• May 19, 2022

Pedestrian Injured by Vehicle near East 7th and Neches in Austin, TX

Austin, TX -- May 15, 2022, a pedestrian was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle near East Seventh and Neches streets in Austin.

Authorities say the incident happened around 3:00 a.m. in the area of East Seventh and Neches. There aren't many details about what exactly happened, but the pedestrian suffered serious non-life-threatening injuries after being hit by a vehicle in the area. They were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Auto-Pedestrian Accident on E Seventh St in Austin

People may have their own theories about how this accident happened despite there being few available details so far. The fact that it happened in the wee hours of the morning just a stone's throw from what may be Texas' most famous drinking district (Sixth Street) will probably lead people to jump to certain conclusions about alcohol's involvement.

Impairment is a potential explanation for what happened here, though with the few details currently available it should only be recognized as one of many. Still, it bears further investigation because a local business may have violated dram shop law and if so would be liable for the victim's injuries. Over-service by local watering holes is something of an issue around Sixth Street, and that bad behavior has to be nipped in the bud whenever it shows up.

With that said, though, it's important that investigators consider other issues as well. This accident could have been caused by simple speeding or inattention, bad visibility in the general area, or many other variables. Until someone looks into those and finds the needed evidence to tell the true story, it's better nobody makes up their minds. Further questions about accountability can be addressed once the facts are in.

Pedestrian Injured by Vehicle near East 7th and Neches in Austin, TX


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