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.
Driving requires a high level of concentration and devotion to the task at hand. A driver that is distracted for even a few seconds can cause a tragic situation ending in serious injury or even death. Although the cause has not yet been determined, and other factors may have been involved, a recent fatal accident on a Texas road may have been a result of driver distraction.
Driving is a privilege, not a right. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, he or she bears a great responsibility to pay close attention to the task at hand. This can only happen when the driver has a clear head, free from drugs or alcohol, and distractions are minimal. However, not everyone adheres to these rules, and sometimes the results are tragic. Sadly, such was the case recently when a fatal accident occurred at a Texas intersection.
Many Texas residents can probably remember a time in their youth in which they participated in a prank with friends. Such incidents can provide fun moments that develop into amusing anecdotes later in life. However, this is not always the case, and for a young Texas teen, a recent prank resulted in a fatal accident, a murder charge and likely a tragic memory that will stay with him the rest of his life.
Most Texas drivers have been involved in a vehicle accident at some point in their lives. Accidents can happen for various reasons: driver distraction, impairment or simply poor judgment. Some accidents can even happen due to complications from a medical condition. This may be the case for a man accused of causing a fatal accident on a Houston highway.
Many Texas residents own a bicycle and use it for leisure or exercise or a bit of both. Some cyclists also like to participate in organized bicycling events from time to time, whether for charity or simply to have fun with other cyclists. However, occasionally, a participant in an organized event meets a tragic end. This is what happened to a Texas woman last summer, and her family has now filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages.
Most Texas drivers, from time to time, have experienced car trouble and have had to pull over to the side of the road to investigate further. Sometimes, this happens on a busy highway where the driver is vulnerable to passing vehicles. Such situations can result in a fatal accident, which, unfortunately, is what happened recently in San Antonio.
Sometimes an evening that begins as a fun night out with friends suddenly ends tragically. Sometimes this happens after a few drinks are consumed, leaving a person feeling invincible. This may have been the case when four young people in San Angelo were involved in a fatal accident.
Most Texas drivers, at one time or another, have been annoyed by another driver's actions while behind the wheel. However, some drivers take this annoyance to an entirely different level -- in fact, what is known as road rage -- resulting in an unsafe or even deadly situation. On a recent Monday, three vehicles collided on a road in North Houston resulting in a fatal accident, possibly due to a case of road rage.
Many Texas residents are safe drivers, and this attention to safety includes avoiding ingestion of any substances that may impair one's driving ability. Unfortunately, some drivers take to the road after they have been drinking, using illegal drugs or even misusing prescription drugs. Such was the case in a fatal accident involving a pickup truck and a church bus that took place last year.