Fabiola Cervantes Killed in Pedestrian Accident on US 290 at Berkman in Austin, TX
UPDATE (June 3, 2022): Sources confirmed that the victim injured in the accident, identified as Fabiola Cervantes, succumbed to fatal injuries following the accident. Additional details are unclear at this time.
Austin, TX -- May 21, 2022, one person was injured as the result of an accident where a vehicle struck them along US Highway 290.
Investigators reports that the crash took place at around 3:30 a.m. along US Highway 290 near Berkman Drive.
Officials said that a pedestrian was walking on the service road when a vehicle somehow hit them. As a result, the pedestrian sustained injuries said to be critical.
Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Fabiola Cervantes Pedestrian Accident in Austin
With pedestrian accidents, people can jump to conclusions rather quickly. They tend to think that someone was either in a crosswalk or they're automatically to blame. As important as right-of-way is, things aren't that simple. It's also important to consider how avoidable a collision was. For example, even if a pedestrian is in the middle of the highway, if they're clearly visible and far away enough to avoid, a driver failing to avoid them could be a sign that driver was doing something negligent. Maybe nothing like that happened here, but those are the kinds of things authorities need to look into after a serious incident like this. It remains to be seen if they're actually taking those steps.