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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.

Rescue workers attempted to extricate the truck driver, who initially survived the fall. However, sadly, he died during the rescue attempt. Police have said that the driver who allegedly caused the crash remained on scene. Apparently, no one else was injured in the accident, nor were any hazardous substances leaked.

Most Texas drivers understand that driving is an activity that requires a great deal of attention to safety, and drivers sometimes need to carefully calculate risks and should err on the side of caution whenever possible. This driver seemingly made an unsafe choice to pass the truck at that time, and as a result, a fatal accident occurred in which a young man lost his life. If the investigation concludes that the car's driver is at fault, as seems to be likely, the victim's family may consider contacting a personal injury attorney to discuss the possibility of pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court.

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