Teen Killed in Crosswalk Accident in Austin
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 28-Dec-2011
A Pedestrian accident near a middle school resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy and the injury of a 15-year-old girl when they were struck by a pickup truck.
Joshua Milton was identified as the teen killed in the tragic crosswalk accident. He was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, a Chevy pickup, hit the teens as they were crossing the street at a crosswalk. Although the driver of the truck stopped the vehicle to help, officials are unsure if speed was associated with the tragic accident.
The girl was most recently listed in critical condition.
Statistics say that teens and children under the age of 16 are more likely to be struck be a car. Additionally, pedestrian accidents and crosswalk accidents are more likely to occur during evening hours.
Drivers should be especially cautious in areas near schools and in neighborhoods filled with children and teens. Drivers traveling near cross walks and school zones, operating at high speeds or not giving the roadways and pedestrians their full attention must be held accountable for negligent driving and resulting injuries and loss.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a pedestrian accident in Texas or a crosswalk accident, call our pedestrian accident lawyers in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, crossing the street at a crosswalk or visit one of the 11 office locations for our personal injury law firm in Austin and across Texas for a free consultation today.
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