Tragedies happen every day though many of them are entirely preventable. Drinking and driving is responsible for a great number of tragedies. Whether it is a minor fender bender with no injuries or a fatal accident, innocent people may have to deal with car repairs, medical bills or funeral expenses they never expected to handle, and all because someone else chose to be selfish. Texas Highway Patrol troopers recently released a report on a fatal accident they believe was due to drinking and driving.
Consuming alcohol or drugs before driving is something many people do without thinking of the possible consequences. Not only might their lives be changed for the worse, but there is the potential for negatively impacting the lives of many others for years to come. With dulled senses comes the possibility of a fatal accident or one with critical injuries to one or more people. Three lives were lost in a recent Texas fatal accident that law enforcement authorities have attributed to drunk driving.
While anywhere near a roadway, pedestrians need to be aware at all times of the vehicles driving around them. Although vehicular drivers are expected to be the vigilant ones, they are often easily distracted and may not be aware of a lone pedestrian in their path. This lack of focus can lead to a fatal accident, bringing misery and pain to many people. A 61-year-old Texas woman was killed in a recent nighttime fatal accident.
Most accidents on the road happen because someone is negligent. Not obeying traffic rules, failing to keep a vehicle properly maintained and drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs are all examples of negligent or even reckless behaviors. But simply not having the proper focus while driving is enough to cause a serious or even fatal accident. One recent crash took the life of a 60-year-old Texas woman.
Careless actions by drivers can bring massive consequences. When a driver disregards the rules of the road and causes a fatal accident, not only might he or she pay in ways never imagined, but family members of those who have lost their lives have to live in devastation and heartache for years to come. Two Texas men have been arrested after a woman was killed in a fatal accident on New Year's Eve.
Carelessness behind the wheel is never acceptable. A driver not having focus on the road often leads to a fatal accident or one with serious injuries. Texas police say a 24-year-old woman was responsible for causing a fatal accident that killed a 7-month-old child.
The consumption of alcohol dulls the senses, leaving those who have been drinking and then choose to drive vulnerable to harming themselves and those in their path. Many times this all-too-common behavior results in a fatal accident or one with serious injuries. Such was the case involving a 30-year-old Texas woman who is facing charges after causing a fatal accident that killed one man traveling through the state with his family.
Drunk driving is still an enormous problem on this nation's roads, no matter the threat of potential consequences. Too many times to count, a person driving after alcohol consumption causes a fatal accident. A fatal accident blamed on an intoxicated driver ended the life of a 72-year-old Texas woman.
Send good out into the universe and it will come back to you: this is a mantra numerous people believe and put into practice. Being a good Samaritan on the road, however, can put a person at risk for a fatal accident, especially if it involves getting out of a vehicle on a busy highway. An exit ramp just off Interstate 10 running through Texas was the scene of a fatal accident involving two men who were taking their time to help another motorist.
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.