Woman Dies After Being Ejected from Pickup Truck – Austin Police Department

A woman was killed after being ejected from a pickup truck in a fatal vehicle crash in North Austin, according to the Austin Police Department.

Police Report

The authorities were called to the intersection of Parmer Lane and the southbound North I-35 service road before 5 a.m., according to a report from CBS Austin.

They discovered a lady who had been thrown from a pickup truck when they got there.

The police said she died at the scene.

Authorities Ask for Help

Meanwhile, the authorities sought for public’s help if they knew information regarding the incident.

They encouraged the public to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 or the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111 (TIPS).

This collision is being looked at as the 97th deadly collision in Austin in 2022, according to a report from KVUE. 

The Austin Police District reported that 101 people have died due to the collisions. 

There were reportedly 103 deadly collisions on the same day in 2021, which led to 111 fatalities.

Texas Roads

The Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University has conducted research showing an increase in delays on Texas roadways, albeit they are still below pre-COVID levels, according to a report from CBS Austin.

In its 13th year, the investigation aims to identify Texas’s most crowded regions so that the Texas Department of Transportation and other organizations may take the necessary steps to enhance traffic flow.

David Schrank, a senior research scientist at Texas A&M and the study’s principal investigator, claims that I-35 in Austin came in third. The roadway has typically ranked first or second on the list. Schrank thinks the epidemic was a factor.

The study studied more than 1,800 route segments from Texas urban regions encompassing over 10,000 kilometers, based on congestion traffic from 2021. According to the report, traffic was down one or two percent. Comparing 2018 to 2019, there were 28 percent fewer delays.

According to researchers, traffic delays cost a lot of money. The state’s 100 busiest road segments incurred more than $3.8 billion in 2021 due to lost time and wasted fuel, roughly 10% less than pre-pandemic levels. Costs associated with truck congestion were $620 million in the same year, virtually unchanged from 2019.