Sadly, on April 22, two pedestrians were killed after being struck by vehicles on the same roadway in southeast Austin.
According to KVUE-TV, the crashes occurred at around 6 a.m., near Burleson Road and Promontory Point Drive. The station reported that a 34-year-old was walking across the roadway when a car struck him. After the incident, a Good Samaritan, identified as a 26-year-old, attempted to pull the man out of the road, when a different vehicle struck him.
Both drivers involved in the incident stayed at the scene and police said they did not expect to file charges. A police officer told KVUE that at the time of the accident, the conditions were dark. The station reported that the deaths marked the 28th and 29th fatalities involving vehicles in Austin in 2015, nine of which have involved pedestrians.
What are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Austin for Pedestrians?
Due to its population growth, pedestrian accidents in Austin are becoming more common. Last year, the Austin Police Department reported that there were more than 120 areas that may be dangerous for pedestrians due to traffic in the city. Among the locations the APD listed as dangerous were:
- Congress and East 4th
- 1st and Riverside
- Jones and Manchaca
- Barton Springs and 1st
- 24th Street on the Drag
- Red River and 12th
- Congress and Cesar Chavez
- 5th and Lavaca
What Do I Do After a Pedestrian Accident?
If your loved one is killed in a pedestrian accident or you are injured, it may be important for you to speak to an attorney. Our lawyers are very aware that pedestrians are frequently at-risk for an accident in Austin due to the negligent actions of drivers, including drunk and distracted driving.
Unfortunately, at times, it can be difficult to determine the cause of a pedestrian accident. By speaking to an attorney, he or she can weigh the complexities of your case and determine if you are entitled to damages, through an independent investigation. This may be important immediately following a death, when you will want evidence preserved.
The Law Offices of Aaron Allison – Austin Personal Injury Attorney