Austin, TX (December 19, 2021) – One person has lost their life following a pedestrian accident on Friday evening in the Austin area. On December 17, the Austin Police Department was notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Interstate 35.
Reports from the police show that a pedestrian was traveling in the area of Interstate 35 and US Highway 290. For unknown reasons, a vehicle passing through the area struck the pedestrian, resulting in severe injuries.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene to render aid to the victim. However, they passed away while at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest 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 Texas claim the lives of more than 700 people every year. In many cases, victims suffer fatal injuries in accidents due to the negligent actions of other drivers sharing the road. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol contribute to more than 25% of fatal crashes each year. Drivers who are distracted account for 18% of crashes. Speeding contributes to nearly 20% of all fatal crashes each year.
If your family has been impacted by a fatal car accident, chances are that you will deal with more than just emotional pain and suffering. Car accidents often cause overwhelming financial consequences as well. Your family will most likely have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with lost earnings. These and other financial burdens just make it more challenging to move forward.
When victims lose their lives in crashes, due to these and other negligent, reckless, and malicious actions, their families may have legal options available to help them get justice. Rather than trying to deal with the negative consequences alone, you can benefit greatly by reaching out to our Austin wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible. Our team can help you hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions so you are able to move forward in the best way possible.
Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Austin pedestrian accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm are committed to achieving the best results for our clients. Our lawyers completely understand the grief and inconsolable heartache that your family is dealing with after losing a loved one. Our team aggressively seeks results for people throughout the state of Texas.
We provide responsive representation for clients that they can depend on. 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 a truck accident, our team is available to meet with you and discuss the legal options available for you. You can reach out to our team by calling 210-340-5550. Our Texas personal injury lawyers are available any time to take your call. We can schedule a free case evaluation to review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident and determine the best options available to help you move forward.
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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