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UPDATE: Police identify pedestrian killed in East Austin crash

AUSTIN, TX – Authorities in East Austin have released the identity of the pedestrian killed in a previously reported late-night crash last Friday.

The incident occurred within the 900 block of Old Bastrop Highway on Friday, July 24th. According to police,  69-year-old Gilbert Hernandez Cortinas was struck by a 2006 Toyota Sienna traveling north along the highway.

Paramedics attempted life-saving measures on the victim but were unsuccessful, and Hernandez has pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver remained on the scene to render assistance to the victim. No information on what led up to the crash has been released.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin pedestrian accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


One dead in late-night Bastrop Hwy pedestrian accident

AUSTIN, TX – A pedestrian died last night after being struck by a vehicle near Bastrop Highway, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened at 11:34 p.m. in the 900 block of the Bastrop Highway service road.

Emergency officials performed CPR on the victim, but their efforts were in vain. The adult victim, who has not been publicly identified, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash just before midnight.

Authorities advised motorists to avoid the area, as they expected delays due to the investigation and cleanup of the scene.

The circumstances of the collision have not been made available at this time.

The crash remains under investigation.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin pedestrian accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.