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Woman killed, 5 other people injured in fatal accident

Everyone knows that their life, or that of a loved one, can change in an instant. For example, while people are behind the wheel of a car, they are responsible for ensuring the safety of not only themselves, but also that of everyone around them. One person's mistake can end in tragedy, not just for the driver, but sometimes for several people.  Unfortunately, it seems this is what happened when a young Texas mother lost her life in a recent fatal accident.

The accident occurred very early on a Saturday morning when a vehicle was traveling north in the southbound lanes on the Dallas North Tollway. The driver collided with another vehicle, killing a 23-year-old woman and seriously injuring the other four occupants of that car. The wrong-way driver was also injured and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Fatal accident claims lives of 3 siblings and family friend

These days, most people carry a cellphone at all times. While many people understand the responsibility that comes with such a device, some still do not and sometimes use their phone in an unsafe manner, such as when they are driving. Recently, a Texas woman lost three of her children, as well as a family friend, in a fatal accident that may have been caused by cellphone distraction.

The crash happened on a recent Friday morning when the mother, siblings and a family friend were traveling to San Antonio to watch an older sibling in a dance competition. The mother, who was driving, stopped to make a turn, and another vehicle slammed into her from behind. According to preliminary reports and surveillance video, the driver of the second vehicle applied the brakes less than one second prior to impact. The Texas Department of Public Safety has said this fact may indicate cellphone distraction on the part of the driver.

Fiery fatal accident claims both drivers' lives

Most drivers realize that with the privilege of holding a driver's licence comes great responsibility to take necessary safety measures while driving. Unfortunately, due to a multitude of variables any driver may encounter on the road, no amount of careful thought can prevent a fatal accident from happening sometimes. This may have been what happened when two people died in a fiery crash on a Texas road.

The accident happened very early on a recent Sunday morning when a the driver of a pickup truck veered into the lane of an oncoming car, causing a head-on collision. The car landed in a nearby ditch where it burst into flames, killing the driver. According to a witness, bystanders rushed to help the woman in the burning car, but they could not get her out due to the flames and the condition of the vehicle.

Fatal accident claims lives of 2 Texas men

Texas drivers of any type of vehicle may occasionally veer over the center line of a roadway, and this can happen for various reasons: driver fatigue or distraction, faulty vehicle mechanics or inappropriate use of drugs or alcohol. While investigation continues into a recent fatal accident in Tyler, police have released an accident report confirming that a pickup truck crossed the center line on a local roadway and crashed head-on into a charter bus. Reportedly, investigators are working with bus company officials to retrieve video footage taken from the front of the bus as they attempt to determine why this accident happened.

The accident occurred very early one morning recently. Reportedly, after the truck crossed the center line, it struck the bus, and both vehicles ended up on opposite sides of the road. The two young, male occupants of the pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene. One man was partially ejected from the truck, and neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.

Hit-and-run accidents often involve fatalities

Unfortunately, anyone's life can change or end in a split second, and sometimes all it takes is one person who uses poor judgment or is simply momentarily distracted to cause a tragedy. When such an event happens, the person seemingly responsible may initially panic and remove him or herself quickly from the situation, and this is how hit-and-run accidents happen. This seems to be the case in a recent accident in which three young men were killed on a Texas highway while they were on the roadside trying to change a flat tire.

The incident happened early on a recent Sunday morning in Dallas. According to one victim's family, the three men, all in their early 20s, were traveling back from attending a concert with a group of friends when their SUV had a flat tire. While they were on the side of the road changing the tire, a man in a truck struck and killed all three and injured two other passengers inside the SUV. The driver then fled the scene, leaving behind his injured 12-year-old son in his truck.

Houston man victim of tragic fatal bicycle accident

Many Texas residents enjoy hopping on a bicycle from time to time, and some people use these nonmotorized vehicles as their main form of transportation. However, in some urban areas, it seems bicyclists have had to contend with more potential dangers than ever before when sharing the roadways with larger, motorized vehicles, such as cars and trucks. Some drivers have difficulty navigating around cyclists, and unfortunately, a bicycle accident can occur at these times. On Houston roadways alone, according to statistics, 235 cyclists were killed in accidents with local drivers in the last 16 years.

In one such recent accident, a young man was killed when he was run over by the rear wheels of a school bus. The cyclist was traveling in a bike lane and apparently had the right of way. The school bus stopped at a stop sign, then continued into the intersection. Unfortunately, she went in front of the cyclist and ran over him, knocking his bicycle to one side. Sadly, the cyclist, thought to be in his early 20s, was killed almost instantly.

Car accident involving speeding kills young Texas man

Most Texas drivers likely enjoy the freedom that comes with a driver's license, but they also appreciate that driving is a privilege, and with that privilege comes the responsibility of adhering to the rules of the road, including speed limits. Unfortunately for others, some drivers do not understand this way of thinking and behave recklessly, driving far too fast and perhaps ignoring street signs and lights. This type of self-centered behavior can cause a car accident.

Such an incident occurred late on a recent Monday evening. Reportedly, a vehicle traveling west at a high speed ran through a red light and collided with another vehicle. Emergency responders pulled the 25-year-old driver of the second vehicle from his car. Sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Texas woman dead and passenger seriously injured in car accident

Most drivers have heard and fully understand the continual warnings in the media about the importance of refraining from drugs or alcohol before operating a motor vehicle of any kind. These people take this safety measure very seriously and will drive responsibly. Unfortunately, however, not all drivers do so, such as a Texas man who was recently involved in a car accident and now faces very serious charges.

The accident happened on a Sunday evening when a 20-year-old man in a pickup truck traveling north collided with a westbound car at an intersection in Lubbock. Both the driver and a passenger of the car were transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The young man driving the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.

Suspected drunk driver involved in hit-and-run bicycle accident

While bicycles have been around for a long time, it seems that in recent years, more and more people are turning to bicycles as a mode of transportation or simply as a leisure activity. In addition to being more cost-effective than a motorized vehicle, cycling is both environmentally friendly and a great form of exercise. Unfortunately, sometimes cyclists and drivers find difficulty in sharing the road, and accidents can happen, and often, they do not end well for the cyclist. Such was the case when a hit-and-run bicycle accident on a Texas road resulted in a death.

The accident happened late on a recent afternoon. According to witnesses, a man was riding his bicycle in the bike lane when a woman drove her SUV into the lane. Apparently, the vehicle rear-ended the bicycle and then left the scene. Police found the mangled bike and its rider 40 yards from where they believe the impact occurred, his belongings strewn about the road. The man, said to have been a respected local surgeon, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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.

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