Austin, TX (March 10, 2023) – On Friday morning, March 10, a pedestrian was killed after a traffic accident in the Austin area.
The fatal crash was reported at the intersection of FM 696 and Regency Drive at around 6:48 a.m. An adult pedestrian was walking near the scene when he was hit by an oncoming vehicle. He suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead by responding medical personnel.
The identity of the deceased has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing crash investigation is in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Texas Deadly Pedestrian Accidents
Texas is one of the top five states in the United States for the number of fatal pedestrian accidents. The Governors Highway Safety Association recently released a report that found that fatal pedestrian accidents nationwide are at a 25-year high. In 2017, there were about the same number of fatal pedestrian accidents countrywide as there were in 2016. The DOT reports that over 1,300 pedestrians were seriously injured in automobile incidents in Texas in 2019. Moreover, 669 pedestrians lost their lives in a total of 5,900 traffic collisions involving pedestrians in 2019.
It could seem nearly difficult to make a claim for damages if a loved one you care about died in a car accident. A lawyer can guide you through the procedure and ensure that no crucial information is missed. The circumstances leading up to and soon after the accident will impact the outcome of your claim. It is advised to consult with a lawyer before making any decisions because the majority of victims’ families are not familiar with the legal system.
At some point in our lives, all of us will lose a loved one, but an unexpected death can be particularly upsetting. You probably didn’t realize how profoundly and negatively losing a loved one in an unexpected car accident would impact your way of life. It could be difficult for you and your loved ones to support your family financially and emotionally during this dreadful time in your life.
You and your family may be entitled to compensation if a member of your family died as a result of someone else’s carelessness. With the aid of an Austin wrongful death lawyer, you can submit a claim and demand that the party at fault cover your losses as a result of the unfortunate accident. If a recent car accident resulted in the passing of a family member, contact Wyatt Law Firm, PLLC. To discover if you are eligible for compensation, get in touch with us right away. Call 210-340-5550 to speak with a lawyer about how we might be able to assist you with your recovery if there has been a wrongful death in the family.
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.
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