Man Hit, Killed by Vehicle on North Lamar Boulevard in Austin

Man Hit, Killed by Vehicle on North Lamar Boulevard in Austin

Man Killed in Austin Pedestrian Accident on North Lamar Boulevard and Morrow Street

Austin, Texas (August 12, 2022) – A male pedestrian died after he was struck by a vehicle late Thursday night in north Austin, according to the Austin Police Department.

The deadly pedestrian crash occurred at about 11:40 p.m. Thursday, August 11, in the northbound lanes of Lamar Boulevard, just south of the intersection with Morrow Street.

Austin police said the man was in the middle of the road when he was hit by a vehicle.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, despite life-saving measures administered by paramedics. His name has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin.

The involved driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with the investigators. Authorities later determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident. She was ultimately arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Further details regarding the crash were not immediately provided.

The crash remains under investigation.

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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