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Texas car accident claims two lives

When a fatal car accident claims a life, the wreck may have a permanent impact on a number of people. In Houston and across Texas, these tragedies appear in the local news much too often and occur for many reasons, such as a drunk driving accident. When someone is dealing with the loss of a loved one after a fatal accident, it is essential for them to take action right away.

A car accident which recently occurred in Garland claimed the lives of a 2-year-old boy and his father. The crash took place on Interstate 30 at roughly 9:15 p.m. The child's mother was also in the vehicle when the accident happened, but she was able to get out of the car and was taken to the hospital. Authorities have said that alcohol did not appear to play a role in the crash. 

A grand jury will decide whether or not the driver of the other vehicle involved will be charged. The driver was speeding when he rear-ended the family's SUV as they were heading home to Missouri after visiting relatives. The collision caused both vehicles to catch fire. A man who witnessed the crash talked about the accident and expressed regret for being unable to extract the 2-year-old child from the vehicle sooner.

When these tragedies occur because of the negligence of another, victims and the family members of those involved should do everything they can to hold those who are responsible accountable. For some, this may involve going to court. People who find themselves in this position may want to consider talking with a legal professional.

Source:, "Father, toddler killed in Texas crash were heading home to Mo.," Monica Hernandez, Dec. 23, 2014

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