The life of a 16-year-old student in a Texas high school will likely never be the same after a speeding van struck him about a month ago. This was a hit-and-run incident, and law enforcement recently arrested the driver who was allegedly responsible. The arrest report indicates that an 18-year-old student from another high school caused the crash. Unfortunately, the victim may be left coping with a traumatic brain injury.
Hundreds of cyclists recently gathered outside Houston to train for a charity event to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The cyclists were likely focused on building endurance for the upcoming lengthy race, not on car accidents. However, tragedy struck when two participants were killed by a Texas motorist.
Spring breaks are in full swing for many Texas colleges and universities and elsewhere around the country. A large number of students are on the roads, driving to and from school or taking a trip during the break. Car accidents occur on a daily basis, even when normal traffic and conditions are present. However, the situation becomes tragic when an accident occurs as a result of someone's negligent or reckless behavior.
Driving a vehicle while intoxicated is never a wise decision. Impaired or dulled senses often lead to car accidents. While some accidents are minor, with vehicles sustaining little damage, others end in devastation. A recent crash in Texas claimed the life of one young man, and another man faces serious charges for his role in the death.
Millions of drivers travel our nation's highways every day. Many laws are in place in Texas and throughout the country to ensure the safety of those traveling on the road by car, truck or other form of transportation. Unfortunately, accidents often occur and some result in serious injury or death. Some car accidents, like a recent one in Houston, are caused by the actions of a negligent driver, such as driving while intoxicated.
Even a minor car crash can be a stressful event for those involved. But when small car accidents lead into something more, catastrophic results can occur. A recent incident with an alleged drunk driver in Texas led to the death of one man and placed a woman in critical condition.
Head-on collisions often have devastating results for all those involved. When deaths occur because of negligence in car accidents, surviving family members often pursue wrongful death claims. But can a wrongful death case be pursued when the driver believed to have been at fault was also killed in the crash? A situation like this recently occurred in Texas when a head-on crash claimed the lives of both drivers and seriously injured a passenger.
There are currently more questions than answers surrounding a recent fatal car accident in Plano. Little else is known other than the fact that two teens were killed while another suffered serious injury. When Texas car accidents like this result in the serious injury or death of individuals, the victims or -- in the event of their deaths -- their loved ones may have legal options available to them.
A traffic collision in Texas can have a major impact on the financial, emotional and physical well-being of a victim and his or her family. In the event of serious injuries, car accidents can leave a victim with medical bills, lost wages from missed work and other types of emotional and mental trauma. The aftermath of a fatal accident is typically overwhelming for the surviving loved ones, but they do not have to face it alone.
It's a parent's worst nightmare: to receive a phone call from law enforcement, saying that one's children are never coming home again. That scenario was the tragic reality for many Texas families whose loved ones were killed in fatal car accidents in 2016. One recent crash took the lives of three children and their father.