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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.


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.