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Family of Hit and Run Victim Still Seeking Man Responsible

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Antarvir Kaur4 years ago

Israel Vidal, age 9, was killed in a hit-and-run accident on December 7, 2013 on Burleson Road, near the intersection of Burleson and Highway 183 in Austin. The perpetrator is still unknown.

The family is now offering a reward of $3,000 to anyone who can come forth with information to help solve the mystery and provide closure to them.

Details of the Fatal Hit-and-Run

  • According to KXAN, the family had gotten out of their car after a collision to survey the damage.
  • A white Chevy pickup lost control due to the ice and crashed into Israel Vidal, causing his death.
  • The driver of the pickup did not stop.

The family of the victim had a press conference on Wednesday to announce the reward for an individual with any information regarding the car or its owner.

They have raised the money with the help of CrimeStoppers. If anyone has any information, they are encouraged to call CrimeStoppers.

2012 Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person was killed every 2 hours and 35 minutes
  • The death toll in 2012 increased to 3,399 deaths from 3,067 in 2011.
  • 230,506 people were injured in car accidents that year.
  • 1,099 people were killed in car crashes where the perpetrator was under the influence of alcohol.
  • In 2012, there was not a single day where someone did not die on the road.


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