AUSTIN, TX – A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in Southeast Austin just hours before the clock struck midnight signaling the start of a new year. EMS responded to FM 812 near the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport after receiving the call.
According to reports, a male victim was hit by a vehicle. The pedestrian was stabilized on scene and transported to the University Medical Center Brackenridge with injuries that may have been life threatening. Unfortunately, this is not the first such accident to occur on this stretch of roadway.
Last month, two people were located in a ditch on FM 812. Because no one witnessed the accident, it is assumed that the deceased individuals had been struck by a car. After an investigation, the pedestrians were identified as Luis Bonilla-Gutierrez, 35, and Maria Ramirez, 39. Their bodies were discovered by a passerby on November 8, 2015.
In October of 2015, a pickup truck and motorcycle collided. The two people on the motorcycle were killed, and the driver of the pickup was charged with intoxication manslaughter. In 2013, a reported reckless driver crashed his pickup truck into a garbage truck. The driver of the pickup was killed in the accident.
Exactly why FM 812 has been the scene of so many tragic accidents is not clear.
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