Likely, most Texas drivers follow rules that help keep them and others around them safe. They wear their seat belts, obey the traffic rules, avoid driving while impaired and maintain a safe speed. However, for some reason unknown to most people, some drivers enjoy drag racing. This practice can and often does put not only the drivers involved, but also nearby pedestrians and other drivers in a dangerous position. In fact, recently, a 9-year-old girl was killed and two other people were seriously injured in a fatal accident involving drag racing.
Many Texas residents enjoy getting out on a bicycle from time to time, and some even use this type of vehicle as their main mode of transportation. Most cyclists likely find this activity provides them a relatively inexpensive, healthy alternative to driving a car. However, bicycles on roadways can be vulnerable to larger, motorized vehicles, and if both cyclist and driver are not fully focused, a fatal accident could result. Following a fatal crash that took place almost one year ago, a woman was recently indicted by a grand jury and now faces a manslaughter charge.
Many Texas residents would find it difficult to believe an individual could cause an accident that hurt another individual and simply walk away from it. For most people, likely their sense of compassion would trigger them to seek medical aid for the injured person. However, sadly, hit-and-run accidents happen because some people in this type of situation will instead automatically act out of a sense of self-preservation and flee the scene, leaving an injured person to suffer. This seems to be what happened recently in a hit-and-run incident in Garland.
Most Texas drivers realize that if they commit a traffic offense and are being pursued by police, they are wise to stop and accept whatever consequence comes their way. Those who fail to do so tend to simply create more problems for themselves. Such was the case recently in west Houston when one person died in a car accident that happened during a police pursuit.