Pedestrian Killed by Drunk Driver in South Austin
Austin, Texas (February 19, 2020)- A pedestrian was killed Saturday night after being struck by a suspected drunk driver. The fatal accident occurred at about 10:40 p.m. February 15, 2020 in the 10000 block of Menchaca Road at Slaughter Lane in south Austin. Police reported that the pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart across the street when a 2014 Ford Focus struck them. The force of the impact caused the pedestrian to penetrate the windshield of the Focus and fully enter the vehicle’s passenger seat. The driver did not stop and render aid, but continued to drive southbound to a local bar. He was later located, arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. The victim was declared dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the victim. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Motor vehicle accidents in Texas claim the lives of more than 3,600 people each year. These unfortunate accidents are often preventable, yet we continue to see the devastating consequences families are forced to endure. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the reckless actions of other drivers, it is imperative that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to protect their legal rights.
The Benton Law Firm has over two decades of combined experience helping families collect the maximum amount of compensation available after losing a loved one. We work diligently to ensure families are in the best position imaginable to cover funeral services and various other damages they face. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 777-7777 to see how we can help you.
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