May 8, 2012
One person is dead and another was seriously injured after being involved in a hit-and-run accident near a popular Austin, Texas, hiking and biking trail yesterday afternoon. According to KVUE News, the accident occurred around 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of West Cesar Chavez Avenue and South Lamar Boulevard.
Austin Metro Police say that the 21-year-old driver lost control of his car, jumped the curb, and ran into the 81-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman who were walking on the trail. The elderly man died a short time after arriving at the hospital. The woman involved remains in stable condition at a local hospital.
Doctors say that the woman suffered several serious injuries in the crash. She will need to have a rod and plate implanted in her leg and will also require a screw in her shoulder to help heal shattered bones.
The driver responsible for the crash remains in custody and faces two felony charges of manslaughter and failure to render aid. Since the man was on probation at the time of the accident, he may face other charges as well.
A Texas Car Accident can change your life in a split second. That’s why the Austin Auto Accident Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers would like to send their thoughts to the family of the gentleman who died. The firm would also like to wish the injured woman a speedy recovery.