Austin, TX – Matthew McDonald Killed In Pedestrian Crash On IH-35
Austin, TX (August 7, 2019) – On July 27, emergency crews received the request for assistance at approximately 1:40 a.m. regarding an incident in the 8200 block of North Interstate 35.
Reports from the Austin Police Department show that 25-year-old Matthew McDonald was crossing Interstate 35, on foot, when he was struck by a 2016 Kenworth tractor-trailer in the middle lanes.
McDonald sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the tractor-trailer remained at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Matthew McDonald. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents In Texas
Traveling by foot is an extremely popular method for transportation. Unfortunately, it is not done without risk. More than 600 pedestrians lose their lives in automobile accidents across our state each year. When victims are killed in these horrific incidents, they often leave behind families who are responsible for covering the costs of funeral arrangements and various other financial burdens resulting from the accident. In many cases, surviving relatives can contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to protect their legal rights.
For nearly two decades, Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at the Benton Law Firm have helped countless families get the justice they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. Over the years, we have helped countless people collect multi-million dollar settlements for their claims. If your loved one died in a pedestrian accident, caused by the negligent acts of another person, contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 219-4878 to see how we can help you.
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