Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare. When that nightmare comes true as a result of a fatal car accident, the parents are often wracked with despair -- especially when the crash is caused by negligence on the part of the other motorist. Recently, one Texas family experienced this tragic reality.
Driving is serious business. After all, motor vehicles are dangerous weapons when not driven responsibly and cautiously. Drivers who use the highway as a playground may end up bringing untold tragedy to those with whom they come in contact. Two Texas men are facing criminal charges for their part in a deadly motor vehicle accident that occurred while they were allegedly drag racing.
Just after 4 a.m. on a recent Sunday morning, emergency dispatchers began receiving calls of a wrong-way driver on Highway 121. Texas police immediately began searching for the driver, who was heading south in the northbound lanes of the eight-lane highway. However, before officers could intercept him, the car had plowed head-on into two other vehicles.
For some people, it takes decades to make a difference in the lives of others. They may work hard to make something of themselves to leave behind a positive legacy. But one Texas girl touched many lives in her short 14 years simply through her contagious positive personality. Tragically, her life ended too soon as the result of a fatal accident allegedly caused by a drunk driver.
Rear-end collisions can be catastrophic. If a driver is speeding or not paying attention to the roadway, there may be no effort to slow down and no time to apply the brakes before disaster occurs. Often, even if the victim sees the car coming, there is no way to avoid being hit. One Texas family is mourning the loss of a loved one who died as a result of a rear-end collision.
Many travelers find that a trailer comes in handy, whether for hauling items or camping. Bumper-pull trailers attach to a hitch on the bumper of a vehicle, but drivers must make sure the connection is tight to avoid having the trailer come loose and cause an accident. While some trailer owners purchase a breakaway kit, which stops the trailer from rolling if it detaches, one Texas driver failed to include this safety feature, and the result was tragedy.
Police pursuits are tricky. With the proper authorization, a pursuit can prevent a tragedy from occurring. However, in some instances, they cause more devastation than they help, and many law enforcement officers are ordered to stop a pursuit because it is simply too dangerous. What happens, then, when a deputy fails to report a pursuit and also fails to report a fatal auto accident that followed?
When teens first learn to drive, parents may nag them with many admonitions. Don't drink and drive, no texting behind the wheel and don't drive too fast. Parents hope their reminders will instill a sense of caution in their teens, keeping their kids safe from car accidents that could bring life-changing consequences. Unfortunately for several Texas families, those warnings could not prevent a tragedy.
When a life is taken too soon in a tragic and preventable way, it may cause an entire community to ask why. This is certainly the case recently when a Texas high school athletic coach died in a fatal motor vehicle accident that seriously injured his wife. The couple had been high school sweethearts, and their two children are 1 and 3 years of age.
When a person dies in a tragic accident, it often affects people in very wide circles. In fact, people seldom realize how many lives they touch, even when they personally encounter thousands in their lifetime. One Texas woman is being mourned after a motor vehicle accident took her life. In her family, her church and her community, the woman was loved and admired.