A 3-year-old child was killed Saturday when he was struck by a car in a parking lot in Southwest Austin.
Details of the Fatal Austin Accident
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.
Preventing Parking Lot Accidents
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:
- Do not cut across parking lots – they are not short cuts
- Travel only within the lanes of the parking lot
- Use directional signals
- Anticipate the actions of pedestrians and other drivers
- Check your blind spots
- Obey stop signs and other traffic signs
- When backing out of a parking spot, be mindful of vehicles and pedestrians
- Watch for small children and parents with strollers
Injured in a Pedestrian Accident? Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
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.