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Person killed after being hit by train near downtown Amtrak station

AUSTIN, TX – A person was killed after being struck by a train in the downtown area last night, according to KXAN.

The accident occurred near an Amtrak station near the intersection of Baylor Street and W. 3rd Street at about 9:10 p.m.

Initial reports stated that a person was trapped beneath a train after being hit by it. The victim died at the scene.

The identity of the victim and the cause of the accident were not immediately available.

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Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Pedestrian killed after being hit by a DPS trooper in Downtown Austin

AUSTIN, TX – According to CBS Austin, a pedestrian was killed early this morning after being hit by a DPS trooper in Downtown Austin.

The accident took place just west of the state capital at around 3:40 a.m. A 50-year-old man was reportedly lying in the roadway. The officer was patrolling the area when the crash occurred.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. This post will be updated if new details emerge.

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 car 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 after being hit by train in NE Round Rock

ROUND ROCK, TX – A person was fatally struck by a train in northeastern Round Rock this evening, according to the Round Rock Police Department.


The accident happened in the 3200 block of E Palm Valley Boulevard at about 6:30 p.m., when a pedestrian was hit by a train.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, died at the scene.

No other people were injured in the accident, and authorities did not anticipate closing any roadways.

 

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 train 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.


2 Bastrop Co first responders hospitalized after suspected DUI incident

BASTROP, TX – Two first responders investigating an accident in Bastrop County were hurt by a supposedly intoxicated driver on Thursday, according to KXAN.

The accident occurred in the 600 block of W State Highway 71 as Bastrop Fire Assistant Chief Eric DeArmitt and Bastrop Police Sgt. Charles Sanford were responding to a collision.

The driver of a 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, 53-year-old Kenneth Crawford, went near the crash scene, reversed his vehicle, then struck a first responder’s vehicle.

He went into forward, then collided with DeArmitt. As Sanford was trying to reach through the window to grab the steering wheel, he was dragged for about 150 feet.

DeArmitt was taken to the hospital with severe injuries that will reportedly require extensive treatment.

Sanford sustained minor wounds in the crash and was released from the hospital after treatment.

Crawford was taken into police custody on charges of felony intoxication assault with serious injury to emergency crews. He will likely be facing additional charges, as well.

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.


Pedestrian fatally struck by car near Ben White Blvd

AUSTIN, TX – A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Ben White Boulevard this evening, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.


The accident occurred in the 1800 block of the W Ben White Blvd service road at about 6:40 p.m., when an adult pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

The victim, whose identity has not yet been released, died at the scene despite resuscitative efforts.

The driver was not reported as injured.

Authorities advised travelers to avoid the area, as heavy traffic delays were present due to road closures near the scene.

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 person injured in pedestrian accident on Lamar Blvd

AUSTIN, TX – A pedestrian was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in north Austin last night, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident occurred in the 7600 block of N Lamar Boulevard at 7:19 p.m., when an adult pedestrian was struck by an undisclosed vehicle.

The victim, who has yet to be publicly identified, was declared a trauma alert, and taken to Dell Seton Hospital for the treatment of potentially serious wounds.

The driver was not reported as injured.

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.


Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by vehicle on Airport Blvd

AUSTIN, TX – One person sustained life-threatening during a pedestrian accident on Airport Boulevard last night, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The crash happened at the intersection of E 40th Street and Airport Blvd at 9:29 p.m., when one person was struck by a vehicle.

The victim, whose identity has yet to be released, was declared a trauma alert. The victim was taken to Dell Seton for the treatment of severe, life-threatening wounds.

No other injuries were reported in the accident.

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.


Update: Victim ID’d in December’s pedestrian accident on Northgate Blvd

AUSTIN, TX – A previously-unidentified pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle in December died of his injuries a few days later, according to KXAN.

The victim is 65-year-old Narciso Mejia Gutierrez, who was struck by a vehicle on December 18 at about 7 p.m., after he walked onto Northgate Boulevard.

The crash occurred near Colony Creek Drive, when the driver of a black 2007 Honda Civic was unable to avoid colliding with the victim.

Gutierrez was taken to the hospital, and died a few days later, on December 21.

The driver, who was not reported as injured, has not yet been charged with a crime.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident at this time.

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 killed in pedestrian crash on S Congress Avenue

AUSTIN, TX – According to a tweet from the Austin-Travis County EMS, a pedestrian has been killed in a crash on S Congress Avenue near William Cannon Drive.

The crash took place at around 6:21 p.m. last night. Emergency responders pronounced the unidentified pedestrian dead at the scene.

Further details on the accident are not available at this time. This story will be updated if new information emerges.

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 car 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.


Pedestrian killed in crash after walking onto Highway 71

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, Jesse Gomez Jr. was killed in a crash on Highway 71 after reportedly walking onto the roadway.

The accident took place at around 6:18 a.m. When Gomez walked onto the roadway, causing cars to swerve around him. He was struck and killed by a Ford Expedition. Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver who struck the man stayed at the scene of the accident and cooperated with the police. Charges are not expected at this time.

This story will be updated if new information is reported.

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 car 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.