On the night of October 26, emergency crews responded to a fatal two-car accident on Loop 360.
According to the Austin Police Department, a Nissan was rear-ended by a blue Hyundai around 10 p.m. A 26-year-old woman was transported to the hospital and later died of her injuries. Two other passengers were also transported to the hospital for their injuries. Officers on scene reported that alcohol may have been a factor in the fatal accident.
Crews shut down the northbound lanes of Loop 360 for more than five hours. The accident is currently being investigated by APD’s vehicular homicide unit.
This was Austin’s 63rd fatal traffic crash of 2013; at this time in 2012, there were 62 traffic fatalities.
Fatal Car Accidents and Wrongful Death
Car accidents are one of the top causes of death in the United States. Annually, car crashes kill over 30,000 across the nation, and car accident injuries can result in death long after the accident occurs. Spinal cord injuries and brain injuries can lead to death months or even years after an accident.
Our Austin personal injury lawyer has years of experience representing people who have lost family members to fatal car accidents. If a car or truck accident has killed your spouse, child or parent, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent person that caused the accident to recover compensation for your loss.
If you have sustained serious injuries or lost a loved one in a car accident, our attorney can work diligently to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact our Austin personal injury attorney today at (512) 474-8346 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
>Did You Know: In 2009, traffic accidents claimed the lives of 3,071 Texans.
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