• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: September 2020

North Austin, TX (9/15/2020) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in North Austin earlier this month.

Red light runner

The accident happened Sept. 15 around 9 a.m. at the intersection of Ferguson Lane and Cameron Road. A Ford F-55- was headed west when it attempted to turn northbound while at a red light. While the truck was turning, a pedestrian attempted to cross Ferguson Lane in the crosswalk. The truck failed to yield the right of way and struck the pedestrian. 

The pedestrian who was struck was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased. She was identified as 39-year-old Martina Venacio-Cabrera. 

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 Accidents

Unfortunately, pedestrians are at a disadvantage when it comes to personal safety on the streets of Houston. Motorists frequently fail to see pedestrians on or alongside busy roads, and it only takes a second for a serious accident to occur.

Pedestrian accidents are most likely to occur when:

  • Carless drivers ignore the presence of pedestrians in pedestrian-friendly areas such as parking lots or school zones;
  • Pedestrians cross the street without the aid of a signal or crosswalk;
  • Motorists fail to turn on their headlights at night; and
  • Drivers fail to yield the right-of-way at intersections.

If you or a loved one were 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: Patch

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About the Author

Hank Stout co-founded Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, to protect and pursue the rights of people who were harmed by the carelessness of others. Mr. Stout is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been actively trying cases for over fifteen years. In recognition of his accomplishments and results, he has been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas) and has been selected as Lead Counsel. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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