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Austin, TX – Pedestrian Loses Life in Auto Wreck on Airport Blvd near Oak Springs Dr

by | Sep 20, 2022 | Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Austin, TX (September 20, 2022) – A fatal pedestrian accident took place in Austin on Saturday evening that claimed one person’s life. Just before 10 p.m., on September 17, the Austin Police Department was notified that a collision occurred on Airport Boulevard that required attention.

Police officers arrived at the scene and closed off Airport Boulevard in the area near Oak Springs Drive.

Preliminary reports show that an adult pedestrian was walking through the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Oak Springs Drive during the evening hours. The pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that was traveling through the intersection at the same time.

The pedestrian was fatally injured as a result of the accident. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

The Austin Police Department is investigating the collision at this time.

Our condolences are with the family of the pedestrian who died as a result of this accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas

Austin, TX – Pedestrian Loses Life in Auto Wreck on Airport Blvd near Oak Springs DrOne of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is inattention. Many times when drivers are looking away from their surroundings, they fail to see pedestrians or vehicles. Other common causes of pedestrian accidents include crossing at a dangerous intersection, walking on the road without looking both ways, and distracted driving.

Although we have several laws in place to protect pedestrians, we continue to see them lose their lives at an alarming rate. There are several factors that contribute to motor vehicle accidents in our state. These include:

  • Being impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  • Being distracted by mobile devices or other activities.
  • Not using marked crosswalks or yielding to pedestrians when crossing streets.
  • Running red lights.
  • Not paying attention to traffic conditions.

If your loved one has died as a result of a pedestrian accident, a wrongful death claim can help you secure financial compensation to cover the damages you face. Common damages that our Austin wrongful death lawyers help clients recover include compensation for:

  • Lost earning capacity
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of services
  • Funeral costs
  • Burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Property damage

Our Austin pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping families get justice after losing loved ones. Our lawyers will investigate the accident that claimed the life of your loved one.

We will gather strong evidence and build a solid claim on your behalf. Our lawyers will fight to ensure you are able to get the money you need and deserve after losing your loved one. We will help you get justice and hold the responsible party to account.

If you have questions about whether you have a legal claim or whether you can afford to pursue it, please contact our legal team today at 210-340-5550. Our lawyers can schedule a free consultation with you at your earliest convenience to get started.

Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident.  For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business and none of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.