Texas car accident kills baby in stroller after car ran red light
Car accidents happen for many reasons in Texas. When residents are driving, following too closely to the vehicle in front of them can lead to accidents if the driver in front of them steps on the brakes too quickly. When drivers take their eyes off of the road, their lack of visual attention can cause a crash, such as when cars quickly stop or change lanes or a pedestrian crosses the street.
Texas police are investigating the fatal accident of a baby boy in a stroller who was killed one morning in a two-car crash. According to police, a pickup truck was driving down a local street when it struck a man who was walking his son in a stroller and waiting to cross the road. Investigators said that another car was also involved in the car accident. It was going a different direction and trying to make a left turn onto another street.
Police said they are trying to determine who is at fault and which motor vehicle had a green light. However, witnesses told a local news station that the car involved in the crash ran a red light and struck the back of the pickup truck, causing it to hit the father and baby. The child was declared dead at the scene of the crash, and the father was brought to a local hospital with non-serious injuries. The drivers of the other cars involved in the accident were also transported to the hospital with injuries as well.
Drivers have a responsibility to be alert and to pay attention while driving. The reason for traffic laws is to maintain protection of drivers on the road. Unpredictable situations occur all the time and if you have enough space in front of you, you can often avoid accidents.
Source: myfoxdfw.com, “Baby in stroller hit by truck, killed; witnesses say car involved ran red light” No author given, May. 29, 2014