• April 04, 2022

Stacey Gerstenlauer Killed in Car Accident on North Lamar in Austin, TX

UPDATE (April 21, 2022): Sources have identified the victim killed in the accident as Stacey Ceceile Gerstenlauer. Additional details about the accident are unavailable at this time.

Austin, TX -- April 1, 2022, one person sustained fatal injuries due to an accident where a vehicle hit the person along North Lamar Boulevard.

Investigators reported that the incident happened at around 11:00 p.m. along North Lamar in East Austin. Right now, the exact cause of the accident remains unclear. Authorities said only that a vehicle struck a pedestrian in the roadway, ultimately causing fatal injuries. Investigations are ongoing.

Commentary on Stacey Gerstenlauer Pedestrian Accident on North Lamar in Austin

Stacey Gerstenlauer Car Accident Austin, TX

This late at night, it may be easy for folks to jump to conclusions about a fatal pedestrian accident. Most of the time, people tend to assume that the pedestrian was either in a crosswalk and in the right, or they weren't in the crosswalk and therefore at fault. The law is more nuanced than this. For example, someone can be in the middle of the road without the right-of-way, but if they're reasonably visible and avoidable, a driver failing to avoid them would raise serious red flags. Have authorities here been thorough enough to ensure the victim's loved ones know they're getting the full story of what led to the accident?

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