Austin – Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 35
Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 10:55 am
The Austin Police Department is investigating an auto versus pedestrian collision on Interstate Highway 35, Friday afternoon.
At around 2:25 p.m., local officers were dispatched to the southbound lane of I-35 service road near 15th Street in response to a call reporting an accident. Police said an undescribed vehicle reportedly struck a pedestrian leaving four people with various injuries. How it actually happened was not immediately disclosed.
According to a tweet from Austin-Travis County EMS, one man and a woman in her 20s sustained critical injuries while the two other patients suffered from non-life threatening injuries. Two of them were transported to Dell Seton Medical Center.
One lane was shut down to give way for clearing and investigation.
APD is still gathering more details about the accident. The crash remains under investigation.
We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the injured victims. May God grant you the strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We believe that the Austin Police will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by reckless drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.
If you have been involved in a car accident with a reckless driver, the first thing you need to do is call the police. Once the investigation is completed, you can file a lawsuit against the suspected driver. A successful case could help you cover your medical expenses and compensate for your emotional and physical suffering. Speak with your personal injury lawyer to know more about your rights to fair compensation.
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