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Texas car crash claims four lives

While any auto accident can create serious problems, such as injuries and medical expenses, some wrecks are particularly devastating and claim lives. Tragically, these accidents continue to result in far too many deaths in Houston, and throughout Texas. To make matters worse, many of these car accidents could have been prevented and the families of those who died may experience many hardships. For example, a family whose loved one was killed in a car accident may have to endure severe emotional pain and financial challenges (funeral expenses, etc.).

A car collision that recently took place in Texas claimed the lives of four people, left two injured and also resulted in the death of a dog. According to law enforcement officials, a group of teenagers and college students were traveling to Austin to attend a video game convention when the SUV they were in was struck by a vehicle that was driving the wrong way.

Next, the SUV was hit by a semi truck, resulting in the deaths of three teenagers and injuring the two college students. Additionally, a 78-year-old man and his dog also lost their lives in the collision, while the truck driver was not hurt. The accident occurred at roughly 1:50 a.m. on I-30.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be incredibly hard, but people going through this after a car crash caused by the negligence of another should do everything they can to ensure that justice is served. For some families, this may include discussing what happened with a legal professional and filing a lawsuit.

Source:, "Two Mary Washington students injured in fatal car accident in Texas," Amy Flowers Umble, Aug. 7, 2015

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