Austin – Pedestrian Collision on Interstate 35
Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at 1:11 pm
The Austin Police Department is conducting an investigation about an auto versus pedestrian collision on Interstate Highway 35, early Sunday morning.
At around 4:15 a.m., local officials were dispatched to the 200 block of the Interstate Highway 35 to assist in a collision involving a pedestrian. According to the report released by responding officers, a person was struck by a vehicle near Cesar Chavez. No further details are available at this time.
When emergency crews arrived, they found the victim lying on the ground. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle remained and is cooperating with the investigators. He was not injured.
Traffic southbound was diverted onto the Eighth Street exit frontage road.
Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the accident. No citations have been issued as of this writing.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.