A tragic car accident claimed the lives of four high school students in Nevada on the evening of Nov. 4, according to local law enforcement. Texas police responded to the crash, which also injured three other people. Car accidents causing fatalities can sometimes result in criminal charges, but at this point in the case, police have not filed any such charges against the surviving driver.
A three-car pileup claimed the life of a 21-year-old woman on the morning of Nov. 2 in West Houston, according to local law enforcement. Texas police based in Harris County have confirmed the woman's death, and they have also confirmed that the other driver involved in the crash is facing charges. Car accidents causing fatalities can carry serious criminal penalties, and the man could be facing jail time.
It is understandable that many Texas parents worry when their teenagers get behind the wheel to drive. Most parents offer sage advice and helpful tips, such as telling their children to stay alert and cautious, especially in high-risk areas. Unfortunately, many car accidents occur in or near intersections.
A tragic crash in Georgetown claimed one young life and sent four other people to local hospitals, according to Texas law enforcement authorities. The crash occurred in Central Texas on State Highway 130. As with many car accidents of this type, this one is still under investigation. So far, no charges have been brought against the driver involved.
A woman who was involved in a three-car crash in Houston has died, according to local sources. Police in the Texas city confirmed the accident that claimed the life of the unknown woman, who has not been publicly identified pending notification of next of kin. Police have not determined the cause of the crash, but experience with similar car accidents led to the dispatch of a DWI task force to determine whether any of the drivers involved were intoxicated.
A new study by AAA found that teen drivers are at the highest risk of being involved in a crash between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has dubbed this time frame the "100 Deadliest Days," stating that in the last five years 3,500 people died in car accidents involving teen drivers in summer months.
A serious wreck in Gray County left one teenager dead and another in critical condition, as well as other injuries and fatalities, according to local sources. Texas authorities confirmed the crash that occurred in the early morning of May 6 near McLean. As with many car accidents of this type, this tragic crash is still under investigation and no charges have been filed.
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.
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.
Teenagers in Texas and other states can watch a show online, listen to music through their headphones, do homework and text a friend -- all at the same time. While that might seem like effective multi-tasking, the reality is that the brain does not manage all those tasks simultaneously. It switches back and forth between them, and all this cause slower reaction times. This might not seem life-threatening if the teen sits on his or her bed while doing all this and not behind the steering wheel. However, too many young lives are lost in car accidents caused by distracted driving.