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Austin – Douglas Vogelsass Struck and Killed by Car on US 290

Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 at 8:45 am    

The pedestrian who died after getting hit by a vehicle on US Highway 290 has been identified by Austin Police Department, Sunday.

According to reports, the pedestrian was identified as 54-year-old Douglas Joseph Vogelsass.

Vogelsass was seen walking on the northbound side of William Cannon Drive just before 1:00 a.m. prior to the accident. As he attempted to cross the highway at the intersection, he was then hit by a passing Ford truck. He was pronounced deceased by emergency crews who responded to the scene.

The driver of the Ford stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. No charges are expected to be filed against the drive, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is encouraged to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We believe that the Harris County Police will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by reckless drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.

If you have been involved in a car accident with a reckless driver, the first thing you need to do is call the police. Once the investigation is completed, you can file a lawsuit against the suspected driver. A successful case could help you cover your medical expenses and compensate for your emotional and physical suffering. Speak with your personal injury lawyer to know more about your rights to fair compensation.

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