Austin authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that left one person dead on Halloween.
About the Hit-and-Run Incident
According to Fox 7 Austin News, a North Austin accident left a pedestrian dead at the scene. The Austin Police Department have deemed the crash as a hit-and-run crime. The incident occurred at the intersection of Burnet Road and Research Boulevard.
Emergency services arrived to the scene around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. A red vehicle speeding north on Burnet Rd. is the prime suspect at the moment.
Official ATCEMS Tweets
- Multiple #ATCEMS, @AustinFireInfo & @Austin_Police assets responding to a reported Auto v Pedestrian incident at Burnet Rd/Research Blvd SvRd NB (19:36); Expect road closures & heavy traffic delays, avoid the area if possible. More to Follow…
- #ATXTrafficFatality FINAL: Auto v Pedestrian incident at Burnet Rd/Research Blvd SvRd NB; #ATCEMSMedics have obtained a Deceased On Scene pronouncement of one adult. Road closures in place, please slow down & remain alert for investigators working in the area.
Texas Car Accident Statistics for 2019
Information below was taken from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
- The Fatality Rate on Texas roadways for 2019 was 1.26 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled. This is a 2.33% decrease from 2018.
- There were 12,897 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2019 with 15,843 people sustaining a serious injury.
- The annual vehicle miles traveled in Texas during 2019 reached 286.268 billion, an increase of 1.5% over the 282.037 billion traveled in 2018.
- Fatalities in traffic crashes in rural areas of the state accounted for 51.69% of the state’s traffic fatalities. There were 1,866 deaths in rural traffic crashes.
- Single vehicle, run-off the road crashes resulted in 1,161 deaths in 2019. This was 32.16% of all motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2019.
- In 2019 there were 731 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection.
- There were 600 people killed in head-on crashes in 2019.
- There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2019.
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