A motorcyclist remains in a Texas hospital in the aftermath of a recent collision. The incident is suspected to be a drunk driving accident that occurred near a local intersection in Wichita Falls. Tragically, the victim required amputation of a limb in order to survive his injuries.
A recent ceremony was held to honor a victim who was killed in a 2006 tragedy. The mother of the young woman joined forces with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, who said that it provides crosses free of charge for those who wish to mark the sites of drunk driving accidents which have taken the lives of loved ones. The mother and others gathered to place a cross at the scene of the crash to honor the young student whose life ended abruptly eight years ago.
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.
A man was killed in a recent accident that occurred in the Houston area. He was a victim in an apparent drunk driving accident, and, according to Texas police, the other driver left the scene. A woman, who saw the crash, comforted the victim as he was dying.
Most people who have never experienced the death of a child likely cannot fully imagine the pain and anguish of such a tragedy. One woman in Texas is coping with this pain after a fatal accident took the life of not only her son, but also her husband. Police have indicated that the driver believed to have caused the alleged drunk driving accident will likely face criminal charges as a result.
A man recently lost his life in Texas after allegedly being struck by a drunk driver. The woman believed to have killed him in the drunk driving accident was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Although the man’s family members may find satisfaction in learning that the woman faces criminal charges, this may still not be enough for them as they cope with the loss of their loved one.
A 2014 national study across all states, including Texas, show that most children who die in car accidents are often the victims of drunk driving accidents. Researchers recently wrote about the risks children faced when riding in cars. From 2001 through 2010, they studied traffic safety data across the nation that involved kids under the age of 15 years old that were killed in drunk driving accidents.
With Spring Break approaching, Texas law enforcement officials are cautioning people about road safety and drunk driving. Last year, drunk driving casualties during Spring Break were up 23 percent compared to Spring Break 2012. Law enforcement agencies across the state of Texas are joining forces with the Texas Department of Transportation to help prevent drunk driving.
A female bicyclist was involved in a car accident along Highway 90 in Marathon when a person talking on his cell phone while driving crashed his car into her. She was with her husband on a cross-country biking expedition a the time. While her husband was not injured in the car accident, she suffered multiple injuries to her arms, neck, wrist and ribs. She had to go through a few neck and elbow surgeries.
In Austin, Texas, drunk driving accidents have increased over the past few years. In 2012, the Austin police department reported 33 drunk driving accidents. In 2013, they hit 33 accidents within the first three months of the year. The final numbers for 2013 have not been reported yet. Experts are expecting those numbers to climb more in 2014.