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Study says motor vehicle accidents often due to "buzzed driving"

Most people here in Texas are well aware of the potential dangers of drinking and driving. However, some people may believe that they have to consume a great deal of alcohol in order to be intoxicated. They may say that having only one or two drinks simply makes them "buzzed" and safe to drive. A new study shows that buzzed driving may account for a higher percentage of fatal motor vehicle accidents than people would guess, and that these drivers often have a blood alcohol content below the legal limit.

Car accident leaves 1 dead, 1 seriously injured

People generally understand that there are significant risks involved anytime they drive a car. Even so, they may not actually expect anything to happen to them or a loved one. An unexpected car accident can drastically impact a family's life as they try to not only deal with the emotional consequences but the financial and physical ones as well. A recent crash here in Texas has likely resulted in significant change to an entire family after one woman lost her life and a man suffered serious injuries.

Wrong-way motor vehicle accidents often prove fatal

People generally don't expect a car crash to happen to them. Even if they understand that it is statistically likely that they may be involved in motor vehicle accidents more than once in their lifetime, it usually isn't at the top of their mind. Unfortunately, car crashes are an all too common occurrence for many here in Texas. Certain types of accidents may even be more likely to result in someone's death. A recent wrong-way crash shows just how quickly a bad decision can have a devastating outcome.

Questions after car accident kills 1, injures another

Sometimes after a car crash, there is a clear answer about what caused the collision. There are times when a motor vehicle accident involves someone who was drinking and driving or someone who may have been driving recklessly. There are other instances when the reasons for a car accident aren't so clear. A recent crash here in Texas has left law enforcement with the job of determining exactly what happened in a crash that resulted in death and injury.

2 dead after head-on car accident

When a family loses a loved one to a car crash, they may struggle emotionally and financially. Such an unexpected event is not only heartbreaking for the people who cared about the victim, it can cause them significant financial strain, both because of the costs incurred due to the accident and possibly because of a loss of the victim's income. This could be the case for two Texas families after a recent car accident took two lives

Wrong-way car accident with semi-truck results in fatality

Semi-trucks are a vital part of the Texas economy. Without these vehicles, the transportation of goods would be far more difficult and costly for both companies and consumers. Even so, passenger cars are at risk of having a serious car accident with a semi since they must share the road with these large commercial vehicles. A crash with a tractor-trailer often results in more significant injury to victims, or even fatality, than a crash with another passenger vehicle. This is what may have happened to a woman who lost her life to a wrong-way crash with a semi-truck.

Drowsy driving can lead to motor vehicle accidents

It seems that every time one turns on the news, there is a report of a tragic accident. When the average Texas resident hears of such motor vehicle accidents, thoughts generally turn to drunk driving or some other such cause; little thought is given to the variety of other driver impairments that can be just as deadly. In fact, driver fatigue is believed to be the primary cause of one such accident.

Rise in motor vehicle accidents blamed on growth in energy jobs

In several areas of Texas, the gas and oil fields have become an important source for energy field production jobs. Along with this growth in the industry has come a greater demand on the highways and roads in and around the five major production fields with the state. Sadly, along with the rise in energy-related jobs, there has also been increases in motor vehicle accidents and lives lost.

Inattentive drivers a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents

Holidays are a perfect time for family and friends to gather together to celebrate and spend time. Unfortunately, these special occasions also lead to heavier traffic and more than a few serious motor vehicle accidents. Texas officials respond to numerous calls concerning crashes during the travel days, both before and after major holidays such as Thanksgiving.

Texas marks sad anniversary of fatal motor vehicle accidents

Anniversaries are typically marked to celebrate happy milestones. Unfortunately, not every anniversary is a reason to celebrate, especially when such a date marks the passing of a loved one. It was recently noted that, in Texas, there have now been 19 consecutive years of daily motor vehicle accidents that have taken at least one life.