Austin, TX (April 29, 2022) – A man has lost his life after being struck by a drunken driver in Austin early Friday morning, April 29. At around 2:30 a.m., the Austin Police Department was dispatched to the scene of a crash on East Seventh Street.
Reports provided by authorities show that a man was riding a scooter on East Seventh Street when he was struck by a vehicle.
The man suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Emergency crews closed off East Seventh Street between Allen Street and Springdale Lane for an extended period.
The driver was taken into custody on a DWI charge.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian accidents in the state of Texas claim the lives of more than 700 people every year. These accidents come with no warning and have a lasting impact on families. Regrettably, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased roughly 8.5% between 2019 and 2020.
These accidents happen far too often, having an overwhelming impact on families. When victims lose their lives in accidents, surviving family members often have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, deal with lost earnings, and are overcome by the mental and financial consequences that continue to compound.
When victims lose their lives in accidents, they often leave behind grieving families who are forced to deal with overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial consequences. When pedestrians are killed in accidents due to the negligence of others, families may have legal options available to help them move forward. Seeking the assistance of an Austin wrongful death lawyer can help you get justice. A skilled legal team will review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident and determine what options are available for you to move forward and get justice for your loved one.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Wyatt Law Firm, our Austin pedestrian accident lawyers are completely devoted to being a part of helping your family get justice. We are committed to representing the families of victims who have lost their lives in accidents due to negligence. We fight attentively to ensure each client we work with is able to get justice. Our team can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident. We will gather evidence to ensure you have the strongest case imaginable.
Families can rest assured knowing that our team proactively makes every effort to ensure they secure the best possible outcome for their claims. If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, you must take legal action immediately. 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. We are available around the clock to take your call and discuss your case.
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