Police in Austin are looking for the driver of a white sedan involved in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian late last month.
Details of the Fatal Austin Hit-and-Run
According to FOX 7 Austin, the fatal crash happened on February 27 at around 5 pm.
Police say 67-year-old Ricardo Alvarado was struck at the intersection of 7th Street and Pleasant Valley by a white sedan, possible and Hyundai. He died at the hospital a week later.
So far, police have been unable to locate the driver who fled the scene. They are now requesting the public’s help in identifying the driver or vehicle involved.
They noted that the vehicle did not have a license plate on the front and may have had paper tags at the time of the collision. The sedan also has damage on its front right side.
Anyone with information on the case should contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or submit a tip through the Crime Stoppers app.
Tips can be made anonymously.
Hit-and-Run Facts and Statistics
The following information was provided by AAA:
- Since 2006, there has been an average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes every year.
- Nearly 65% of people killed in hit-and-run crashes were bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Between 2009 and 2018, hit-and-run deaths increased an average of 7.2 percent each year.
- Per capita, the states with the highest rate of fatal hit-and-runs are:
- New Mexico
Pedestrian Safety and Crash Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
4,852 pedestrian crashes were reported in Texas in 2020, resulting in 731 deaths and 1,211 serious injuries. Among the leading factors contributing to pedestrian crashes in Texas were:
- Pedestrians failing to yield the right-of-way to vehicles
- Driver inattention
- Drivers failing to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians
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