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Motor vehicle accidents: 1 dead, 4 hurt near Austin

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A teenager is tragically dead following a morning rollover crash near Austin, according to authorities. Texas State Troopers have confirmed that the teen was one of five who were involved in the single vehicle crash. Like many motor vehicle accidents, further investigation will be necessary before police determine whether charges will be filed. 

According to the report, the accident occurred on State Highway 130 near Austin. It appears the driver of a car carrying all five teens attempted to avoid another vehicle through a fast lane change, but the speed of the teens' car was estimated at some 100 mph. The car rolled and ended up on its roof in a ditch past an access road, and three of the occupants were ejected from the vehicle. 

Motor vehicle accidents: 1 dead in Houston

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A woman tragically lost her life in a three-car accident on the night of May 27, according to local sources. Texas police in west Houston confirmed the crash that claimed the life of the unknown woman. As with many motor vehicle accidents, this one is still under investigation. 

According to the limited information available in the current report, the woman was a passenger in an eastbound vehicle traveling on Sam Houston Parkway around 9:30 on the night in question. Apparently, a northbound vehicle struck the one she was occupying in the middle of an intersection. It is unclear which driver was at fault for the collision. 

3 Major reasons trucks jackknife on the road

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Long Texas roads are often filled with busy truckers trying to meet their scheduling demands. Unfortunately, many drivers in both the trucks and cars of all sizes and shapes are at danger of a truck jackknifing on the road. Trucks that get flipped on their side, while sliding at maximum speeds cause extreme danger to everyone around them.

When you know why trucks are susceptible to jackknife on the road, you can stay extra cautious during these types of conditions. Victims suffer numerous types of injuries because of a skidding truck accident.

Wrongful death possible in Texas crash

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A suspected drunk driver may have been responsible for a fatal accident on U.S. 87 late on May 18, according to authorities. Texas Highway Patrol responded to the fatal crash that claimed the life of two children as well as both drivers. As per state law, though the accident also killed the driver believed responsible for the crash, the families of the deceased victims may choose to pursue a wrongful death suit against his estate in civil court.

According to the information provided in the limited report, an Amarillo man was driving his SUV the wrong way in the northbound lanes of U.S. 87 around 11:30 p.m. This caused him to crash headlong into a northbound car carrying another man, a teenager and two children. The force of the impact destroyed both vehicles and killed the wrong-way driver, the driver of the other car and both children riding with him.

Wrongful death possible in tragic car accident

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Two teen girls from out of state were tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident about 20 miles south of Austin, according to local sources. Police in Central Texas have arrested a man seen running from the scene, as they believe he may have caused the fatal crash. Criminal charges have been filed, and state law will allow the family to sue for wrongful death in a separate civil lawsuit if they so choose. 

According to police, around 9:20 p.m. on the evening of April 27, a vehicle carrying the girls and their family was traveling on an access road off of Interstate 35. For reasons unknown, another vehicle, driven by a 61-year-old man, smashed into the family's vehicle. The force of the impact killed the two sisters, aged 16 and 18 respectively, despite both girls wearing seat belts. The other three passengers in the vehicle, a third sister, their father and a family friend, were all injured in the crash, though their conditions are currently unknown.

Motor vehicle accidents: woman dead in Texas

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A woman has tragically lost her life in a two-car accident in Leander, according to local sources. Texas Highway Patrol has confirmed the death of the 36-year-old female driver on April 6. As with the victims of many motor vehicle accidents, the woman's identity will be withheld from the public until her next-of-kin can be notified of her untimely death. 

According to preliminary reports, it appears that, at around 10 a.m., an SUV driven by a 46-year-old man was traveling south when, for reasons unknown, the driver left the travel lane and collided with the other vehicle. The 36-year-old woman was traveling eastbound on an adjoining road and was struck. She was pronounced dead at the scene by arriving emergency personnel. 

It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Texas

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. In recognition of the event, AAA Texas has launched its own safety campaign about the dangers of texting, cellphone use and other distractions drivers face. With public service announcements and media releases, the organization is urging: "Don't Drive Intoxicated - Don't Drive Intexticated."

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