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One person killed in pedestrian crash on Burnet Rd in N Austin

AUSTIN, TX – One person was hit and killed by a vehicle in north Austin early this morning, according to a tweet published by the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened in the 9200 block of Burnet Rd, located near Hwy 183 in the North Burnet area, just before 2 a.m. when an adult victim was hit by a vehicle.

Despite resuscitative efforts made by emergency crews, the victim died at the scene.

Authorities did not publicly identify the victim or state the circumstances surrounding the crash.

No other injuries were reported in the crash.

Police warned travelers in the area to avoid the area, as road closures and heavy traffic delays were likely during the investigation of the crash.

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 in critical condition after N Austin pedestrian accident

AUSTIN, TX – One person was seriously injured in north Austin yesterday evening after a car collided with a pedestrian, according to a tweet published by the Austin-Travis County EMS.

 

The accident happened near the intersection of W Parmer Ln and Lamplight Village Ave, near Westview Middle School at about 5 p.m.

One person, whose identity was not publicly released, was seriously injured in the accident and was taken to the hospital in Round Rock with critical, life-threatening wounds.

Authorities warned travelers in the area of road closures and heavy traffic delays.

No further information is available 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.


Man allegedly runs over ex-wife in hit-and-run in SW San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A woman died early Saturday morning in southwest San Antonio after her ex-husband allegedly ran her over with his vehicle, according to KENS 5.

The accident happened at about 2:30 a.m. when the victim, who was not publicly identified, was struck by a black pickup truck while she had been walking along the street. The driver of the truck allegedly then fled the scene.

The victim’s husband, 30-year-old David Estrada was at the scene when officers arrived to find the victim unresponsive. They later came to suspect that he was the driver who had struck and killed her.

He is facing charges of murder in connection with the victim’s death.

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.


Man hit, killed by car while walking out of store in N San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A pedestrian died Friday night after being struck by a car outside of a store in north San Antonio, according to KSAT.

The collision occurred in the 3100 block of Blanco Road, near Lee Hall Street, as Eduardo Escamilla, 61, was walking out of a store.

A compact car collided with him, leading to his death at the scene of the accident.

The driver stopped to wait for emergency assistance after hitting Escamilla.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident at this time.

Check back later with more details on this developing story, as our team will update blog posts as more information is made available.

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 Texas 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: 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.


Driver hits pedestrian after brake failure in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A pedestrain was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle along the  Poteet Jourdanton Freeway Thursday night.

According to KENS, the driver of the car attempted to stop at the intersection of Poteet Jourdanton Freeway and Villaret Boulevard shortly after 10:30 p.m.

The driver’s brakes malfunctioned causing him to coast through the red light and into a pedestrian crossing the road. The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive.

Charges are not expected to be filed against the driver in this case.

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 a car accident, call the Texas 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.


Man arrested after driving through protesters near APD headquarters

AUSTIN, TX – A man was arrested after he drove through a crowd of protesters near the Austin Police Department headquarters, according to a report by KVUE.

The incident occurred last night on Eighth Street when an unidentified man attempted to drive through a crowd of protesters blocking the roadway. When the protesters did not allow him through, the driver began brandishing a gun at the demonstrators.

The driver then pulled over and surrendered to police officers, who took him and his vehicle into police custody.

There were no injuries reported in the incident, though it led to an increase in tensions between protesters and police. Multiple people were pepper-sprayed and arrested for crimes such as criminal trespass.

The protests follow a month of racial justice demonstrations across the country and around the world in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody.

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.