Pedestrian Accident in North Austin Kills One

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 12-Jan-2012

A pedestrian accident in North Austin left one man dead, Tuesday when he was struck by a Buick as the driver pulled out of the parking lot of a shopping center. The accident occurred on Wells Branch Parkway, officials said.

Fifty-seven-year-old Christoval Martinez Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene of the Austin pedestrian accident.

The woman who struck Martinez with her vehicle stayed at the scene of the fatal accident and called emergency officials. She is not expected to face charged regarding the fatality.

The streets of Austin are often crowded with walkers, joggers, bikers and other pedestrians, making the importance of care and attention taken by driver, paramount to keeping both auto occupants and pedestrians safe.

Despite the importance of paying close attention, especially when traveling through areas filled with pedestrians or near school zones, drivers do not always bear the responsibility of looking out for pedestrians in an attentive manner. Crosswalks, stop lights, signage and crossing lights are vital to safeguarding pedestrians and protecting auto occupants from last minute reactions that could cause serious injuries or death.

While the dangers associated with pedestrian accidents in Texas often coincide with the speed which a car is traveling, various types of injuries can result. Brain injuries, broken bones and serious back injuries are just some of the damages that may plague the victim of a pedestrian accident, consequently, resulting in long term damage or injuries that require extensive treatment over a long period of time. Additionally, the size of a vehicle in contrast with a pedestrian is sometimes great enough to cause death among the victim or victims of a pedestrian accident.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident caused by the negligence or inattention of a driver, call our pedestrian accident lawyers in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact our pedestrian fatality attorneysonline or visit one of the 11 office locations for our wrongful death law firm in Texas for a free consultation today.

Our experienced attorneys, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the looming questions surrounding your accident of the death of a loved one while seeking fair compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.


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