North Austin Boy, Uriel Garcia, Hit in Tragic Crash
Last Friday tragedy occurred when a young boy was struck and killed after bolting from his mother’s car. The crash occurred after being picked up from school at around 2:17 PM.
After being picked up from Wooten Elementary, his mother parked on the west side of Gualt drive, near Anderson Lane. The boy, Uriel Garcia, ran across the street to their home at West Anderson Court Apartments when he was struck by a white van.
The driver of the white van stayed at the scene. Police report that the van was traveling under the speed limit. According to statements, there were no other witnesses.
Community Remembers Uriel Garcia
A large roadside memorial now sits where Uriel Garcia crossed the street May 13. Community members have remembered the young boy with stuffed animals, pictures, candles, balloons and notes. At Wooten Elementary, where Uriel Garcia attended school, counselors have visited to help students cope through a difficult loss.
Crosswalks Prevent Injury
This crash is a tragedy. Preventing crashes like this is a priority in Austin. Police advise parents and all pedestrians to cross streets at crosswalks to prevent injury.
This marks the 10th pedestrian fatality in Austin so far in 2016. At this time in 2015, there were 11 traffic fatality crashes involving a pedestrian.
Justice for Traffic Fatality Victims and Families
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, it’s important to talk with a personal injury lawyer experienced with pedestrian accidents. Jason and Justin McMinn work tirelessly for justice, and are committed to protecting client rights. McMinn Law Firm’s accident attorneys are available by phone, live chat, or web form 24/7.