Austin, TX (April 3, 2022) – A truck-involved pedestrian crash claimed one person’s life early Saturday morning, April 2. At around 1:20 a.m., the Austin Police Department was dispatched to the scene of a crash on Interstate 35.
Reports provided by authorities show that a pedestrian was traveling near the southbound side of Interstate 35 when they were struck by a semi-truck. The incident caused delays in the area near US Highway 183.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident and was pronounced deceased on-site.
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 crashes impact the lives of thousands of people in the state of Texas each year. When semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles are involved in these accidents, the chances of suffering severe and fatal injuries are dramatically increased. Regrettably, more than 700 people lose their lives in pedestrian crashes each year.
We see a significant number of accidents take place due to driver negligence. Some of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents in Texas include:
- Running red lights
- Failing to yield the right of way
These acts of negligence continue to impact the lives of countless people every day. 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 Austin who can fight to get them justice.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Austin pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are committed to achieving the best results for our clients. We have recovered over $500 million in damages for victims and their families following accidents in the state of Texas. We strive to provide aggressive representation for clients that is compassionate to their needs.
Though taking legal action against the at-fault party may be the last thing on your mind, pursuing a wrongful death claim can help your family get compensation to help cover various costs you face during the grieving process.
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.
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.