Tag Archives: SXSW

Helpful Ways to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents in Austin

Now that daylight saving time has passed, spring is officially here, and summer is just around the corner. For Austin residents, this signals the beginning of festival season, which began with South by Southwest (SXSW). While festival season is a time of great joy and camaraderie, it is also a dangerous time for pedestrians. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)…
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Common Causes of Injuries and Deaths at Concerts

South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of the most popular concert events in the US. However, it is also an event that has a tragic history. During SXSW in 2014, a motorist on the run from police officers overran a barricade and collided with multiple concertgoers. Four people died and 20 were injured. The 2014 SXSW tragedy is one of…
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Choosing a Safe Ride for SXSW

SXSW is in full swing, as is Spring Break, so there are going to be a lot of people out on the roads this week. Austin will have many visitors from out of town and the ridesharing industries are prepping for the surge. If you plan on using apps like Fasten or Ride Austin, you should make sure that you…
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The Latest Update on the SXSW Car Crash Civil Lawsuit

During SXSW in 2014, a man named Rashad Owens drove drunk through barricades and into a crowd on Red River. He was attempting to flee police. His drunken rampage led to four deaths and several injuries. In early 2016, Owens was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. News came out in mid-January 2017 that the largest…
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Are Festival Organizers to Blame for the 2014 SXSW Car Crash That Killed Four and Injured 20 Others?

In 2014, a drunk driver plowed through late-night music fans on Red River Street during SXSW. The car smashed into multiple pedestrians, a taxi, a moped, a bicycle and a van before coming to a halt. Four pedestrians died and at least 23 others sustained injuries before the driver was caught. While the driver was convicted for capital murder and…
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