Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on East Riverside Drive in Austin

Pedestrian Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash on East Riverside Drive in Austin

Man Hospitalized after Austin Pedestrian Accident on East Riverside Drive near Raising Canes

Austin, Texas (June 23, 2023) – A male pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver last week on Wednesday night in Austin, according to the Austin Police Department.

At around 11:14 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, authorities responded to a pedestrian accident that took place in the 2100 block of East Riverside Drive near Raising Canes.

Upon arrival, they found the pedestrian, only identified as a man, lying on the road next to the median. He was transported to a hospital with severe injuries.

Authorities later determined that a black sedan hit the man. Upon the impact, the victim was thrown into the median and the driver fled the scene, heading eastbound on East Riverside Drive.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the crash is asked to call the police at 512-472-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 may be available for any information that leads to an arrest.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, pedestrian, 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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