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Texas woman drives into backyard pool

Whether a car slams into another vehicle during rush hour traffic on a busy freeway or veers off the road onto private property in a quiet neighborhood, the details surrounding auto accidents vary. However, it is always unfortunate when someone loses their life or becomes seriously injured because of a car accident that could have been prevented. In Houston, Texas, these incidents take place for a variety of reasons, such as a negligent driver or someone texting while driving, which should remind everyone why safe driving is so important.

Shortly after 7 p.m. in San Antonio, a vehicle recently plowed through a fence and rock wall into a backyard swimming pool. It is not known why the driver of the car, a 60-something woman, was unable to manage her vehicle and drove through the yard.

Although the driver did not suffer serious injuries, she was hospitalized as a precautionary measure. According to fire dispatchers, a minimum of seven units responded to the incident. Emergency responders were attempting to figure out how to pull the car out of the pool.

On top of catastrophic injuries and tremendous pain and suffering, people who have had their life interrupted because of a car crash should do everything they can to move forward, which could include taking legal action to receive benefits they may be entitled to. Anyone who is considering taking the case to court may want to consider talking to an attorney. From medical expenses to lost wages and funeral costs, the financial impact of these accidents can be significant. Someone who wants to address these types of problems should not hesitate to do everything they can to recover.

Source:, "Car dives into San Antonio swimming pool," April 23, 2014

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