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Austin, TX – Passenger Fatally Struck by Driver in Hit-&-Run at Rutland Dr & Lamar Blvd

by | Feb 19, 2023 | Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Austin, TX (February 18, 2023) – On Saturday, February 11, a deadly crash was reported in North Austin. 

The fatal accident took place at the corner of Rutland Drive and Lamar Boulevard at around 1:10 a.m. A single-vehicle crash took place, and the passenger exited the vehicle. The passenger was then hit by the same vehicle, and the driver fled the scene. 

The passenger sustained fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. No further information on the deadly accident has been provided. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is in progress. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Car Crashes in Texas

Austin, TX - Passenger Fatally Struck by Driver in Hit-&-Run at Rutland Dr & Lamar BlvdIn Texas, automobile accidents claimed the lives of 3,896 persons in 2020, an increase of 7.54% from 2019.  The startling increase in the death rate on Texas’s roads from 2019 to 2020 was 18.94%.  Head-on crashes were to blame for 538 of the fatalities, and there were 865 fatalities in collisions that happened at or close to intersections.

An automotive accident may have long-term detrimental effects on your physical and emotional health. You need a skilled personal injury attorney on your side if you want to be fairly compensated for your damages. Each case is different, so our attorneys tailor their approach to ensure the best outcome for you. This is how we built our legal careers, and many of our former clients can attest to our capacity and dedication to winning fair compensation for victims of auto accidents.

After a fatal accident, you and your family relatives may be eligible for both monetary and non-monetary damages. Financial losses could be utilized to cover costs like the medical bills associated with the care that your relative received before passing away. They might also cover the cost of the deceased person’s funeral and burial. You may be entitled to compensation for the loss of your loved one’s income as well as the value of the services they would have rendered if they had a job and contributed financially to the household. 

It can be tragic and have a lasting effect on your way of life when a loved one dies in a car accident. The Wyatt Law Firm, PLLC team of Texas wrongful death lawyers is dedicated to fighting for financial compensation that will aid in your recovery during this difficult time. We are aware of the pain that bereaved families experience, and this shapes our entire approach. If you need assistance after losing a loved one, contact our office at 210-340-5550 to set up a consultation with one of our Austin wrongful death attorneys.

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.