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Austin—Man Struck while Crossing Riverside Drive

Posted on Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 2:26 am    

Last Thursday midnight, an identified man was killed after getting struck by a vehicle on Riverside Driver in east Austin.

In an unspecified time at the middle of the night, Austin police officers responded to a car accident on E Riverside Drive east of State Highway 71. According to initial reports, the collision involved a pedestrian and a gray Jeep. Details surrounding the incident are yet to be determined but it was confirmed that a man died after a passing vehicle struck him while attempting to cross the street. The impact of the collision killed the pedestrian in the process. His identification was not released by police pending notification of the victim’s immediate family.

The driver of the Jeep stayed at the scene following the crash. He is cooperative with the investigation.

We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We also pray for a fast recovery of the injured driver. We believe that the Austin 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 are injured by 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 and possibly. 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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