Austin, TX (October 5, 2021) – A female pedestrian has lost her life following a motor vehicle accident in the Austin area, according to reports. Just before 9 p.m., on October 1, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on East Riverside Drive.
Reports from authorities show that a Chevrolet Spark was traveling west in the 7000 block of East Riverside Drive. For unknown reasons, the Chevrolet struck a female pedestrian, who was in her 70s, near the area of Frontier Valley Drive.
Despite life-saving attempts by emergency personnel, the victim succumbed to her injuries at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Every day, pedestrian accidents take place across our state. Quite often, they are caused by drivers who fail to use appropriate care while operating their vehicles. Being involved in a Texas pedestrian accident can be life-changing. Thousands of people are left with debilitating injuries that drastically impact nearly every aspect of their lives. Although there are many treatment options available for victims, there is no guarantee that they will fully recover. Regrettably, many people end up losing their lives due to pedestrian accidents.
Between 2019 and 2020, the number of pedestrian fatalities across the state of Texas increased by nearly 8.5%. This increase resulted in more than 700 people losing their lives in these often preventable accidents.
In many cases, surviving families are forced to endure overwhelming consequences. The mental and emotional impacts are only made worse by the financial burdens they soon encounter. Dealing with medical expenses, funeral costs, and lost wages can be devastating. In some cases, families can work with wrongful death lawyers in San Antonio who can fight to get them justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our San Antonio pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping bereaved families get justice. We are passionate about helping people who have endured the loss of loved ones hold negligent actors accountable. Our team fully understands what families are going through during these difficult times. For this reason, we provide only the most trusted and effective representation to ensure our clients are protected.
Not only will we fight to ensure your family is able to hold the at-fault party accountable, but we will help you get the financial compensation you need to cover funeral expenses and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages you face moving forward.
Our law firm offers free consultations to all prospective clients. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team. Call 210-340-5550 any time to see how we can help you. Our lawyers are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to speak with you about your case and help you get the justice and the compensation you deserve.
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