Austin’s 10th Traffic Fatality of 2023

Type of accident

Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian

Summary of the Accident

The Austin Police Department (APD) reported that APD officers responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Rutland Drive and North Lamar Boulevard on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at approximately 1:10 a.m. The APD Public Information Office made an official statement three days  after the fatal incident: “Preliminary information indicates that a passenger got out of a vehicle and was hit by that same vehicle. The driver left the area without stopping to render aid. The unidentified passenger died at the scene. This incident is being investigated as Austin’s 10th fatal crash of 2023, resulting in 10 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2022, there were a total of nine fatal crashes that resulted in 10 deaths.”

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