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.
Safety should be a priority in our homes, our places of work and on the road. Not using the utmost care in every area of our lives can result in severe injury or even a fatality. Improper maintenance of a vehicle or not ensuring transportation loads are secured can result in tragedy. A Texas man was killed in a fatal accident as a result of inadequate preparation by a semi-truck driver.
Drunk driving has been the cause of far too many deaths on Texas roadways. Some of those who drink before driving do not feel any different, not realizing their reaction time has been affected. Others simply do not care whether they injure another person or that they are the cause of a fatal accident. Police say a 19-year-old man caused a fatal accident after he had been drinking.
The efforts to reduce the numbers of drunk driving incidents may have helped over the years, but there are still too many drivers who choose to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking alcohol. Many of the accidents drunk drivers cause are not just fender-benders; they often end as fatal accidents or ones resulting in serious injury. A Texas man has been charged after causing a fatal accident.
Every Texas driver has a responsibility to others on the road, to passengers and to him or herself to obey the driving rules of the state. When those rules are not observed, there is the potential for people to be seriously injured or even killed in a fatal accident. A 17-year-old girl died in a recent fatal accident as a result of ignoring the rules of the road.
When drivers do not pay attention to what they are doing while operating a vehicle, an accident often results. Whether a fender bender, one with serious injuries or a fatal accident, it has the potential to cause pain and suffering for many years to come. Texas police recently arrested a woman after a fatal accident claimed the life of another woman.