Cyclist Struck By Truck And Left Behind At Scene Files Suit In Travis County

The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is hosting a press conference on Tuesday, May 17 th at 1:00 p.m. in Austin to discuss the investigation and lawsuit.

Elizabeth English, victim of hit-and-run truck accident

(Austin, TX) Texas attorney Mo Aziz of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is representing Elizabeth English, a pre-med student at The University of Texas at Austin, who was struck on her bike and dragged by a Dodge Ram pickup truck. Mr. Aziz has filed suit in Travis County against Artemio Avila, driver of the vehicle, and Jesus Aguilar, owner of the vehicle.

On March 29, 2016, Elizabeth English was on her bicycle in the southbound left turn lane on Airport Boulevard in Austin, Texas. As she was waiting to turn eastbound onto East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Mr. Avila, who was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck, entered the left turn lane and struck Ms. English. She became lodged underneath the vehicle and was dragged for approximately .4 miles before finally becoming dislodged. As a result of being struck and dragged by the vehicle, Ms. English has suffered permanent and catastrophic injuries, including amputation of her right leg at the hip.

Mr. Avila fled the scene, leaving Ms. English suffering in the road. The following morning, Mr. Avila was apprehended by law enforcement and was charged with a 3 rd degree felony for failing to stop and render aid. Abraham Watkins is conducting an investigation to determine if Mr. Avila was drinking prior to the crash.

Elizabeth English, amputee victim who was struck while riding her bike

The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz is hosting a press conference in Austin on Tuesday, May 17 th at 1:00 p.m. to answer questions regarding the lawsuit. The press conference is open to all media and will be held at Grotefeld Hoffmann LLP, located at 6034 W Courtyard Drive, Suite 270, Austin, Texas 78730. For questions regarding the press conference, please call Madison Slovacek at 713-587-9668 or email her at [email protected].

To learn more about the lawsuit or to contact Mo Aziz, call 713-587-9668 or email him at [email protected].