Pedestrian dies 10 days after being hit by a car in north Austin

Emergency fire and police lights - generic / file
Emergency fire and police lights - generic / file (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man who was struck by a car while crossing East Braker Lane at Interstate 35 on July 17 died from his injuries 10 days later.

Austin police say Michael James Trujillo, 34, was crossing the street with another person when he was struck by a driver in a Ford Escape. Police say the pedestrians were crossing mid-block and they were not in a crosswalk.

Trujillo was taken to the hospital where he died on July 27.

According to a new Austin pedestrian safety plan, crash data shows minorities, non-English speaking and lower-income communities were found to have higher rates of serious pedestrian crashes. For every pedestrian killed in Austin, there are another 10 serious injuries, the city reports. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s