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.
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.
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.
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.