Category Archives: Hit-and-Run Accidents

News about hit and run accidents, injuries, settlements, verdicts and compensation

Hit-and-Run Leaves Pedicab Driver, Passenger Injured

Hit-and-run accidents have been a problem for Austin in recent years. Despite APD’s efforts to apprehend the perpetrators, people are still being injured. One such incident happened on March 15 downtown. During a SXSW event, a pedicab driving on South Congress near Barton Springs Road was struck from behind by a sedan. The impact was severe enough to lift the…
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Taking Care of Yourself after a Hit and Run Accident

At the end of January, a 5-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle off Webberville Road near Oak Springs Elementary. He was thrown five feet into the air and landed hard, suffering a severe traumatic brain injury as well as scarring injuries on his head and face. The boy was walking with his brothers on their normal route. As they…
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Cyclist was Dragged Underneath a Truck in a Hit-and-Run

Last month, a cyclist was hit by a passing truck in East Austin. The driver who hit the cyclist failed to stop and render aid. As though that’s not horrible enough, a police report shows the cyclist became lodged underneath the truck and was dragged along the pavement, losing tissue from her back, hip and leg along the way. By…
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Did a Nine-Time DWI Offender Bond Out in Travis County?

A KVUE Defenders investigation reports that the worst DWI offender in Travis County was able to bond out and now the dangerous driver is missing. In June, Austin police arrested Francisco Perez-Altamirano for his ninth DWI. Since 2001, he has had eight prior DWI convictions. In two of the incidents, he crashed into other motorists. How Did a Nine-time DWI…
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What Is Intoxication Manslaughter?

According to the Texas Penal Code, a person is charged with manslaughter if he or she recklessly causes the death of an individual. Prosecutors must prove that a defendant’s reckless action resulted in the death of another. It is important to note that there are specific types of manslaughter charges in Texas, such as intoxication manslaughter. A person can be…
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