A 3-year-old child was killed Saturday when he was struck by a car in a parking lot in Southwest Austin.
According to KVUE, the fatal accident occurred in the 4400 block of W. William Cannon Drive at around 6:40 pm Saturday.
Police say the child was rushed to Dell Children’s Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 7:42 pm. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.
According to the Austin Police Department, this is the 37th fatal traffic incident in 2021 and 39th traffic accident death.
Parking lots are common sites of pedestrian accidents and injuries. Increased pedestrian traffic, distractions, and visual obstructions are all factors that put pedestrians at risk in parking lots and driving slower is not always enough to ensure the safety of those around you.
A few other things drivers can do to help keep parking lots safe are:
Our Austin injury lawyers handles all types of personal injury claims, including auto accidents involving pedestrians. We believe negligent drivers should be held accountable for their actions and injured pedestrians deserve to be compensated for their medical costs, pain and suffering, and other damages they have incurred.