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Texas high school instructor dies in auto accident

From broken bones to medical costs and fatalities, auto accidents often turn the lives of those involved upside down and also have a negative impact on their family members. In Houston, Texas, these crashes appear in the news far too often and drivers should try to prevent an accident whenever they are on the road. From a deadly car crash that leaves families with permanent emotional pain to an accident that leaves someone disabled for the rest of their life, these incidents are incredibly tragic.

Authorities had to close lanes and divert traffic on Texas 71 after a fatal car accident recently occurred outside of Austin. The crash, which happened at roughly 8 a.m., involved two vehicles that crashed in a head-on collision.

The accident claimed the life of a woman who was driving one vehicle, while the woman driving the other vehicle was injured and a child who was riding along with her did not appear to have been hurt. The victim who passed away was a high school teacher and lost her life at the accident site.

Unfortunately, even responsible drivers may be involved in a car accident because of a reckless driver. When this happens, car accident victims should explore all avenues and may want to think about taking legal action. Before filing a lawsuit, it is critical for victims to closely assess the details surrounding the crash. Navigating the legal system can be tricky, especially for people whose lives have been chaotic due to a recent accident, which is why many benefit from talking with an experienced attorney.

Source:, "Lake Travis ISD: Teacher was victim in Texas 71 fatal crash," Dec. 3, 2015

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