A deadly car crash occurred on April 9, 2011 at 5:00 a.m. on block 5800 of the Ed Bluestein Boulevard. There was only one vehicle involved in this incident. Police narrate that the driver of the black SUV was heading south at top speed. His Lincoln Navigator left the road and then struck a guardrail. It continued to roll a few more times. Upon investigation of the scene, it was seen that the driver didn’t have his seatbelt on. He was thrown out of his vehicle and died at the scene.
Two factors, the authorities said, played a part in this fatal vehicle crash. One, it was the speed that he was driving at. And two, he was not properly secured to the vehicle. When the accident happened, the police didn’t find any identification that will tell who the victim was. Anyone who had any information about the accident was asked to call the detectives at the vehicular homicide unit of the APD. Two days after, it was determined on Monday, April 11, 2011 that the victim of the rollover accident was Derrick Miller, 33.
Due to the accident, part of the Ed Bluestein Boulevard was shut down. Traffic dragged on at a snail’s pace for three hours. After the investigation and clearing of the wreckage, the road was reopened at 8:00 in the morning. This was the 15th traffic death for the year 2011. At the same date the previous year, there was also the same number of deaths. Authorities used this accident as an example as they urged motorists to exercise the utmost care when driving. Always be sure that everyone in the car is buckled up. Children should be properly restrained in the back seat of the vehicle. Follow the rules and regulations of the road.
If you were injured in a car accident, please contact an experienced Austin car accident lawyer who will protect the rights of you and your loved ones. You may be entitled to financial compensation for economic damages as well as pain and suffering.