Austin, TX (September 29, 2021) – Authorities in Austin responded to a deadly crash involving a pedestrian on Wednesday morning, September 29th. The collision was reported around 5:30 a.m on Interstate 35 near Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Officials from the Austin Police Department were at the scene shortly after the collision occurred. According to police, the pedestrian was walking on the lower deck of the highway when they tried to cross the northbound lanes. As the pedestrian was crossing the road, they were hit by a red Toyota pickup truck. The pedestrian, who has not been identified at this time, died at the scene of the accident.
The pickup truck driver remained on-site and assisted authorities with their investigation. There were no other injuries reported and the driver has also not been identified. The lower deck of the highway was closed for several hours while an investigation into the crash was ongoing. Police have not said whether any charges are expected to be filed as a result of the accident.
There is no additional information available at this time.
Our thoughts and condolences are with the victim’s family following this fatal Austin pedestrian crash.
Pedestrian Accident in Texas
Pedestrian accident deaths in Texas are on the rise throughout the state. In 2020, there was a total of 4,852 accidents involving pedestrians. Unfortunately, these accidents also resulted in 1,211 serious injuries and 731 deaths. The death total represented a nine percent increase over the 2019 numbers. These statistics underscore the seriousness of a pedestrian crash in Texas and illustrate the high likelihood that a victim involved in a crash will suffer serious injuries and even death.
Following a pedestrian crash in Austin, it is important for victims and their families to have a full understanding of their legal rights. Many pedestrian crashes are caused by inattentive or negligent drivers. These drivers may be violating a traffic law while operating their vehicles. In the process, the driver may fail to see or yield to the pedestrian. The result is a crash that has devastating and long-term consequences. Victims of these accidents have legal recourse under Texas law. This includes the right to recover damages, including pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, funeral costs, and potentially more.
If you or a family member have been hurt in a crash in the Austin area, you need a skilled and experienced San Antonio pedestrian accident attorney to handle your case. Having a strong attorney by your side can result in you receiving the maximum legal compensation for your injuries. When the stakes are high, you should always choose the best and most compassionate attorneys that you can find.
Texas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Here at Wyatt Law Firm, our pedestrian accident lawyers in San Antonio are here to help at any time. Regardless of what you are going through, our team stands ready and will be by your side every step of the way. We have the skills and experience to take on your case and win for you.
To schedule your free consultation with one of our San Antonio pedestrian accident attorneys, please give us a call at 210-340-5550.
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