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Motor vehicle accidents can have catastrophic results

Spring has arrived and with it an increase in many school activities in Texas. These include sports events, proms, marching band and drill team competitions. Many of these events involve travel, and many parents pitch in to provide transportation to children and their friends to participate in these events. Sadly, however, tragic motor vehicle accidents sometimes occur.

A woman was driving three of her children and a friend of theirs to a drill team competition on a recent weekend. The accident occurred on Highway 21 near Austin. The woman was stopped, waiting to make a left turn, when her car was rammed from behind. She had been hit by a pickup truck that failed to stop.

Storm chase leads to a wrongful death suit

Weather can be calm or it can be stormy. Calm weather is peaceful and calls to people to come outside and enjoy it, while stormy weather chases most people inside to seek safety and shelter. Stormy weather has an entirely different effect on storm chasers; they head outside and follow the storm to see if it will turn into a more serious storm, such as a hurricane or a tornado. They follow a storm at high speeds in order to keep up with it and document via video what they find. Such a pursuit recently ended tragically and with a wrongful death lawsuit in Texas.

Two storm chasers who regularly provide storm information and footage to the Weather Channel were pursuing weather that had the potential to become tornadic. They were allegedly driving at speeds of up to 70 mph and ignoring traffic signals and signs. After allegedly ignoring a stop sign, the SUV they were in slammed into another vehicle driven by a local employee of the National Weather Service. The force of the collision killed two of the storm chasers and the occupant of the other vehicle.

What to do if you are a passenger in an Uber accident

Uber and Lyft have become integral parts of many Texans' lives. Lawmakers have even begun to look toward the services to transport Medicaid patients to the hospital. 

While these apps have made life easier for many people, they can make someone's life temporarily harder if the driver ends up in an accident. Regardless if the Uber driver is at fault for the collision, you need to think about your well-being in the immediate aftermath. There are several steps to take during this time to make sure you can pay for all upcoming expenses. 

Texas car accidents can leave many seriously injured

Being on the road, whether as a driver or a passenger, is a dangerous activity. Though many people do not necessarily consider every risk of being on the road, car accidents happen every day. Unfortunately, many of these incidents result in serious injuries to the people involved.

A recent report indicated that multiple people were injured in a car crash in Texas. The incident involved at least three vehicles, and the initial collision took place after a 19-year-old driver did not stop at a stop sign. That vehicle collided with an SUV before being hit by a truck. Authorities suspected that the teen driver of the first vehicle was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

Police say drunk driver caused fatal accident

Car accidents are an unfortunate part of life. Though most people will do whatever they can to prevent them, they cannot always rely on the other drivers that they encounter to do the same. When an accident happens that is caused by a drunk driver, the tragedy is only amplified, since those accidents are usually preventable. This is what local authorities say caused a recent crash here in Texas that took the life of one person and seriously injured another.

The incident happened on a recent evening when two vehicles crashed into one another. Two people in one of the cars were rushed to a nearby hospital. One of them, a 19-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police have not released details about the driver of the other vehicle, except to say that individual has been hospitalized with serious injuries, but remains stable.

Motor vehicle accidents: 9 people injured in car pileup

The changing of the seasons can result in dangerous conditions on Texas roadways. Bridges and overpasses are especially vulnerable during freezing temperatures, sleet and snow. Dangerous road conditions combined with negligent driving can be a fatal combination for all road travelers and may result in motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, nine people suffered injuries following a multi-vehicle pileup that may have occurred due to icy road conditions.

The investigation is pending and all the events that led to the accidents have not been reported. Reportedly, 10 vehicles were involved in the crash, injuring nine individuals. All injured victims were taken for medical care, and two victims are reported to be in critical condition.

Motor vehicle accidents: Child killed on bus when struck by train

Texas parents, bus drivers and school officials recently learned of a horrific tragedy that occurred with two of its students. Two students were aboard a school district bus when it was struck by a train. All motor vehicle accidents can result in significant property damage, injuries and/or death, but it is certainly difficult to comprehend tragedy when it involves children.

According to reports, two students were aboard the bus when the accident occurred. Videos accompanying the article provided additional information about the victims and accident. One victim was a 13-year-old boy, and the other was female. The 78-year-old bus driver survived the crash, but he suffered injuries.

Why you should never leave the scene of a car accident

Like most Texans, you drive both assertively and cautiously. With luck, you may never find yourself in the middle of a car accident. Given the law of probabilities, though, you may not be able to avoid a collision forever. Fortunately, with most accidents, the incident is a minor inconvenience. If you leave the scene of the wreck, though, you could be in for some significant legal consequences. 

Texas law requires motorists to stop their vehicles after an accident if it caused either injury or property damage. If the accident was not your fault, stopping and alerting authorities is not much of a problem. If you have been drinking, driving with a suspended license or fleeing the scene of a crime, you may think about continuing down the road after an accident. This idea, though, is not a good one. 

18-wheeler accidents: 1 dead in Texas

A man from a neighboring state has been tragically killed in a serious accident, according to state troopers in Midland. Texas authorities say the 22-year-old man was killed in a crash involving a transport truck. 18-wheeler accidents are not uncommon in west Texas, where transport vehicles operate on highways and local roads. Police are still attempting to determine the cause of the crash, which also injured another individual.

Only limited information is available as of this report. However, it has been confirmed that the 22-year-old man was traveling westbound on Interstate 20 near Midland when he turned his pickup truck into the path of an 18-wheeler traveling the same direction. The force of the impact critically injured the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medical personnel.

Motor vehicle accidents: woman charged with manslaughter

Police in Arlington say they have arrested a Forth Worth woman on charges of intoxication manslaughter, following a fatal New Year's morning crash. Texas authorities say New Year's is a prime time for motor vehicle accidents, considering the tendency for people to over-imbibe alcohol around the holidays. This appears to be the case in this crash, as one driver is believed to have been drunk at the time. 

Preliminary reports suggest that two vehicles were occupying the exit ramp off of US 287 northbound when a vehicle driven by the 35-year-old Forth Worth woman failed to maintain its lane. Her car struck another passenger vehicle driven by a 46-year-old Arlington man, forcing his car into a concrete pillar. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving medical authorities. 

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