Hit-and-run incidents have become an unfortunate and regular occurrence in the streets of Austin. Last month, a drunk driver claimed the lives of four people and left many more with injuries during the South by Southwest Festival. Now, another hit-and-run case has left three pedestrians injured with many wondering how the problem can be solved.
Alcohol at the Wheel
The latest of these hit-and-run incidents occurred when a 53-year-old man drove onto the sidewalk and struck three people as he made a turn at the intersection of Cesar Chavez and San Jacinto. While the man failed to stop at the scene of the accident, he was finally pulled over at the 600 block of Cesar Chavez. Upon being arrested, he was found to be intoxicated and now faces three counts of failure to stop and render aid along with a driving while intoxicated charge.
A Recurring Problem
With the agonizing scenes of previous hit-and-run tragedies still fresh in Austin’s mind, this new case has sparked comments from people who are wondering what can be done to solve this very serious problem.
A member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says the issue isn’t getting any better. According to her, there are plenty of existing public service announcements around to educate and warn people about the dangers of drunk driving, yet they choose to ignore them or simply don’t listen.
Don’t Be a Victim
A car accident can be a very painful and stressful situation to deal with, but these new series of events can leave you frightened to even walk around streets. It’s unfair to live in constant fear when going for a stroll, but know that a team of caring lawyers is behind you in the event of an accident.
Our team of personal injury attorneys will work diligently to give you the justice and compensation you deserve. Medical bills, car repairs and wage losses are all things that you shouldn’t have to deal with and we will make sure everything is done to prevent it from happening.
Legal Support is Here
A hit-and-run accident can be a destructive and painful situation. Serious injury and even death can result from such an event, but know that Texas laws and legal support is here to help you through it all. If you have been a victim of a hit-and-run or a car accident in McAllen, construct your legal plan with us today to begin your recovery.