Austin – Pedestrian Collision on Interstate 35
Posted on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 8:10 am
The Austin Police Department is investigating an auto versus pedestrian crash on Interstate 35 last Tuesday.
In the early morning hours of July 23rd, Austin-Travis County EMS and police officers were requested to assist in an accident involving a pedestrian walking a dog. According to the release, a man was with his dog on Interstate 35 near Riverside Drive when he was struck by a number of vehicles traveling on the roadway.
The impact of the collision left the victim with life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced deceased by emergency crews who responded to the scene. Meanwhile, the drivers of the vehicles involved stopped and remained at the scene. They are cooperating with local authorities.
No further details are available at this time as the investigation is still in progress.
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 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 have been involved in a car accident with a hit-and-run or 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.