Texas DPS Search for Austin Hit-and-Run Driver

Texas authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver that left a pedestrian with serious injuries in southwest Travis County Sunday night.

Details of the Travis County Hit-and-Run

KXAN reports the crash occurred in the 9200 block of West U.S. Highway 290 not far from Ledgestone Terrace around 11 pm.

Police say the vehicle, described as a 2010-2011 black, four-door Honda Civic, drifted onto the shoulder of the highway where it struck a pedestrian. The vehicle did not stop to render aid and left the scene of the crash.

The driver of the vehicle is described by witnesses as a man in his 20s, around 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. They said he has short hair and was wearing a black t-shirt. His vehicle suffered damages to its front and the right-side mirror. The vehicle is also missing a right turn signal light.

Anyone with information on the crash is urged to call the Texas Department of Public Safety at 512-424-7391.

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
    • Louisiana
    • Florida

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