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Texas woman in wrong-way fatal accident was DUI

Many Texas drivers, at one point or another, have had a moment of confusion while behind the wheel, when they may forget what road they are on or which direction they need to take to arrive at their destination. Most often, this moment passes in a second or two, no harm is done, and he or she reaches the intended end point safely. However, when drugs or alcohol are likely the cause of the confusion, the driver may make a grave error in judgment resulting in a fatal accident.

It appears this is what happened recently in Fort Worth. Early one Friday morning, a 28-year-old woman was observed traveling nearly eight miles in the wrong direction. Police received several emergency calls from witnesses along the route. Officers tried to stop the woman by following her in the opposite lane, employing their vehicle's lights and sirens, and deploying spike strips.

Fatal accident claims 2 lives and injuries 2 other people

Driving requires a high level of concentration and devotion to the task at hand. A driver that is distracted for even a few seconds can cause a tragic situation ending in serious injury or even death. Although the cause has not yet been determined, and other factors may have been involved, a recent fatal accident on a Texas road may have been a result of driver distraction.

The accident occurred on a Monday afternoon. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that a northbound vehicle crossed into the southbound lane. The driver then hit another vehicle head-on.

Suspected drunk driving results in fatal accident

Driving is a privilege, not a right. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she bears a great responsibility to pay close attention to the task at hand. This can only happen when the driver has a clear head, free from drugs or alcohol, and distractions are minimal. However, not everyone adheres to these rules, and sometimes the results are tragic. Sadly, such was the case recently when a fatal accident occurred at a Texas intersection.

The incident happened very late one evening in Houston when a 34-year-old man left a local sports bar and decided to drive his pickup truck to his brother's home, supposedly to continue drinking. The man apparently admitted to drinking a dozen beers while at the bar. A man in a nearby vehicle reported noticing the pickup swerving out of its lane. According to witnesses, as the pickup approached a red light, the driver allegedly did not show signs of braking and blew through the intersection, T-boning another vehicle.

3 people flee the scene of a car accident causing serious injury

Many Texas drivers can recount details of an accident they have been involved in at some point during their driving history. Car accidents happen every day in Texas and throughout the rest of the country. However, some accidents cause more serious injury to vehicle occupants than others, and in the case of some incidents, the person that may be at fault flees the scene before authorities arrive to investigate. This seems to be the case when a car accident happened at a Dallas intersection.

The accident happened late on a recent evening when a vehicle passed through an intersection, reportedly at a high speed. After losing control of the vehicle, the driver collided with another vehicle head-on. The driver of the car that was struck suffered life threatening injuries.

Motorcycle accident on Texas road results in fatality

Many Texas residents own and enjoy a motorcycle, whether as a part-time hobby or as their main mode of transportation. Although these vehicles can certainly be fun to drive, unfortunately, motorcycle drivers are typically more vulnerable to injury than drivers of other vehicles, such as cars and trucks. Although the cause is unclear at this point, several people were recently involved in a motorcycle accident that included a pickup truck; sadly, the motorcycle driver did not fare well.

The crash happened just before midnight on a recent Wednesday evening when a motorcycle and a pickup truck were both headed southbound on a local roadway. According to investigators, the pickup truck was traveling behind the motorcycle, which then slowed down for a red light. At that point, the pickup truck hit the motorcycle from behind, and the truck proceeded to hit a utility pole, bringing down live power lines.

Texas teens' prank results in tragic fatal accident

Many Texas residents can probably remember a time in their youth in which they participated in a prank with friends. Such incidents can provide fun moments that develop into amusing anecdotes later in life. However, this is not always the case, and for a young Texas teen, a recent prank resulted in a fatal accident, a murder charge and likely a tragic memory that will stay with him the rest of his life.

The incident began on a recent Tuesday when the 14-year-old, along with two other teens, began throwing eggs at passing vehicles. One of the victims, who according to police had a semi-automatic weapon, began chasing the teens. The 14-year-old, who was operating a vehicle under the legal driving age, collided with another car when he ran a red light during the chase. The 45-year-old female driver of the other car was killed in the crash.

Suspected drunk driver involved in fiery car accident

As part of Christmas festivities, many Texas residents enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two. Although everyone knows the potential dangers of driving under the influence, unfortunately, some people still get behind the wheel of a car after drinking. This may have been what happened recently when a suspected drunk driver and a police car were involved in a serious car accident. 

The accident happened just past midnight Christmas Eve morning on a Houston road. A 23-year-old man's vehicle overturned in front of a police cruiser that was on its way to a call. After striking the vehicle nearly head-on, the cruiser flipped several times and burst into flames. According to the HPD chief, the passenger officer managed to escape the cruiser and went to seek help.

Young Texas mother of baby dies in car accident

Most drivers are well aware of the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, some Texas residents still make questionable choices before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, and sadly, sometimes such a choice leads to a car accident resulting in a fatality. For a Texas family, unfortunately, this scenario became their reality.

The accident happened on a recent Sunday evening when a 23-year-old mother was returning from visiting relatives with her mother and 1-year-old son. Reportedly, a 19-year-old driver of a truck crossed several lanes of traffic before crashing into the woman's SUV. The woman's mother and baby survived the crash, but the young woman died at the scene.

Fatal accident on Texas highway results in two deaths

Most Texas drivers have been involved in a vehicle accident at some point in their lives. Accidents can happen for various reasons: driver distraction, impairment or simply poor judgment. Some accidents can even happen due to complications from a medical condition. This may be the case for a man accused of causing a fatal accident on a Houston highway. 

The accident happened on a recent Wednesday when a pickup truck reportedly veered across the highway median and into oncoming traffic. The 54-year-old truck driver hit four other vehicles, injuring several people and killing two people, a man and a woman. According to police, the driver showed no signs of intoxication at the time of the crash. Although he is cooperating fully in the investigation, he reportedly claims to not remember anything about the time prior to the crash, and authorities confirm he has a history of seizures.

Texas woman's family files wrongful death lawsuit

Many Texas residents own a bicycle and use it for leisure or exercise or a bit of both. Some cyclists also like to participate in organized bicycling events from time to time, whether for charity or simply to have fun with other cyclists. However, occasionally, a participant in an organized event meets a tragic end. This is what happened to a Texas woman last summer, and her family has now filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages.

The accident happened last August when the 47-year-old woman was participating in a bicycling event. A vehicle veered onto the shoulder where she was riding, striking her, causing her to be thrown from her bicycle and ultimately killing her. The driver claimed the sun was in his eyes, but he was also found to be driving above the posted speed limit. He has been charged with one count of criminally negligent homicide. Apparently, the crash is still under investigation.

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