A 40-year-old male was hit and killed in a hit-and-run accident in Northwest Austin and police have yet to identify the driver. Fox 29 reported on Monday, July 23rdthat the man, whose name has not yet been released, may have been walking on the side of Parmer Lane near the 5700 block or in the grass just before he was struck. The driver who hit the man allegedly fled the accident scene, leaving the man there, dead. Austin police stated that the man was discovered by a bicyclist on the shoulder of the roadway and that is when they called 911.
 
After police and medics arrived at the scene, they determined he had been hit by a vehicle but there was no driver around to accept the blame. If you have lost someone in a hit and run accident in Austin and would like to speak with a TX car accident attorney regarding the matter, contact the Robson Law Firm today by calling 512-345-8200. Hit and run cases can become rather complex when the at-fault party isn’t identifiable, however, it is always a good idea to speak with a lawyer regarding the matter.
 
Unfortunately, Austin isn’t the only city in Texas where horrific accidents seem to be occurring. On Tuesday, July 24th, a multi-vehicle accident occurred that nearly killed a family. According to ABC 13, a big rig was traveling eastbound on I-10 overnight when the driver had to swerve out of the way to avoid hitting debris that had been sitting in the road. But, after the rig swerved, it ended up crashing into another 18-wheeler that had been pulled off on the shoulder of the road. One of the tires of the first 18-wheeler blew and that truck slid onto the embankment and into a tree.
Shortly after, a family heading home from a car show in Austin came upon the accident. The driver, Brian Kaminsky was pulling a trailer and also had to swerve out of the way to avoid hitting the blown tire from the first truck. That caused the family’s vehicle to slam into the trailer of one of the 18-wheelers. Kaminsky told the news outlet that he had been going about 60 mph at the time and that there was no way to avoid the accident. He said they just “held on for dear life.”
Fortunately for the family, their trailer hit the trailer of one of the trucks and that is when kept them from sustaining injuries. Although their trailer did burn, they survived what could have been a fatal accident. As for the truck drivers, the operator of the 18-wheeler that crashed into a tree suffered minor injuries and the other driver was said to be “okay.” The multi-vehicle accident had all but one lane open on I-10 while crews worked to clean up the accident scene.
Accidents involving roadway debris are often preventable as the person responsible for dropping the debris could have stopped to pick it up or they could have notified authorities that there was hazardous debris in the roadway. Instead, many choose to leave their fallen items on the road, not taking into consideration who might hit it.
 
Involved in an accident that caused you or a loved one to suffer? If so, contact the car accident attorneys at the Robson Law Firm in Austin to learn what your accident may entitle you to collect.
If you were recently involved in a car accident in Austin, TX that was caused by roadway debris or even another driver, contact an Austin car accident attorney at the Robson Law Firm. Not only can this firm answer any legal questions you might have, but they can also help you recover the compensation you need for the damages and/or injuries sustained.
To get a free case evaluation, call 512-345-8200 today.
 
You can also visit the Robson Law Firm today at:
1114 Lost Creek Boulevard, Suite 440
Austin, TX 78746
512-345-8200

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