Cody Davis Seriously Injured In Austin Hit-And-Run Collision While Riding Bicycle on Waller Street near East 4th Street —> GoFundMe Created To Help Victim
AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 16, 2023) – A bicyclist identified as Cody Davis was seriously injured in an East Austin hit-and-run car accident by Waller Street near East 4th Street.
Austin police officials are saying that the accident took place around 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Cody Davis was riding a bicycle when he was hit by a vehicle.
The driver did not stop and took off after the crash. The victim was able to walk for some time after the crash, but people said that he began to struggle.
Paramedics took Cody Davis to the hospital where he later had to undergo surgery for a skull fracture. You can help support him through GoFundMe.
Liability For Austin Hit-And-Run Car Accidents
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured every year in hit-and-run collisions. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, “There were an estimated 737,100 hit-and-run crashes in 2015 (NHTSA, 2016). This translates to a hit-and-run crash happening somewhere in the U.S. every 43 seconds. The 2,049 fatalities that resulted from hit-and-run crashes in 2016 were the highest number ever recorded (NHTSA, 2017).” Many different factors could lead to a hit-and-run collision.
- Poor road conditions
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver fatigue
It is illegal to flee the scene of any collision that causes bodily injury or death. Any driver that leaves an injury accident may face criminal and civil liability for their actions. The victim of such an accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Investigating A Texas Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our best wishes to Cody Davis as he continues to recover. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. The driver responsible for this should do the right thing and turn themselves in.
Do you need more information about a Texas hit-and-run collision? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of bicycle safety advocates are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have questions or need any type of support after a crash, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.