Anyone who is driving on public roadways has to watch what is going on around them. If a person loses focus for even a second, a car accident can occur. While some car accidents aren't too serious, other car accidents can cause injuries that lead to long-term problems or even death. For one Texas woman, getting into a car accident allegedly caused significant spinal injuries.
Most people don't expect that going to work is going to end with them dying. Sadly, there are some instances in which an injury at the workplace can lead to someone's death. One family has filed a lawsuit in the Houston Division of the U.S. Court for the Southern District of Texas that alleges the gross negligence of Rangeline Tapping Services, Inc. led to a man's death.
A Texas teenager avoided prison time when he was sentenced on Dec. 10 for charges stemming from a fatal drunk driving accident, which happened on June 15 just outside Burleson. According to authorities, a 24-year-old woman pulled her broken-down car to the side of the road and was being helped by three Good Samaritans when they were all struck by a Ford F-350 pickup driven by the 16-year-old accused boy.
Drivers on busy Texas roadways have likely wondered on occasion who, between the very young and the elderly, is a greater threat to their safety. The answer, according to statistics and surveys, is that while both groups can pose risks for themselves and other motorists, younger drivers' maturity and experience limitations make them the more dangerous group with which to share the road.
A 52-year-old woman who was visiting Six Flags Over Texas for the first time fell out of a roller coaster car in July. According to authorities, the woman was riding the Texas Giant roller coaster when she slipped, falling approximately 75 feet before hitting a tunneled portion of the ride.
On Oct. 31, a woman was driving on FM-1960 in the area surrounding Humble in Harris County when she collided head-on with another vehicle. The force of the initial impact sent her Honda Civic spinning into the path of a pickup truck that was traveling too fast to slow down and avoid a second collision.
A lawsuit was filed against automaker Mitsubishi by the family of a Texas woman who burned to death in one of the company's vehicles, allegedly due to a malfunction that caused it to burst into flames. The wrongful death suit also named Smylie Unlimited and Meineke Car Care Centers as defendants in the case.
According to authorities, a soldier from Fort Bliss lost control of his vehicle while speeding and crashed into another vehicle. The car accident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. on Sept. 24 in El Paso on Walter Jones Boulevard, a little to the south of Global Reach Drive.
An Aug. 31 fatal accident was caused by a reckless driver, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. A man was driving a 2009 black BMW 351 south on the West Lake Houston Parkway, in the 19900 block, in the outside lane. Beside the BMW, in the inside lane, was a 2013 White Ford Fusion traveling south.
A Texas man who's believed to have been involved in a fatal car accident was taken into police custody and charged with intoxication manslaughter. According to the report, the car accident occurred when the man allegedly ran a stop sign and struck another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle, who was identified as a 66-year-old woman, died at the scene.