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.
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It is no secret that police officers are often at considerable risk while performing various duties on the job. If an officer has a vehicle stopped on the side of a roadway, car accidents could pose a considerable hazard. If other travelers do not reduce their speed or move over a lane if possible, they could potentially strike an officer or a patrol vehicle and cause serious injuries.
When car crashes occur, they can be devastating to any victims and those unlucky enough to lose a loved one in the accident. While some car accidents are a result of impaired driving, others can be directly attributed to other types of negligence such as speeding or reckless driving. The authorities are attempting to determine exactly what occurred to cause a collision here in Texas that set two vehicles ablaze and left one man dead.
The oil and energy boom across the nation has proved beneficial for many Texas families. The jobs created and improved economy mean that many who struggled during the recession have a newfound hope for a better life. With this positive impact, however, comes a downside that many may not have considered. Studies are beginning to show that the increased oil production has also led to a rise in fatal car accidents.
Here in Texas, residents know all too well that deadly car crashes happen far too often. Sometimes there are clear reasons behind fatal car accidents. Other times, authorities may have to investigate for quite some time before an exact cause is determined. Police are still investigating a recent collision that took the lives of three people and surely devastated their families.
Car accidents in Texas are an unfortunate certainty. Many times they truly can be considered an accident -- no one involved did anything deliberate or negligent to cause the crash. However, in other cases these accidents are a direct result of unlawful actions. Rear end collisions often result from the carelessness of a driver who causes them. Recently here in Texas, two young women reportedly died as the result of this type of crash and police are investigating the driver of the vehicle that hit them.
There are those drivers who make the dangerous decision to drive while intoxicated. These drivers are more likely to cause car accidents that result in injury or even death. Anyone unfortunate enough to be affected by one of these alcohol-related crashes may have anger toward the driver who caused the crash. There is no satisfying explanation for why someone would choose to drive drunk. Recently, a man in Texas was accused of driving under the influence after colliding with another vehicle on an interstate and police are working to determine if he is, in fact, the cause of a 14 car pile-up.
Car accidents are an unfortunate occurrence in Texas. Fatal accidents that are preventable are especially tragic. The loved ones who are left behind have the difficult task of attempting to carry on with their lives, all the while knowing that the person they mourn did not have to die. Recently, one of these car accidents took the life of a mother and injured her daughter. Police say that another woman is to blame for the crash.