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Tragic car accident claims lives of 2 teenage sisters

A variety of scenarios can lead to a car crash. Drivers can become distracted for any one of a number of reasons, drivers can make a grave error in judgment, and some drivers still get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, some of the most horrific crashes happen when a vehicle traveling in the wrong lane hits another vehicle. In a recent example in Texas, two teenage sisters were killed and several other people were injured in a horrific car accident.

The crash happened late on a Wednesday evening on a highway near Anton. According to authorities, a 28-year-old woman driving in the wrong lane hit another vehicle. Following that collision, another vehicle traveling behind the crash, driven by a 72-year-old man, then rear-ended the vehicle that was hit.

Recent Texas graduate and her mother killed in fatal accident

While most drivers understand the importance of maintaining focus on the task at hand while they are behind the wheel, they are also aware of the many potential distractions drivers may encounter. In some cases, a driver whose attention veers from the road for even a second or two can cause a fatal accident, changing the lives of several people at once. This may have been what happened recently when two members of a Texas family were killed and another one was seriously injured on their way home from a family celebration.

The crash happened on a Sunday evening when a woman and man along with their son and daughter were returning to their home in Nacogdoches after they had been celebrating the daughter's recent college acceptance. They were stopped in traffic when a driver rear-ended their vehicle. Reportedly, the driver was traveling at a high speed and did not see the slowed traffic coming up ahead.

Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run car accident

When a driver is behind the wheel, he or she has an enormous responsibility to not only avoid driving while impaired, but also to obey all road signs. If an accident does happen, the people involved are expected to remain at the scene. While most Texas drivers already know and follow all of these rules, in a recent car accident, one woman did not follow any of them.

The accident happened on a Saturday evening. A 29-year-old woman was driving her pickup truck east on a Houston street and ran through a stop sign, crashing into a northbound vehicle crossing through the intersection. The driver of the other vehicle, unfortunately, did not survive. The woman, as well as a male passenger in her truck, then fled the scene.

Woman inspecting vehicle becomes victim of fatal accident

Texas drivers who have traveled on highways or any roadway involving high speed likely understand the importance of taking particular safety measures in the event they must pull over to the side and exit the vehicle for any reason. However, sometimes no amount of attention to safety can prevent a tragedy from happening. Vehicles can veer off the road for many reasons, and occasionally, a person in the path of such a vehicle becomes the victim of a fatal accident. Such was the case when a woman was killed when she stepped outside her vehicle on a roadway in Lubbock.

The collision happened early on a recent Tuesday evening. A 56-year-old woman driving a vehicle pulling a trailer stopped in the outside lane and got out to inspect the trailer connection. A family member who had been following her in a pickup truck pulled over and stopped behind her. A city utility truck traveling in the same lane struck the pickup truck and pushed it into the trailer. The utility truck also struck the woman inspecting the trailer, and sadly, she died at the scene.

Fatal accident at stoplight leaves 2 people dead

Likely, most Texas drivers, at one time or another, have found themselves having to slam on the brakes just in time to prevent a collision with a vehicle in front of them. Some people become distracted by activity in their own vehicle or something happening outside, and some drivers find themselves daydreaming. However, sometimes a speeding driver simply does not have enough time to stop when necessary and causes a fatal accident.

This may have been what happened on a recent Friday evening in an accident in which two people lost their lives and two others were injured. According to police, the collision occurred when a vehicle was rear-ended while it was stopped at a traffic light. Firefighters worked to extract the passengers of the car that was hit, a man and a woman who appear to have been related. They were then transported to a local hospital, but sadly, both died.

Unsafe lane change on Houston bridge results in fatal accident

Probably all Texas drivers can recount many times in which they've had to pass a vehicle in front of them, whether the other vehicle was moving too slowly for the passing driver or for other reasons. Sometimes, such a strategy requires a driver to pull back into the same lane, this time in front of the passed vehicle. Although most drivers make this move in a safe manner, some do not, and an unsafe move can result in a fatal accident.

In one such example, the 24-year-old driver of an 18-wheeler died when his truck fell off a Houston bridge after a car cut him off. The crash happened on a recent Wednesday morning when, according to police, the car driver made an unsafe lane change. The truck driver collided with the rear end of the car, then hit the bridge's concrete barrier causing the truck to fall off the bridge. It landed upside down on a chemical manufacturing plant below the bridge.

Tragic wrong-way car accident claims lives of both drivers

According to authorities, wrong-way collisions in Texas and elsewhere happen most often between midnight and 3 a.m., and although this type of crash comprises only about 3% of traffic accidents, they are typically the most deadly. When two vehicles collide head-on, the drivers and passengers involved do not often survive the tremendous impact. Unfortunately, in a wrong-way car accident on the President George Bush Turnpike, both drivers lost their lives after one of the drivers reportedly traveled 11 miles in the wrong direction.

The accident happened very early on a recent Thursday morning. Reportedly, troopers were already at a traffic stop in the eastbound lanes when they were notified of a wrong-way driver headed to their area. When they saw the vehicle approaching, they tried to stop it, but were unsuccessful. The troopers witnessed the vehicle crashing head-on into another vehicle.

Car accident claims life of man involved in earlier accident

Most Texas drivers, no matter how attentive they are while behind the wheel, can remember a time when they failed to see an obstacle on or at the side of the roadway. In most cases, a driver is able to avert disaster by making necessary adjustments before making contact with the object. Unfortunately, in some cases, particularly if the driver is distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she will not see an obstacle in time, and sometimes, tragedy results. Such was the case in a recent car accident on a Texas roadway.

The crash happened very early on a Wednesday morning. Allegedly, a 26-year-old man in a pickup truck collided with a 30-year-old man as he was getting out of his own pickup truck that was stopped near an exit ramp. The second pickup had been involved in an earlier accident when the driver had struck safety barriers as he exited onto the ramp, causing his vehicle to flip over.

Fatal accident results when driver hits disabled car

Many Texas drivers have experienced car trouble at one time or another during a road trip. While people in these situations usually find a safe spot to stop and seek help, sometimes these situations happen on a busy stretch of roadway. Drivers in such a predicament have to pull their vehicle off the road and risk putting themselves in a potentially dangerous position. Unfortunately, a recent example ended with a fatal accident when three people lost their lives after they parked their disabled vehicle under a bridge on a highway.

The accident happened late on a Thursday evening on an Arlington highway. A vehicle drifted over to the shoulder and hit one of two parked cars. The car that was hit then hit the other car parked under the bridge. All three vehicles caught fire. According to police, one of the cars was disabled, which is why it was pulled over to the shoulder under the bridge, and they have speculated that the other car was there because someone stopped to help the occupants of the disabled car.

Tragic Texas car accident results in death of mother and son

Any Texas resident who has operated a motor vehicle, or even those who have not, understands the need to behave responsibly both prior to and during the drive. They understand that not doing so can lead to serious consequences, and perhaps even a fatality. Although a car accident can happen for many different reasons, sometimes drivers forget the seriousness of their responsibility, and tragedy results simply due to reckless driver behaviour. This seems to be what happened when an SUV and a pickup truck collided, killing a mother and her child.

The crash occurred late on a recent Wednesday evening. The SUV was making a left-hand turn when it was struck by a pickup truck entering the intersection. According to police, the pickup truck was speeding at the time. The impact sent the SUV crashing into a steel light pole.

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