The last thing one might expect when driving at 8 a.m. is to be hit by a drunk driver. While the general wisdom might be that those drinking heavily the night before are home sleeping it off as the rest of Texas is making its way to church on a Sunday morning, the reality in one case is something tragically different. In virtually any fatal car accident these days, one of the first questions is whether the person whose negligent or reckless conduct caused the crash was drunk. And that appears to be the case in a fatal Houston accident.
A recent accident involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 10, known locally as the Katy Freeway, outside of Houston forced police to shut down the road in both directions during rush hour. A local news report stated that there were no immediate reports of injuries caused by the truck accident, but there was definitely a danger posed to many Texas residents in the area.
Unfortunately, auto accidents are a normal risk in everyday life. On Oct. 30, a child in Fort Bend County, Texas, had to be taken to the hospital after being hit by a car. The car accident occurred at Texas 99 at Sandhill in the New Territory subdivision. According to officials, the 13-year-old boy was hit by a car while crossing Highway 99 on a bicycle.
Sugar Land, Texas, residents know the precautions that must be taken on the road when riding a bicycle. Unfortunately, sometimes even the heaviest precautions cannot prevent injuries should a car accident with a bicycle occur. Sadly, such is the case for a 12-year-old boy who was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car while riding his bike.
Some of the last people Texas residents expect to see pulled over for drunk driving are police officers. When the officer in question happens to be a police captain, the incident seems even more unfortunate. But that is exactly what happened on the night of Oct. 27, as a captain for the Sugar Land Police Department was busted for DWI. And while the driver thankfully did not cause any car accidents, his negligent conduct could have led to injuries.