We have been blogging about a string of pedestrian accidents occurring in the city of Austin, and the fatality count is still rising: there were two more pedestrian accidents in Austin this week.
According to KXAN, three pedestrians were hit by a drunk driver in downtown and were taken to UMC Brackenridge Hospital on April 5. The driver was arrested for three counts of Failure to Stop and Render Aid and one count of Driving While Intoxicated, according to police officials.
Austin police stated that the preliminary investigation shows the driver ran their truck onto the sidewalk and hit the pedestrians in front of 98 San Jacinto, near Cesar Chavez, just before 9:30 p.m. The suspect attempted to flee the scene, but was stopped and taken into custody.
KXAN also reported about a separate pedestrian accident involving a woman driving on US Highway 183 near Vargas Road, who crashed into a 79-year-old man on April 8 as he was walking in the crosswalk, killing him on impact. The victim’s daughter and other neighbors told reporters that crossing the highway is unsafe, even with the crosswalk in place.
“People live on that side, [and] they have to cross over the highway. If they could put a crosswalk over, like a bridge or something safe, for the elderly,” said the victim’s daughter-in-law. “Look at where the bus stop is and then we have to cross the highway. It’s dangerous.”
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The City of Austin needs to take action to help stifle this growing problem among car drivers and pedestrians. It is an unfortunate reality that the only protections that pedestrians truly have are avoidance and caution; however, no person should suffer simply because they were walking down the street.
Our Austin injury attorney knows how to investigate a pedestrian car accident, and we will help you secure justice. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, call (512) 474-8346 or contact us online. Our fees are contingent on winning your case, which means that we do not collect attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.
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