Austin, TX – 1 Killed in Pedestrian Accident on I-35
Austin, TX (July 14, 2019) On the morning of July 14th, a fatal pedestrian accident happened on the Interstate Highway 35. A vehicle struck a pedestrian at the 200 block of the highway near Cesar Chavez. The accident happened at around 4:15 a.m.
When first responders arrived at the scene, they found the pedestrian lying in the roadway seriously injured. Despite life-saving attempts, the pedestrian died shortly after the collision. Crews shut down some of the lanes and diverted traffic onto the Eighth Street exit frontage road as they investigated and cleared the scene.
The accident is still under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the deceased pedestrian’s family at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Studies show that pedestrians who are struck by vehicles traveling at 40 miles per hour have an 80 percent chance of not surviving their injuries. Pedestrians who are hit by vehicles traveling at higher speeds have an even higher chance of not surviving after the crash. Because pedestrians are not protected, it’s logical that they would not survive being hit by speeding vehicles. Families who have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents should consult with an experienced Texas wrongful death attorney.
At Benton Law Firm, we have years of experience assisting grieving families with filing wrongful death lawsuits, especially if their loved one died because of negligent driving. We have the resources and intellect needed to help our clients prove their negligence claims and collect sufficient funds to pay for medical and/or funeral expenses. If you lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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