Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash Kills One in Northwest Austin
Austin police are investigating a fatal crash that left a pedestrian dead Tuesday night.
Details of the Fatal Austin Pedestrian Accident
KXAN reports the crash occurred shortly before 9:30 pm Tuesday at 12300 North FM 620, between Lake Creek Parkway and U.S. 183.
While details of the crash were limited, police did disclose that the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene despite life-saving attempts by ATCEMS.
The driver involved did remain at the scene. Police said they have been cooperative with investigators.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) notes that fatal pedestrian crashes are on the rise in Texas. In fact, pedestrian now account of roughly 20% of traffic fatalities.
In 2021, 5,370 crashes involving pedestrians were reported in Texas. These crashes resulted in 843 pedestrian deaths marking a 15% increase in traffic deaths from 2020.
An additional 1,467 people were seriously injured in pedestrian accidents in 2021.
The top four factors in Texas pedestrian deaths are:
- Pedestrians failing to yield the right-of-way to vehicles
- Drivers failing to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians
- Driver inattention
Injured in a Pedestrian Accident? Contact an Austin Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in or around Austin, it is in your best interest to speak with a qualified Austin personal injury attorney.
For more than 30 years, Thomas J. Henry Law has represented clients across Texas in a wide variety of personal injury matters. During that time, we have helped our clients secure meaningful compensation and helped them get their lives back to normal.
Do not wait – our attorneys are standing by 24/7, nights and weekends. Call now for your FREE Case Review.