Crashes involving injuries occur in Texas every day. It is often difficult to understand the full impact motor vehicle accidents may have on the lives of victims and their families. Unfortunately, one woman learned how much life could change following a tragic accident. She was involved in a drunk driving accident almost 20 years ago. Sadly, her name is in the news again due to her recent death following a cancer diagnosis.
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.
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.
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.
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.