Austin, TX (October 31, 2023) – The Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services officials confirmed that an employee with the city of Austin’s Aviation Department lost their life as a result of a fatal accident that took place on Tuesday morning, October 31.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., ATC EMS was dispatched to the scene of an accident at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
Reports indicate that an employee was struck by a fuel storage vehicle at the airport during the morning hours. EMS workers arrived at the scene to treat the victim. The employee was pronounced deceased as a result of their injuries a short time after emergency crews arrived.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding this fatal accident are being investigated.
Our sympathies are with the family of the victim who died in this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Fatal pedestrian crashes in Texas claim hundreds of lives each year. Far too often, these fatal accidents have an overwhelming impact on families. Surviving family members are often forced to deal with overwhelming financial burdens. They must pay funeral costs and burial expenses, deal with the lost earning capacity, and more.
The truth of the matter is that it can be incredibly difficult to move forward after losing a loved one in a fatal collision. This makes it critical to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. After losing a loved one, you must be able to prove negligence existed at the time of the accident in order to file your claim successfully. This involves proving the cause of the crash.
Common Causes of Fatal Pedestrian Crashes
There are several reasons why we see so many innocent people lose their lives as a result of fatal pedestrian crashes here in Texas. Some of the most common contributing factors include:
- Poor visibility
- Reckless driving
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Impaired driving
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate pedestrian infrastructure (lack of or broken sideways)
If you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident, we encourage you to reach out to our Austin pedestrian accident lawyers. Your family should take legal action right away to ensure the person responsible for your loved one’s death is held accountable.
Call Our Law Firm Now
At The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we understand the pain and trauma you are going through, which is why our team is dedicated to providing compassionate support and fighting for justice on your behalf. We will handle all aspects of your case so that you can focus on healing with your family.
If you are seeking closure and accountability for your loved one’s death, our lawyers can be reached at (210) 226-2000 to get started on your case right away. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us guide you through this difficult time with care and understanding. We are committed to helping families like yours find justice and peace during such trying times.
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