Woman killed in midday car crash in Austin
A driver who lost control of a vehicle on RM 2222 apparently caused the death of a local radio reporter in a car accident earlier this week. The driver of a Saab was traveling west on the road and tried to make a lane change; however, something went wrong and the car swerved into the opposite lanes.
The Saab hit a news vehicle that was heading east; that vehicle then struck an SUV that was traveling in the same direction. A woman in the news vehicle, who had worked for the station for about 15 years, was gravely injured. Two other people involved in the accident were taken to hospitals as well. The woman passed away the day after the accident from her injuries.
The accident seemingly came out of nowhere. The crash occurred in the late morning hours and limited visibility was not a factor; inclement weather does not appear to have played a role in the crash either. Sometimes there is almost nothing that can be done to avoid being hit by an impaired, distracted or negligent driver, especially when a dangerous situation seemingly comes out of nowhere. Unfortunately, that seems to have been what happened in this case.
While a police officer said that there were no charges pending as a result of the incident, the woman's survivors -- who include two children -- may wish to consult with a wrongful death attorney to pursue damages for the loss of their loved one.
Source: Austin American-Statesman, "KLJB-AM reporter dies following car crash," Gary Dinges, Feb. 13, 2013