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Police suggest witness wrong re cause of fatal accident in Texas

Texas highways can be exceptionally dangerous, especially when drivers are distracted or otherwise failing to pay attention to the roadway. This might have been a factor in a fatal accident which happened along U.S. 90A recently. The circumstances of the accident were not immediately conclusive and are being investigated.

The accident occurred early on a Sunday morning when two vehicles collided at an intersection in Sugar Land. Conflicting information about the accident brought about further investigation. Police reported that an eyewitness claimed to have seen a southbound vehicle failing to stop at a red traffic light. Upon inspecting the images, recorded by a camera at the red light, the opposite was revealed. The images indicated a westbound vehicle ran the red light and struck the southbound vehicle

Texas driver may face DUI charge in fatal accident

When a drunk driver is seriously injured in an accident that he or she has caused, police may wait until that driver is released from the hospital before making an arrest. On Nov. 14, such a fatal accident occurred, and police did just that. The driver was expected to face DUI charges following his release from the hospital where he was being treated for injuries. Because it was a fatal accident, this Texas driver may also face charges of intoxicated vehicular manslaughter.

According to police, the alleged drunk driver was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 10 when he smashed head-on into another vehicle. He suffered serious injuries in the crash and was transported to the hospital with a suspected broken leg. Unfortunately, the driver of the other vehicle was declared dead at the scene of the accident.

Fatal accident: 4 Lives lost in 3 separate accidents

Central Texas emergency crews had a busy night recently when they had to attend to three fatal accidents. It all started at about 9:40 p.m. on a Monday night, and their final emergency call to a fatal accident came in at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. All three accidents remained under investigation.

Emergency services of Austin-Travis County responded to the first call, which sent them east of Highway 130. A 30-year-old male pedestrian had been hit by a car. He sustained critical injuries and was airlifted to a medical center where he succumbed to his injuries. He was declared dead later that evening.

Fatal accident when car breaks down in center lane

A vehicle that becomes disabled on a Texas roadway can present a very dangerous situation. This is particularly true for roads carrying a substantial amount of traffic. This was proved yet again recently when one person was killed in a fatal accident that happened on a service road in northwest Harris County. However, despite this fact, other drivers still maintain a duty to control their own vehicles and adjust their speed as appropriate.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on a Thursday an eastbound sedan, carrying a driver and one male passenger, stalled in the center lane of traffic. The male passenger got out and went to the rear of the car to find some tools in the trunk. Another vehicle, driven by a female driver who was also travelling in an eastern direction on the same service road, failed to avoid the stationary sedan and rear-ended it at high-speed. The impact of the collision caused the man's death at the accident scene.

Search for missing driver continues after fatal accident

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are searching for the driver of a white van that caused an accident on FM 1485 and then drove away. The fatal accident happened at 6:55 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. Police have asked any witnesses to the accident to contact the investigating officer.

On the morning of the deadly collision, a 43-year-old woman traveled in a westerly direction on FM 1485. With her in the car were her two daughters of 16 and 6 years of age, respectively. At the same time, a 20-year-old man was travelling eastbound in the same area. A white van reportedly approached the eastbound lane of FM 1485 and, without yielding at the stop sign, proceeded to turn left to join eastbound traffic. It entered FM 1485 directly in front of the male driver, who instinctively swerved to avoid a collision.

One of the recent car accidents in Texas leaves 2 injured

Two vehicles traveling in the same direction on a Texas highway collided at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. Police are continuing the investigation into the accident to try and piece together what had happened. There is often not much information available about car accidents like this, although two witnesses had been interviewed.

The only information available is that a pickup truck, driven by a 40-year-old man, collided with a sedan, driven by a 28-year-old man. They were both traveling in the same direction. The driver of the sedan sustained critical injuries and was airlifted to a hospital. A teenage girl who was a passenger in the sedan sustained serious injuries and was transported to a hospital by ambulance.

Harris County car accidents claim 1 life and leave 1 injured

The life of a female driver ended unexpectedly recently. Car accidents often require the attendance of firefighters, as was the case in this three-vehicle accident in Harris County, Texas. The emergency call came in at 9:05 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

Investigators of the Sheriff's Office of Harris County reported that the accident appeared to have been caused by a sedan driven by a female. It crossed over from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes and collided with another sedan, also driven by a woman. Unable to avoid the collision of the two sedans, an approaching pickup truck smashed into one of the spinning sedans. The only occupants in the two cars were the drivers, while there were two passengers in the pickup truck.

Pedestrian accidents prove fatal: man killed by drunk driver

Residents of Texas are aware of how common pedestrian accidents have become. The most devastating of these accidents involve loss of life due to a situation that could have been prevented. It would appear that the majority of pedestrian accidents stem from someone else's negligence or an intoxicated driver. Vision and good judgement are two of the most important requirements when on a roadway. When these attributes are impaired by alcohol -- whether walking or driving -- it can prove fatal.

A 48-year-old man recently had his life taken from him -- adding to the epidemic of fatal pedestrian accidents. He had reportedly been walking in the westbound direction on the side of the road when the accident occurred. A 71-year-old man who was traveling in the same direction hit the man while he was walking.

Fatal car accident kills 2 drivers in Texas head-on

A head-on collision occurred between two vehicles which resulted in the death of both drivers. According to Police, at approximately 1 a.m. in the morning, a southbound compact car was driving the wrong way in northbound traffic along a Texas freeway. What followed was a horrific fatal car accident that claimed two lives.

Police responded to the scene of the accident with fire extinguishers in hand. They were able to extinguish the inferno that had erupted from one of the vehicles; however, they were not able to save the lives of either driver. The 26-year-old wrong way driver died at the accident scene. The 48-year-old man who was driving the other vehicle was transported to the hospital by helicopter. However, he succumbed to his injuries only several hours later.

Texas driver in fatal car accident was going the wrong way

A 26-year-old Texas woman was merging onto Interstate 10 east at just about midnight on Oct. 15 -- or so she thought. In reality, she was heading the wrong way up one of the Interstate's exit ramps into oncoming traffic. She has since been charged in the fatal car accident that followed.

She ended up slamming into another car and then a motorcycle. Miraculously, the motorcycle rider survived and was taken to an area hospital. His only apparent serious injury at the scene was a broken leg.

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