One Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Crash on South Lamar Boulevard in Austin
Austin TX. (August 27, 2020)- A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on August 23, 2020 in Austin, Texas. The accident occurred just before 4:00 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Lamar Boulevard near the Austin Emergency Center. Police reported that the driver of a passenger car was speeding toward the intersection and swerved to avoid hitting a stopped vehicle. The passenger car left the roadway and struck the victim. The passenger car then struck a traffic pole. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the passenger car was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the passenger car admitted to smoking synthetic marijuana and has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
According to statistics published by the Texas Department of Transportation, approximately 3,700 people lose their lives in collisions across our state each year. Sadly, over 600 victims are pedestrians traveling by foot outside of vehicles. When pedestrians are fatally injured in motor vehicle accidents, they often leave behind families and friends who are devastated by their loss. In some cases, surviving relatives can contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to get justice.
Our Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at The Benton Law Firm have over two decades of combined experience fighting on behalf of grieving families. Our team works diligently to help relatives recover the maximum amount of compensation for funeral services, pain and suffering, and various other damages incurred after losing a loved one. When victims die in these horrific accidents, due to the negligent actions of others, their families can contact our law firm at (214) 777-7777 to get the justice and compensation they deserve.
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