• By: Graham Sutliff
  • Published: May 2020
Bruce Henry Chavez Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Wreck in Austin

Austin, TX (5/8/2020) – A man was killed in an auto-pedestrian wreck in northeast Austin Monday.

The accident happened Monday around 12:05 a.m. at East Parmer Lane, near the intersection with Hwy 290. According to investigators, a Freightliner box truck was traveling eastbound in the inside lane when it struck Bruce Henry Chavez, 38.

Chavez was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Due to the nature of the incident, the surviving family of the pedestrian is entitled to a wrongful death claim against the Freightliner box truck driver. According to Texas law, a pedestrian has the right of way when crossing an intersection at a crosswalk. It remains to be seen, however, if the pedestrian was crossing at a red or green light, since that will determine if the drivers are wholly liable and at-fault.

If you or a loved one was involved in a pedestrian accident in Houston or the surrounding areas, the experienced personal injury lawyers at Sutliff & Stout can help. For a complimentary consultation about your case, contact us today. We are dedicated to providing our clients with zealous representation that yields results.

Source: CBS Austin

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About the Author

Graham Sutliff is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Among other awards and certifications, he is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyer for the past decade. In 2019 alone, Graham recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients who were injured by others. To learn more about Graham, click here.

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