Austin, TX – Child Killed in Pedestrian Accident on E Yager Ln
Austin, TX (September 29, 2019) On the evening of September 28th, a fatal pedestrian accident occurred on East Yager Lane around 10:15 p.m. According to reports, a vehicle struck an 8-year-old boy between the 400-900 block of East Yager Lane, near Tech Ridge Boulevard, just east of Interstate 35.
When the Austin Police Department and EMS arrived, they found the child lying in the road with fatal injuries. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
The accident is still under investigation by officials.
We send the child’s family our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Studies show that a daily nationwide average of three children lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2015. Children are often hit by cars when drivers are distracted and do not notice them in time to stop, especially late at night. Even though drivers are required to yield or completely stop for pedestrians, drivers still get distracted by cell phones, drugs, alcohol, other passengers, loud noises, as well as other distractions. Since children are small and do not have any protection against a vehicle. When they are hit by a car, they normally sustain major injuries, sometimes fatal injuries.
When parents lose their child in a pedestrian accident, they may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible driver if they’re able to establish that the driver was at fault for the accident. At The Benton Law Firm, we specialize in helping parents file wrongful death lawsuits against those responsible for harming their children. Although no amount of money can replace the life of their child, we believe parents should not be held financially liable for the negligent actions of other drivers. Contact our office for a free consultation with one of our attorneys at (214) 219-4878.
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Disclaimer: The intent of this post is to provide general information to our readers and to help improve the safety and quality of life for those who live in our state. At The Benton Law Firm, we intend to honor those who are victimized in accidents across Texas. We aim to provide up to date information to the public surrounding these incidents in hopes of helping others avoid becoming victims themselves. If anyone is involved in an accident we would like to make sure they know how to respond, should a tragedy occur. Information in this post, should not be considered legal or medical advice. You should seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional if you or a loved one is a victim in an accident. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.