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Crash Alert: DPS investigates fatal E Austin pedestrian crash

AUSTIN, TX – A pedestrian died Monday morning in a crash that happened in East Austin just south of Decker Lane and Emma Long Metropolitan Park. CBS Austin reports that the incident happened around 6:46 a.m. at 5900 Blue Bluff Road near Esquire Acres Lane. Police say the pedestrian may have suffered a cardiac arrest.

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Crash Alert: Motorcyclist struck, killed by semi on S IH-35

AUSTIN, TX – A female motorcyclist died Saturday when she collided with a semi on I-35 southbound in South Austin and was then struck by additional cars, CBS Austin reports. Police say the accident happened around 2:23 a.m. on the southbound side of I-35 near St. Edwards University. They believe that a tractor-trailer struck the

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FAQ: What are Intentional Wrongs?

A tort that occurs when someone intentionally hurts another person. While such actions may result in criminal charges, they can also lead to a CIVIL personal injury lawsuit. The most common Intentional Wrongs in Texas are: Battery Assault Trespass to Land False Imprisonment Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress Trespass to Chattels Conversion Defamation There are

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Crash Alert: Pickup hits motorcycle on Slaughter, killing 1

AUSTIN, TX – One person died when a pickup truck collided with a motorcycle on West Slaughter Lane in the Texas Oaks area of South Austin on Friday. KXAN reports that the crash happened around 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of West Slaughter and Texas Oaks Drive. Police say an eyewitness told them that the

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Crash Alert: 1 injured in SE Austin 2-vehicle bike crash

DEL VALLE, TX – One person was hospitalized after a car and bicycle collided in Del Valle on Wednesday morning, CBS Austin reports. Police say the accident happened on Pearce Lane near Timber Creek around 6:31 a.m. Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the scene. They transported one adult with serious injuries to St. David’s Medical

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Español FAQ: ¿Qué es negligencia grave?

Según la ley de Texas, el acusado en un caso de lesiones personales es culpable de negligencia grave cuando consciente y voluntariamente no utiliza un cuidado razonable de una manera que pueda causar lesiones graves o daños a personas o propiedades. El acusado debe haber tenido conciencia real y subjetiva del riesgo, pero procedió a

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Crash Alert: Austin motorcyclist killed in N Mopac collision

AUSTIN, TX – Police have identified the motorcyclist killed in a two-vehicle collision that happened on the afternoon of May 26th on North Mopac Expressway. Fox 7 Austin reports that the crash occurred just after 1:30 p.m. on the southbound side of the 8500 block of North Mopac. Police say 59-year-old Gregory William Trippe was

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Crash Alert: Rollover collision blocks Mopac Expy. in North Burnet

TRAVIS CO., TX – A rollover collision in northwest Travis County caused major delays for motorists on the Mopac Expressway on Tuesday. According to Total Traffic Austin, the crash happened in the northbound lanes of the freeway near the exit to Duval Road. overturned vehicle blocking left shoulder in #Travis on Mopac NB at Duval

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Crash Alert: Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle on Ben White Blvd.

AUSTIN, TX – A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run in southeast Austin early Sunday. According to KXAN, the unidentified victim was hit while walking on East Ben White Boulevard near Alvin Devane Boulevard at about 7 a.m. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. Details regarding the incident are limited at this time.

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FAQ: What is Gross Negligence?


Under Texas law, the defendant in a personal injury case is guilty of gross negligence when he or she consciously and voluntarily fails to use reasonable care in a manner that is likely to cause grave injury or harm to person or property. The defendant must have had actual, subjective awareness of the risk, yet

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