Texas has its fair share of accidents where pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles and are either killed or receive serious injuries. This is particularly true on the many sprawling college and university campuses throughout the state. Recently, for example, a female student at UT Arlington was struck by what appears to have been a negligent driver operating a white pickup truck.
Unbelievable tragedies can befall totally innocent victims because of a motorist's careless or reckless driving. That is the case in a horrendous accident that occurred in Texas recently at the Wimberley Farmers Market when a local folk artist was struck by a car that jumped the sidewalk and plowed into a crowd at the fair. The victim suffered serious injuries that reportedly resulted in the amputation of her right leg.
For little ones, the annual night of trick-or –treating probably can’t come soon enough. Indeed, Halloween falls on a school night this year, but that won’t stop thousands of children across San Antonio and Bexar county from walking through neighborhoods to get candy. It won’t be surprising for adults to get into the Halloween spirit, as they will likely take part in various costume parties.
Even though we are more than a month into the latest school year, the focus on preventing accidents caused by distracted driving should not change. After all, going to football games and pep rallies are going to be commonplace among young drivers throughout the fall. But as we have seen with great detail, younger drivers (especially those under the age of 18), are much more likely to be hurt or killed in an accident involving distracted driving.
Car accidents can leave people emotionally shaken in addition to their injuries. Part of getting over the trauma of a crash (both the emotional and physical) is finding answers to what caused the accident so that you can put it behind you.