Austin—Victim of Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Capital Texas Highway Identified
Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 6:05 am
The pedestrian who got hit by a car on South Capital of Texas Highway had succumbed to his injuries last Tuesday, according to a police news release.
The local paramedics responded to the 3600 block of South Capital of Texas Highway at around 9:30 p.m. A preliminary investigation shows that a silver 2018 Kia was traveling along the highway when it struck a pedestrian. The impact of the collision left the victim with serious injuries. He was rushed to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center for treatment. Unfortunately, the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries a few days after.
The Austin Police Department identified the victim as 15-year-old Jesus Servantez. They said that the driver of the hitting vehicle stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the deceased victim. 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.