Austin, TX – Woman Injured in Scooter Accident at Alamo St & E Martin Luther Blvd
Austin, TX (May 19, 2019) On the early morning of May 18th, a hit-and-run scooter accident happened at the intersection of Alamo Street and East Martin Luther Jr. Boulevard. A white Kia struck a woman riding a scooter and proceeded to drive off without stopping. The accident happened at approximately 12:48 a.m.
A witness called the paramedics and told them that a woman had been hit and was in bad shape and bleeding. They rushed to the scene and immediately took the injured woman to the nearest hospital for treatment.
The police spotted a white Kia nearby with a missing passenger’s side mirror near a gas station. They questioned him and then arrested him. He has been identified as 70-year-old Jerrell Bennett.
Our thoughts are with the injured woman and her family as she recovers.
Hit-and-Run Scooter Accidents in Texas
Unfortunately, over 200 scooter accidents occurred in Texas in 2018. Because scooter riders are hard to see, drivers are expected to be on the look out for them at all times, especially if it’s on a street with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour. When riders are struck in the middle of the night, often times it’s due to driver’s being under the influence, fatigued, or distracted. Because riders’ bodies are not protected while they’re on scooters, they’re more prone to sustaining serious injuries after being hit.
At Benton Law Firm, we encourage injured scooter riders to consult with one of our experienced Texas personal injury lawyers so we can help them file and win their personal injury lawsuits. If you or someone you love was hit by a vehicle, contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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