One Killed, One Injured in Austin Drunk Driving-Pedestrian Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 20-Feb-2012

One person was killed and another injured in a pedestrian accident in Austin on Sunday evening, police said.

The Austin pedestrian accident occurred near the intersection of Guadalupe near 31st Street, officials noted.

Authorities identified Dik Van Meerten, 61, as the fatality involved in the pedestrian accident. Meerten was pronounced dead at the scene of the Austin accident. Sarah Lee Parker, 21, was identified as the other pedestrian. She endured serious injuries as a result of the drunk driving-pedestrian accident.

Parker was transported to the hospital with fractures, including her jaw, shoulder and leg. In addition, her ear had to be reattached via surgery, KVUE reported.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the pair was identified as Linda Woodman, 59. Officials said Woodman appeared to be intoxicated and did not stop after she hit Meerten and Parker. Woodman was taken into custody and charged with intoxicated manslaughter in Austin and intoxicated assault in Austin.

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