Even though pedestrians have the right of way in crosswalks, they are often the ones who suffer the most when a car or truck disobeys traffic laws and runs into them.
Broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are common outcomes of pedestrian accidents. Whether you were jaywalking or crossing legally in a crosswalk, your financial needs will greatly multiply if you suffered a serious injury when struck by a vehicle.
Drivers who hurt pedestrians must be held accountable for their mistakes. If your loved one was injured while crossing a street on foot, you need an honest and competent Austin injury lawyer to fight for what you need to recover.
Woman Strikes and Kills Elderly Pedestrian in Southeast Austin
Another pedestrian has been killed in Austin, raising even more concern about the safety of our city streets.
According to KEYE-TV, a female driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Southeast Austin on April 8. The driver stayed on the scene following the accident.
Officials reported that the accident happened at Bastrop Highway and Vargas Road near Montopolis Drive around 7:15 a.m. Austin Travis County EMS pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. Police say the victim was legally using a crosswalk.
The Austin Police Department is investigating the fatal pedestrian accident, and say that they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a factor in the wreck. As of now, the driver is not facing any charges.
Did You Know: Every day 85 new residents are added to Austin, which equates to approximately 70 more cars on the road each day.
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