Austin — Irish Student from UT-Austin Dead After Car-Scooter Collision
Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 1:34 am by Williams Hart
On Saturday, February 2, 2019, a University of Texas-Austin foreign exchange student from Ireland died after his scooter collided with a vehicle on Friday, February 1, 2019.
According to the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, an Uber driver operating a 2006 Silver Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound in the right lane of North Interstate 35 frontage road, and he was about to enter the ramp of southbound I-35 when he suddenly encountered a Lime scooter, operated by 21-year-old Mark Sands, traveling the wrong way. As a result, the Jetta and the scooter collided into each other.
Mark Sands was brought to Dell Secton Hospital with critical injuries at around 1 a.m. on Friday. He had an emergency brain surgery, but still, he was in critical condition. The next day, at 2:30 in the afternoon, Sands was pronounced dead.
It is unfortunate to hear of the death of Mark Sands. Alas, he is not the first victim whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a 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 roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
Car accidents are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car 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.
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