49-Year-Old Man Dead After Attempting To Catch Bus

by Amber Cortez | December 22nd, 2020 | Pedestrian Accident

On December 2nd, a 49-year-old man in Austin was pronounced dead after being struck by a 2017 Kia Sportage as he was attempting to catch a bus.

Details About the Incident

Local authorities responded to the incident that occurred at approximately 5:48 a.m. on the 3400 block of East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Airport Boulevard and E.M. Franklin Avenue.

Initial reports indicate that the man was attempting to cross the street to catch a bus. In the process of doing so, a grey 2017 Kia Sportage SUV fatally struck the pedestrian, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

No charges have been filed against the driver and the incident is still being investigated.

Auto-Pedestrian Statistics

Auto-pedestrian accidents are one of the biggest issues that the United States faces on its roadways annually. These types of accidents often occur as a result of either a visibility issue or miscommunication between both the driver and pedestrian, resulting in serious injuries or even a fatality.

Even if a victim survives such an accident, the end-results can still be absolutely devastating to their physical and mental well-being.

According to the most recent data compiled by the Texas Department of Transportation, a total of 5,952 pedestrian-related accidents were reported across the State of Texas in 2019. Of those incidents reported:

    • 1,831 accidents occurred in which 1,954 individuals suffered possible injuries.
    • 1,991 accidents occurred in which 2,095 individuals suffered non-incapacitating injuries.
    • 1,215 accidents occurred in which 1,260 individuals suffered serious injuries.
    • 656 accidents occurred in which 660 individuals were declared dead following the event.

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The McAllen car accident lawyers of J.Gonzalez Injury Attorneys are fully committed to seeking justice in honor of those victims who have suffered life-altering injuries or lost a loved one as a result of a careless driver.

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Source: KXAN


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