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Bad weather causes fatal Texas car accident

Many of the causes of car accidents can be controlled, such as staying off of the phone when on the road and not driving when tired. However, some of them are out of our control, such as poor driving conditions, bad weather and the negligent behavior of other people. There are many examples of auto accidents in Houston and some of them claim lives. People deserve safe roads to drive on, so everyone should be attentive when behind the wheel.

Numerous car accidents took place in different states due to a winter storm, which also caused multiple accidents in Texas. Sadly, some people lost their life in these crashes. In one incident, which took place near Vega, there were three deaths and several injuries. With snow, strong wind and cold temperatures, the roads were icy and treacherous.

One car accident victim was driving to their child's high school football game before the crash, which occurred in Amarillo. Because of the terrible road conditions, travel for students was postponed until the roads improved.

While the physical injuries and lost lives are devastating, there are a number of other ways that those involved in car accidents can suffer, which do not always receive as much attention. For example, these accidents can lead to hefty medical expenses and funeral costs, which some people have a very difficult time paying. If you or one of your family members are dealing with the outcome of a car crash, you could find it helpful to discuss the accident and your situation with a legal professional.

Source: El Paso Times, "Chapin HS parent traveling to football game dies in car accident," Aaron Martinez, Nov. 24, 2013

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