Drinking alcohol affects a driver's reaction time. The time delay is enough to cause significant damage to others on the road. Sometimes, the result is a fatal accident. A Texas woman is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge after causing a fatal wreck around 3 a.m. on Feb. 9.
While the national legal age to purchase alcohol is 21, those who are younger are often easily able to gain access. The problem then is, as with anyone of any age who has been drinking, they will get behind the wheel of a vehicle, potentially causing damage that can range from a minor fender-bender to a fatal accident. A 19-year-old Texas resident has been issued intoxication-related charges after allegedly causing a fatal accident.
For years the public has heard numerous messages warning people to not drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, there are still many who choose to consume and get behind the wheel, believing they are lucid enough to drive without incident. This choice can result in complications ranging from a minor fender bender to a fatal accident, killing themselves and/or others in or near the road. Texas police say alcohol may have been involved when one person was killed in a fatal accident.
A deadly accident can bring heartache to a number of people. Family members of the victim will feel their loss for years to come. The person who caused the fatal accident may face penalties that can include years behind bars, and most will live with the guilt that their actions took the life of another person. One example of this kind of tragedy involves a Texas woman who was killed in a recent accident involving two vehicles.
While cell phones are accurately blamed as the cause for many a fatal accident, they are not the only distraction to a driver. From trying to select just the right song on the car's stereo system to conversation with a passenger, anything that causes a driver to not completely focus on the road can be the cause of a fatal accident. Two members of a Texas family recently died as an alleged result of inattentiveness.
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.