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Pedestrian Killed in Austin Hit-and-Run


Austin police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead in southeast Austin. Police believe the hit-and-run was intentional.

About the Austin Hit-and-Run

According to KXAN, the fatal incident occurred at the intersection of East Oltorf Street and Huntwick Drive around 3:10 pm. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Reports to 911 said a female driver in a red sedan was observed leaving the scene of the crash. The sound of the impact was so loud, it was initially mistaken as a gunshot by people nearby. Police also said it appeared to witnesses that the victim knew the driver.

APD says they have identified a possible suspect and are working to file a warrant to make an arrest.

The victim was 30-years-old.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
  • 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to head-on collision.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
  • An additional 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
  • Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.

Contact an Experienced Texas Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced car 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 ChristiSan 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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