Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run on FM 973 in Austin 

Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run on FM 973 in Austin 

One Killed in Austin Pedestrian Accident on FM 973 near Tesla Road

Austin, Texas (December 15, 2022) – According to the Texas DPS, a person was killed on Tuesday in a hit-and-run accident in Southeast Austin.

The deadly accident happened between 9:45 p.m., and 11:00 p.m., December 6, on FM 973 near Tesla Road.

DPS said the pedestrian was struck by a 2016 to 2018 model Dodge Ram pickup. The truck fled the scene after the accident.

The victim was found dead by a citizen in a ditch.

The authorities are looking for the truck, which would have damage in the front right headlight area.

The authorities are investigating the crash. Anyone who knows anything about the incident or notices a vehicle matching the damage, including employees at parts stores or collision repair shops, is asked to contact Austin DPS Communications Department at 512-424-7391.

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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