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Four children and mother injured in San Antonio, Texas crash.

Reports coming from San Antonio, Texas state that four children and their mother have been severely injured in a car accident. Law enforcement believes that a vehicle malfunction, specifically, a tire blow-out, caused the car to roll over. The accident occurred on Loop 410 near Dietrich Road at about 4 PM. The children were of ages four, six, seven, and nine. The condition of the father, the driver, is unknown.

Police state that only the mother was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. In addition, the children were not restrained in a suitable manner, for example, in car seats. It is possible that the parents will be prosecuted for not restraining their children in the correct ways.

Our thoughts and support go to the victims of the accident. We sincerely hope that the children recover quickly.

This accident shows just how important wearing seatbelts is. By not ensuring that one is following the proper safety precautions, one risks severely injuring oneself in an accident, or even worse, dying. In the case of there being minors in the vehicle, the parents should properly restrain them.

Car accidents are not uncommon in Texas.

Correctional officer Diamond Tarpeh died in a car accident on FM 247. Two other people in the car, Uchechvkwu Apugo and Akor Daniel, who are also correctional officers, were taken to the hospital. Apugo is reported to have severe injuries while Daniel was treated and released.It seems that the accident occurred because the car drifted out of its lane and hit a tree.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the victims of this accident. We imagine that the victims' families and communities have been deeply affected by this tragedy. We understand that they may have many questions. Was the cause of the accident due to a vehicle malfunction? Was there the driver attempting to avoid an obstacle in the road? Was this a case of distracted driving?

-- Article by Richard D. Weaver, a Texas personal injury attorney.

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