Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on San Gabriel Street in Austin

Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on San Gabriel Street in Austin

Man Killed in Central Austin Two-Vehicle Crash on San Gabriel Street

Austin, Texas (February 23, 2021) – A man was killed early this month in a two-vehicle crash in central Austin, according to police.

The fatal crash happened just before 3:00 a.m., February 7, in the 2900 block of San Gabriel Street, near North Lamar Boulevard.

According to a preliminary investigation, the man was driving a red 2020 Chevrolet Corvette southbound in the 3000 block of North Lamar at high speed when he sideswiped a silver 2018 Ford Explorer that was being used as a rideshare vehicle. The Corvette then hit two poles and an unoccupied parked Toyota Tundra.

The Corvette driver was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center, where he later died.

No other injuries were reported in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call APD’s Vehicular Homicide Unit Detectives at (512) 974-4278.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

While there are many causes of car accidents, the most common reasons of driver negligence include driver inattention; cell phone use; 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 while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” Attorney Joel A. Gordon said. Mr. Gordon believes that an independent investigation is important. An Attorney will help obtain the crash report, secure accident photos, interview witnesses, and create a claim.

To speak with an attorney, Click to call: 281-943-5555.

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The information for this article was obtained from public media and is for informational purposes. We understand this is a difficult time for the family of those affected by a tragic accident, and we offer our sincere condolences. While the idea of hiring a law firm may not feel appropriate at this time, as a public service we like to advise family of the following:
1. In some cases it may be very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including but not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before its disappears.
2. In Texas it is illegal for anyone to contact the family by telephone or in-person to convince the family to hire a law firm or attorney unless the family contacted the law firm or attornay first.
3. Under Texas law, wrongful death actions can be brought by a spouse (husband or wife), child (son or daughter), or parent (mother or father). A claim can also be brought on behalf of the deceased estate. the statute of limitations in Texas for wrongful death is two years from the date of the incident.