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Pedestrian Killed in Northwest Texas Hit-and-Run

On Monday morning, June 23, a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run. The hit-and-run occurred after a vehicle collision in Northwest Texas.

Details of the Fatal Hit-and-Run

According to Austin Travis county EMS, the accident occurred at approximately 6:30 am at 5700 Parmer Lane.

The victim, a male in his forties, was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle fled the scene. A bicyclist discovered the man on the shoulder of the road says Austin police.

The incident remains under investigation.

Statistics About Pedestrian Traffic Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 5,376 pedestrian were killed in traffic accidents in 2015. Also in 2015, about 129,000 pedestrian victims of traffic accidents were treated in hospitals for non-fatal injuries.

Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passengers to be killed in car crash.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 14,217 serious injury crashes in 2016. 17,602 people sustained serious injuries in those crashes.

51.51% of all Texas traffic fatalities occurred in rural areas.

27% of all Texas traffic fatalities involved a driver who was under the influence of alcohol

Contact an Experienced Automobile Accident Attorney

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