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Fatal Texas crash involves out-of-state college students

Whenever a fatal accident occurs, it symbolizes yet another devastating crash that should have been avoided. Whether a wreck takes place due to the negligence of another or factors that cannot be controlled (such as unsafe road conditions), it can be very hard for families and friends to deal with the loss of a loved one. Houston streets can be a mess and many people who follow the local news hear about another car accident far too often.

Five students from Illinois were involved in a deadly wreck that took place in Texas. The students, who were driving on US Highway 54 in the morning, collided with a semi. While three of the vehicle's occupants were able to survive the incident, two of them lost their lives.

After being transported to a nearby hospital for their injuries, the three students were reported to be in good condition. Two of the truck's occupants were also hospitalized, although they were released shortly thereafter.

Not only do these reports of fatal crashes highlight just how dangerous the roads can be, but they serve as a reminder that drivers have a responsibility to do everything within their ability to drive safely and avoid an accident. These wrecks can create severe emotional pain for those affected and a lot of other problems as well. For example, those who survive could have physical injuries that lead to pain and suffering, preventing them from working and moving forward. Plus, the medical expenses and other costs can be overwhelming. If you are going through any of this, it might be smart to speak to an attorney.

Source: Mundelein Review, "2 men, 1 from Mundelein, dead in Texas car accident," Jan. 18, 2014

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