Austin—Woman Critically Injured After a Crash on Riverside Drive
Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 5:39 am
Autin Police Department is conducting an investigation following a car accident on East Riverside Drive last Saturday.
Austin-Travis County emergency crew was requested at 2100 East Riverside Drive at around 8:31 p.m. According to police reports, the collision involved a pedestrian and a vehicle. When ATCEMS arrived at the scene, they found a severely injured woman in her 30s. She was rushed to Dell Seton Medical Center with critical and life-threatening injuries. Her identification has not been disclosed.
No other injuries were reported.
The driver who struck the pedestrian fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim. His whereabouts and identification remain unknown.
Police temporarily closed the eastbound lane of the roadway as they gather more information surrounding the crash.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victims. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of the female pedestrian.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.