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1 Killed in Austin Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

Police are searching for a hit-and-run truck driver who fled the scene after hitting and killing a man in north Austin Thursday morning.

Details of the Deadly Austin Hit-and-Run

According to KXAN, the pedestrian crash occurred around 6:15 am in the 8700 block of North Lamar Boulevard. Police say a dark blue or black pickup truck was headed northbound on North Lamar when it struck a pedestrian near the Fairfield bus stop.

The victim was described as a man in his 40s. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the hit-and-run driver. They advise that the truck involved was a smaller sized pickup and will have clear damage on the passenger side above the headlight on the side mirror.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2016 – this averages to one death every 1.5 hours.
  • An additional 129,000 pedestrian are treated in emergency rooms every year for injuries related to pedestrian accidents.
  • On average, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a crash every trip.
  • One in every five children under the age of 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.

Contact an Experienced Automobile Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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