According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a young woman was recently killed after being struck by a car. The car accident occurred on Interstate 10 along Purple Heart Memorial Bridge in Orange County on Monday night, Nov. 11. As a result of the crash, all of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 were temporarily closed.
A Texas woman has recently filed a wrongful death as well as a personal injury suit against a transfer truck driver and the company he works for in relation to a fatal car crash that happened earlier this year. The truck driver apparently rear-ended the vehicle of the woman's friend, causing him to die from his injuries. The Texas woman is seeking damages on several grounds in her wrongful death suit.
Motor vehicle accidents can occur even when drivers do their utmost to pay attention to everything going on around them. There are numerous distractions that can affect a driver's ability to avoid obstacles on the road. When a driver is driving under the influence of alcohol, however, his or her ability to respond quickly to obstacles on the road and changes in road conditions drops considerably, and his or her propensity for causing harmful accidents increases considerably. Such accidents can sometimes have fatal results. This is one of the many reasons why it is very important for motor vehicle drivers to avoid drunk driving or other negligent conduct that could cause auto accidents to occur.