Austin – Hit-and-Run Crash on William Cannon Drive Injured Woman
Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at 5:18 am
A woman sustained cuts and various injuries after a car rear-ended her vehicle on East William Cannon Drive, Saturday afternoon.
The incident happened just after 2:00 p.m. at the 4500 block of East William Cannon Drive. Police said that a white Lincoln Navigator was seen traveling along the roadway when it struck another vehicle driven by a woman. The impact of the collision left the victim with cuts on her arm. She was immediately taken to an area hospital with a pain in her chest and shoulders. Her condition was not disclosed.
The Lincoln driver continued onto Branchwood and Bucks Run and abandoned his vehicle. Police later discovered the car and located the driver at his residence just two blocks from the vehicle’s location.
He was placed in custody with a Failure to Stop and Render Aid charge.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victim. We are hoping and praying for their fast recovery.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.