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Austin— Pedestrian Accident on South First Street

Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 3:55 am    

A fatal pedestrian collision involving a Capital Metro passenger bus on South First Street sent one person to a hospital last February 11.

Just before 7:00 p.m., local emergency crews responded to a major accident on South First Street near Barton Springs Road. According to authorities, a man was crossing West Riverside Drive on a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a bus that was heading south.

The impact of the collision injured the pedestrian. He was rushed to Dell Seton Medical Center for treatment of his injuries that were considered non-life-threatening. His identification was not immediately released by police officials.

The CapMetro driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Investigation continues.

We are deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of the injured victim. Our prayers and thoughts are with them. We strongly believe that the Austin Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.

Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.


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