Off-Duty Austin Police Officer Dies in Car Accident

On October 16, an off-duty police officer died in a traffic accident while driving to work in an unmarked patrol car in Dripping Springs.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the wreck happened on U.S. 290. Sr. Trooper Harpin Meyer stated the police cruiser went out of control for unknown reasons and was struck by a pickup truck.

Austin police did not immediately identify the officer that died at the scene. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the accident during the rainy, wet conditions.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents and Wrongful Death

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the top causes of death in the United States.Car accidents kill over 30,000 annually, and car accident injuries can cause death long after the accident occurs. Spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries in particular can lead to death months or even years after the accident.

If a car or truck accident has killed your spouse, child or parents, you may be able to bring a wrongful death action against the negligent person or entity that caused the accident and against the negligent party’s insurance company to recover compensation for your loss. You may have a cause of action against the other driver or even the manufacturer of the vehicle.

Injured in a Car Accident? Contact Our Austin Personal Injury Attorney Today!<?h3>

If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a car accident in Austin, you may feel uncertain about what the future holds. Fortunately, an experienced Austin personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your car accident,contact our firm at (512) 474-8346 to speak to an Austin car accident lawyer today.

Did You Know: In 2008, 3,468 Texans died in motor vehicle crashes.

The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Personal Injury Attorney



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