On the night of April 21, 2018, three teenagers on their way to see a movie were injured in an accident in Bryan, Texas. Two of the teenagers were pushing their stalled vehicle while the third one was steering it. A pickup was traveling in the same lane and struck the stalled vehicle and the two teenagers that were pushing it. The driver of the pickup was charged with two counts of intoxication assault.
Austin Haskins, the 15-year-old that was pushing the vehicle, sustained life-threatening injuries and was in critical condition. The other two teenagers, Austin’s older brother and his friend, sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Both of Austin’s legs were amputated near the knee. He also had two broken hips, a broken pelvis, and kidney failure. Austin was planning to play varsity football this year but may no longer be able to do so as a result of his injuries. His mom said that she hopes he will be as active as he once was after he receives prosthetic legs.
School district employees, community members, and local businesses have planned a luncheon and silent auction in the coming weeks and will be selling shirts to help raise money for Austin. Additionally, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be holding a blood drive in Austin’s honor.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an auto accident, the experienced lawyers at the law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner can assist with your claim. Call us today at (713) 222-7211 or 713-222-7211 for your free consultation.