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Woman killed in drunk driving accident in Irving, Texas.

Reports coming out of Irving, Texas state that a woman died in a car accident. The accident occurred on Loop 12 near Texas 183 at about 3:30 AM. According to law enforcement, the at-fault driver that killed the woman began to change lanes and lost control of the vehicle. The car rolled multiple times. There were two passengers, a woman and a man, who were grievously injured. The woman died from the injuries sustained in the accident. Police believe that the passengers were not wearing seatbelts but the driver was. They believe that alcohol was a factor in the accident and arrested the driver for intoxication manslaughter.

Our thoughts and hearts go out to the victims of this accident. We sincerely hope that the hospitalized victim makes a speedy recovery. We imagine that their families may be deeply affected by the accident. They may be able to file a wrongful death claim.

Randy Wayne Hunt was seriously injured in a truck accident near Palestine, Texas. Law enforcement believes that the Hunt, who was the driver, was travelling south on Texas 155. The driver is thought to have fallen asleep at the wheel. This caused the car to cross over the median, into the northbound lanes, and to fall into a ditch.

It is incredibly important to wear the appropriate protection, such as seatbelts, in a vehicle. By not wearing seatbelts, one risks much more bodily injury than if one were wearing the appropriate protection.

It is also very important to ensure that one is physically stable when driving a vehicle. It is important to be well rested and not under the influence of any drugs, including prescription medication, while driving. Being under the influence or being impaired in whatever capacity that harms one's capabilities of reacting quickly not only increase the risk of being grevously injured, it also increases the probability of injuring others.

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

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