A Texas woman has been deemed responsible for a crash that recently occurred at the intersection of a highway and local road. The fatal car accident left one person dead and one person hospitalized.
Car accidents caused by elderly drivers are gaining national attention. In 2010, an 85-year-old woman steered her car into oncoming traffic and caused a fatal car crash, killing her longtime boyfriend who was in the passenger seat. The woman's doctor, who has been treating her dementia for the past two years, faced a wrongful death suit from the family of the deceased man.
According to recent statistics, Texas traffic deaths have declined almost 15 percent since 2006. In 2006, the death rate was 1.5 for every 100 million miles driven in Texas. In 2010, that rate is down to 1.29.
Many of our readers may have heard about the auto accident that occurred on July 22about a three hour drive southwest of Houston near Goliad. This fatal car accident is drawing national news coverage because the circumstances are somewhat peculiar and the amount of catastrophic injuries and deaths was extremely high for a one car crash.
A Texas driver may be facing a criminal negligent homicide charge after a multi-vehicle accident which left one man dead. The truck accident occurred on Highway 7 when the driver did not stop in an active construction zone. His 18-wheeler hit one of four cars that were stopped, and the domino effect caused a five-car accident. The driver of the first stopped car died instantly after crashing into an arrow board. Six people were injured, including a flagger on site. The jury will have to decide if the driver of the 18-wheeler is responsible for the death of the other driver.
One man is dead after a fatal accident in Jefferson County. His widow filed a wrongful death suit earlier this month.
Some of our readers in the Houston area may have heard by now of the tragic accident that occurred on June 10 in Austin. A 37-year-old man, who was out that day for a morning jog, was hit by a truck, and later died at University Medical Center Brackenridge. He was jogging along a street with a 50 mph speed limit, but still a popular route for joggers in the area. If that was the extent of what happened in this fatal car accident it would be bad enough, but, to make matters worse, the driver who struck this man drove away from the scene without stopping to help.
No parent ever hopes to outlive their child, and for many parents, the idea of their child being killed is nightmarish. Sadly, however, parents are unable to control everything, and tragedies occur.