January 24, 2012
Police are asking for help in solving a recent hit-and-run accident that happened Monday evening in Austin, Texas. According to reports from KVUE News, the Austin police department received calls of a cyclist lying in the road on Research Boulevard, near the Oak Knoll exit, at around 10:30 PM.
It was there that they found the 26-year-old cyclist who had been hit from behind by a car. The cyclist did not have a light on the rear of the bike, nor was he wearing a helmet, which may have contributed to the accident, and ultimately, his death. Police say that a lack of witnesses to the accident is the biggest obstacle to overcome.
This problem is not all that uncommon when it comes to hit-and run accidents in Austin. Corporal Anthony Hipolito, a spokesman for the Austin police department, says that out of the 8,500 reported hit-and-run crashes from last year, a meager 287 arrests have been made and a mere 34 cases have warrants out for arrests. He says most of these cases stall and go unsolved because of a lack of witnesses.
Police say the vehicle involved may be a Ford with front-end damage near the right headlight. They ask that you call (512) 974-5784 if you have any information regarding the crash.
The Austin auto accident attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers often handle cases for victims of hit-and-run crashes and may be able to help you if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence.