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Texas car accidents: Two-vehicle accident causes serious injury

Each year in Texas, people are injured or killed while behind the wheels of vehicles. When car accidents occur, it can be difficult to determine the precise causes of the crashes. Sometimes even those involved in a car accident are not able to accurately describe the events leading up to the collision or explain why it occurred. Other times, a driver's negligence is clearly to blame for a collision.

In early August, a driver of a sedan was seriously injured in Pearland when another vehicle collided with the car he or she was driving. Supposedly, the driver of a pickup truck was traveling eastbound on a local street when he or she T-boned the sedan that was heading southbound on Texas 35. Witnesses allegedly informed police that the driver of the pickup truck had failed to stop at a red light, causing the crash that ensued.

Wrongful death suit may follow in fatal Texas big-rig crash

Between their immense size and colossal weight, a semi truck can become a deadly weapon when it is not operated with the utmost care and caution. Tractor-trailer drivers in Texas not only have a responsibility to themselves but to all of the other drivers and their passengers around them to pay close attention and exercise great care when operating their trucks. When they fail to do so, the accidents that result often have life-altering effects and, in the case of a fatality, can result in a wrongful death suit being filed against the negligent party.

A recent tractor-trailer crash resulted in two people dying as well as five others injured. The accident occurred in July, early in the morning in Austin. The interstate on which it occurred was closed for nearly eight hours after the crash.

Texas hit and run accidents: cheerleader struck, suspect arrested

When a car accident occurs in Texas, the individuals involved sometimes suffer serious injuries. Usually, the negligent party is held accountable for his or her actions, but sometimes, the negligent party flees the scene. In the case of hit and run accidents, it's not always easy for the negligent party to be located and penalized. However, in the case of a recent hit and run that involved a pedestrian being struck and injured, a suspect has been arrested.

The accident occurred in Weslaco in late June. According to the authorities, a 19-year-old man has been accused of driving a car toward a group of people who were standing outside of a party. In doing so, he allegedly struck a 16-year-old high school cheerleader, which resulted in both of her legs being broken.

Car accidents in Texas can cause serious injury to victims

Many car accidents occur every day on Texas roads. Though many cause little or no harm to the drivers or their respective vehicles, sometimes the drivers are not so lucky. When car accidents are serious enough, the injuries and damage that result can have lasting effects on the drivers as well as the other passengers in their vehicles.

A recent car accident sent a mother as well as her daughter to the hospital. The accident occurred in Sherman in the middle of June. A little bit after noon, the mother and daughter were driving in a compact car when it was suddenly T-boned by a van.

Drunk motorcyclist critically injures man, brain injury results

A multitude of people nearly every single day across the state of Texas could sustain a form of brain injury due to a variety of causes of trauma to the head. When serious, this kind of injury is known as a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. TBIs are sometimes not obvious and are difficult to properly diagnose, but their effects can be serious and sometimes life-threatening.

A recent motor vehicle accident in another state has resulted in a man being seriously injured. The accident occurred in mid-June and involved a cable car operator. After being struck by an allegedly intoxicated motorcyclist, the man sustained a traumatic brain injury.

Family of car accident victims might file wrongful death claim

Car accidents in Texas are a major source of concern. Though the vehicles themselves often bear the brunt of the the damage, the outcome when a motorcycle is involved is an entirely different story. Such is the case of a recent fatal motorcycle accident which might lead the deceased victims' family to file wrongful death claims.

The accident occurred during the evening in late May in Orange. A large pickup truck driven by a 29-year-old man collided with a motorcycle that was being ridden by a 54-year-old husband and his 50-year-old wife. When the police arrived, they found the truck stopped and on top of the motorcycle and its two riders.

RV passenger dies in high-speed cattle-truck accident

With the high number of heavy trucks present on Texas roads, the safety of other road users is threatened whenever they take to the highways. Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks, victims of a truck accident often suffer life-changing injuries or worse. Unfortunately, some truck drivers tend to travel at high rates of speed, making it almost impossible to come to a sudden stop when emergency situations arise or slow moving traffic is encountered.

A 50-year-old woman lost her life in a truck accident that was allegedly caused by a speeding truck driver. A preliminary report by Texas state troopers states that the driver of a truck transporting cattle was speeding in the northbound lanes of Interstate 37, when he allegedly bumped into the rear of another semi truck. This impact was not anticipated and caused the semi-truck driver to lose control and smash into an RV that was in the adjacent lane.

Man faces charges after apparently causing 4 car accidents

A man whom Houston police suspect is responsible for four car accidents all within the span of one day is now facing criminal charges. Two people were killed in these car accidents, and several more were injured. The Texas officers suspect that the man was high on anti-depressant pills at the time of the accidents.

The first accident is suspected to have occurred around 3:30 p.m. on April 26. The 34-year-old apparently caused a collision between his car and a second vehicle, and the adult and 2-year-old who were occupants of that vehicle had to be transported to an area hospital for treatment. An officer arrived at the scene of this crash, gave the man a ticket and allowed him to leave.

Mother files wrongful death suit after son's motorcycle accident

The mother of a son who lost his life in a fatal motorcycle accident is now taking legal action against the driver of the second vehicle. The mother claims that the driver, a woman, was negligent as she operated her vehicle. The Texas wrongful death lawsuit seeks an undisclosed amount of damages.

On March 29, the son was apparently driving his motorcycle in Beaumont when he approached an intersection. As he pulled up to the intersection, a second driver pulled up at approximately the same time. However, the driver of the second vehicle did not brake at the stop sign, and she collided with the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was fatally injured in the accident.

Wrongful death suit filed against driver, bartender and bar

The parents of a young woman are filing a wrongful death suit after their daughter lost her life in a car accident. Her car was struck by another man's vehicle, and the driver of the second vehicle was drunk. The parents name the driver, the bartender and the bar that allegedly over-served the driver as defendants in their Texas wrongful death suit.

On Jan. 26, the young woman was driving along Interstate 10 when a second vehicle entered the highway against traffic and collided with her vehicle. The young woman lived for two days in the hospital after the crash before she passed away from her injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was determined to have been drunk at the time of the crash, but his exact blood-alcohol content was not disclosed.