Helping the injured since 1983

Contact us at (800) 220-9341 to schedule a FREE consultation today.

Get Help NOW!

Austin — 4 People Hospitalized After Auto-Pedestrian Accident on Interstate 35

Posted on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 9:56 pm by Williams Hart    

At around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019, four people were hospitalized after an auto-pedestrian accident occurred in Austin, Texas.

According to initial reports, the four people were on the southbound service road of Interstate 35, near 15th Street, when they were struck by a vehicle. One man was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center with critical life-threatening injuries. A woman was also transported to a hospital with serious injuries. Two more women, one in her 50s and one in her 20s, were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

Initial investigation indicates that the incident may involve multiple vehicles and multiple patients.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Car accidents are a problem in this day and age, and yet, they still continue to happen on a regular basis. In statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.

Car accidents are reported to be deadly for pedestrians particularly. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates that the number of pedestrian deaths in the U.S. is 6,000 in 2017. This is a 27% increase from 2007 to 2016, and it is said that the number in 2017 is a 25-year high.

Additionally, there are five states that had the most number of pedestrian fatalities in 2017, and these are California, Florida, New York, Arizona, and Texas. These states accounted for about 43% of pedestrian fatalities during the first half of 2017 despite the fact that they are home to only 30% of the U.S. population. The GHSA also claims that children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to this kind of accident.

Car accidents, especially the auto-pedestrian ones, are quite difficult for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents/auto-pedestrian accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (800) 220-9341 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our law firm has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Hart hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

Share Post

Wh-emblem
Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident?

Contact us today at (800) 220-9341 to get a free, confidential case evaluation.

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com