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Why are Pedestrian Accidents at an All-Time High in Austin?

Last month, a 50-year-old man was struck by a vehicle off Burnet Road in North Austin in a pedestrian accident. He was moved to the hospital to treat serious injuries. However, police said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. That same night, two pedestrians were struck in a hit-and-run accident. One of the pedestrians, a 20-year-old, sustained life-threatening…
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Truck-pedestrian accident near Austin kills teenage boy

Austin residents might have witnessed the devastating outcome of road accidents involving trucks. Truck accidents often occur due to negligence and recklessness of drivers. As a result, truck drivers should take extra care and caution to ensure road safety. Recently, a teenager was struck by a truck in Leander, Texas. An 18-wheeler struck the victim, causing fatal injuries. The teenage victim was…
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Increase in the Number of Austin Traffic Fatalities This Year

So far, in 2012, 36 people have died in traffic crashes on Austin roads. The number is higher than at this time last year. According to police records, the average number of yearly traffic fatalities in Austin over the past decade is about 60. At the current pace, the city will surpass past averages. Of continuing concern to local highway…
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University of Texas Student Killed While Getting Off Bus

A second tragic pedestrian death was recently reported in the City of Austin. A student exiting a bus was killed when he stumbled and fell under the bus. According to the Statesman, the fatal pedestrian accident was the 24th traffic fatality this year in the city. Last year, at the same time, there were 15 traffic fatalities. The accident occurred when a…
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