Bobby Owen Killed in Hit-and-Run on North Lamar Boulevard in Austin; Sully Perez-Brais Arrested

Bobby Owen Killed in Hit-and-Run on North Lamar Boulevard in Austin; Sully Perez-Brais Arrested

Bobby Owen Killed in North Austin Pedestrian Accident on North Lamar Boulevard; Sully Perez-Brais Arrested

Austin, Texas (May 27, 2022) – The pedestrian who was killed on May 18 in a hit-and-run accident in north Austin has been identified as Bobby Owen, 47, according to the police.

The deadly accident happened around 3:10 a.m., in the 9400 block of North Lamar Boulevard.

Police said Sully Perez-Brais, 60, allegedly ran a red light in her red sedan and got into another crash at the intersection of West Rundberg Lane and North Lamar before hitting Owen who was near a CapMetro bus stop.

The force of the impact caused the sedan to cross the median into the southbound lanes and veer toward the bus stop.

Owen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Perez-Brais was found near the scene and was arrested for a failure to stop and render aid charge.

The police are investigating the crash. Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to call the Highway Investigation Tip Line at (512) 974-8111.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, 18-wheeler, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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