A three-car accident early Thursday morning has claimed the life of an elderly woman in Texas. The accident happened at around 7:30 a.m. in Pilot Point. Authorities have reported that a 34-year-old man was operating a 1994 GMC truck with a trailer attached along U.S. Highway 377. For unknown reasons, he crossed the center lane, sideswiped a 2015 Toyota Camry, and then collided with a 2011 Ford Focus. The collision caused the death of the driver of the Ford, a 74-year-old woman. The driver and passenger of the GMC were both injured and driven to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the Toyota, a 16-year-old girl, was not injured in the crash. The accident is being investigated by local authorities.
Reckless driving is responsible for thousands of fatal auto accidents each year in the United States. Many people assume the term reckless driving means operating a vehicle negligently with intent. However, many forms of reckless driving are examples of drivers not handling their vehicles responsibly. Distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence, and fatigued driving are all examples of reckless driving that can change a victim's life forever.
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