Adult, Children Injured in Hit-and-run Accident on FM 812 in Austin, TX
Austin, TX -- February 19, 2023, an adult and two children were injured after an accident on FM 812 from which a driver allegedly fled.
Travis County officials said that the incident happened at around 5:00 p.m. in the area of FM 812 and US Highway 183. According to initial details, an adult and two children were in a van when a truck rear-ended them. The driver of that truck allegedly fled the scene, but he was later found at a gas station. The victims' injuries appeared to be serious, but their current conditions aren't clear right now.
While the exact cause of the crash is still unclear, CBS Austin included a detail which said a friend of the suspect said, "He most likely left because of previous DWIs." I can't verify that statement nor the source of it, but it is certainly common to see such concerns surrounding hit-and-run accidents. People don't generally run just out of panic. They usually have something to hide. A history of DWIs could suggest there were more going on in this crash that the driver didn't want police to know about. It's going to take further evidence to confirm what that may be.