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Annie's List executive director loses life in car accident

For some Texas residents a car crash leaves behind a trail of injuries and damage. Once victims receive proper treatment and insurance companies pay for the damages, then everything and everyone can move on. However, many people fail to realize that a car accident does have a human element to it. People are not only injured, they may also suffer mental and emotional damage. They may be unable to work and live properly and take care of their families. Worse, there are victims who lose their lives and this loss forever changes the lives of others. A recent car accident illustrates this unnecessary loss of life.

Annie's List executive director Grace Garcia lost her life in a recent car accident on an interstate in Waxahachie, just a 30 minute drive south of Dallas. The 59-year-old, together with friends, was traveling in a car when their vehicle slowed down because of an earlier accident. However, a truck rear-ended the executive director's car, killing her. A staffer sustained serious injuries and is now in intensive care.

Garcia was a former aide to President Bill Clinton. She also served in the same capacity when the president's wife, Hilary, became Secretary of State. Garcia's death was mourned by Wendy Davis, a gubernatorial candidate. The Annie's List executive director had raised funds for Davis's campaign. Davis stated that Garcia did not only help her, but countless other women as well. The President of Emily's List, Stephanie Schriock, echoed these sentiments. She called Garcia a woman with a vision that was as big as the state itself.

The loss of lives and injures from an accident can be diminished if a driver exercises proper caution. Although some car accidents can be just that, purely accidental, some are caused by negligence. When this happens, victims and their families are seriously affected. Fortunately, legal action against a negligent driver can hold that driver accountable.

Source: CBS Local, "Annie's List Leader Grace Garcia Killed In North Texas Car Crash," June 3, 2014

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