most people are in bed for the night. Police arrived on the scene of a recent collision sometime after midnight to find a Texas woman had been killed.