A 20-year-old woman, who had served as a volunteer firefighter since age 15, was killed in a crash Saturday. The Texas car accident occurred in Grimes County and has caused sorrow throughout the community. Three others were injured in the tragedy.
A moment in time in the year 2009 changed one family's life forever. The then 2-year-old son of a Texas couple suffered severe brain injury in an incident which led to drunk driving charges. The next six years were spent caring for the baby, who remained in a vegetative state and suffered damage in 80 percent of his brain after his family's vehicle was hit from behind by a driver later charged with having been intoxicated. Sadly, the journey of care for this young boy came to an end on a recent Sunday when he passed away due to his injuries.
Many survivors of violent acts spend the rest of their lives dealing with disabilities. A recent report stated that violence is third when it comes to causes of spinal cord injuries in Texas and across the nation. In addition, approximately 275,000 people suffer from serious brain injuries as victims of violence each year.
The fun and celebrations of the holiday season came to an abrupt halt for one family on a recent Tuesday night. A devastating collision, the second of fatal accidents along the same stretch of Texas roads in the past three years, took several lives. Relatives who had been anticipating a joyful Christmas found themselves in a state of mourning instead.
Tragic accidents can happen at any time. Unfortunately, a family that was vacationing in Texas never made it home after being involved in a car accident. Reports indicate that a father and his son died in the accident, leaving the man's wife potentially able to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver who is believed to have caused the accident.