In March 2015, a tragedy occurred in Salado, Texas, involving multiple vehicles. The driver of a tractor-trailer is suspected as having caused the truck accident that resulted in the loss of one life and injuries to several others. The crash reportedly caused a bridge that was under construction to fall on motorists below.
A district attorney addressed a community gathering recently, discussing the issue of alcohol- and drug-related accidents in the state. According to the speaker, 25 percent of accident-related fatalities in the Texas county involve drugs and/or alcohol. He said that he is used to being known as the drunk driver attorney and that he welcomes the title.
It is presumed that most drivers understand the serious responsibilities which come with operating a motor vehicle. Though each state has laws meant to keep the roadways as safe as possible, it is ultimately up to each driver to conduct him or herself in a way that ensures his or her personal safety, as well as the safety of those with whom he or she shares the road. A Texas highway became the scene of a tragedy recently when a fatal accident occurred due to the alleged irresponsible actions of a driver.
The day before Christmas is often a time of bustling for many families across the nation. Last minute shopping, gift-wrapping, decorating and food preparations are common activities as people anticipate a day of celebration with loved ones. When a reckless driver takes to the road, however, the joyful hustle and bustle of the holiday season can quickly turn into a tragic event. Unfortunately, that appears to have been what happened in the Houston 600 block of E. Crosstimbers on Christmas Eve.
An off-duty police officer placed a 911 call after witnessing a crash in South Houston on a recent Sunday. The accident took place in the wee hours of the morning. A spokesman from the city's police department stated that the vehicle was speeding in the 12600 block of State Highway 288.
A pair of Houston teenagers recently lost their lives after a devastating car accident. Reports indicate that the two young men would often ride with a coach who volunteered with their team in order to help the students reach their goals in sports and education. Officials believe the trainer may have been speeding at the time of the car accident.
When a car breaks down on the highway and blocks a lane of traffic, other drivers on the road may need to exercise increased caution as they approach the stopped vehicle, in order to avoid a car accident. An unexpected car accident in Houston tragically killed a woman after her stalled vehicle was hit by an oncoming motorist. The victim had experienced car trouble, causing her sport utility vehicle to stop on an elevated local highway.
When a Texas driver is patiently waiting at a red traffic light for his or her turn to proceed, the last thing he or she expects is to be rear-ended. In most situations, the combination of brake lights and a red light are enough to indicate to oncoming vehicles that traffic has stopped. However, when a driver fails to take notice or is unable to stop, that driver and other motorists can be seriously harmed.
When a bus accident results from the negligent choices of the business owner, victims and their families may feel anger as they recover and grieve for their loss. A Houston man charged for his involvement in a fatal bus accident was recently sentenced after he reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. The judge presiding over the case approved a plea deal with the Houston bus owner, limiting his sentence to probation for three years and avoiding any time behind bars.
Motor vehicle accidents always have the potential to leave victims with injuries. However, the chance of serious injuries or fatalities increases when the accident involves a semi truck. A tragic truck accident recently took the life of a woman in Texas after her car was crushed under the front of a tractor-trailer.