AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police identified the man who died April 29 after being hit by a vehicle while riding a scooter on East Seventh Street.
APD said Adam Gaconnet, 32, was on East Seventh Street between Allen and Gunter streets when he was hit around 2:30 a.m. He died at the scene.
APD said Francisco Jauregui, 21, faces a charge of driving while intoxicated. He is scheduled for a court hearing on May 20. He stayed at the crash scene, APD said.
Scooter safety has been an issue in Austin for several years. A 2019 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at potential scooter-related injuries over a three-month period in 2018.
The CDC said almost half of the people identified had a severe injury. The types of injuries included in that category were:
- Bone fractures
- Nerve, tendon, ligament injuries
- Spending more than 48 hours in the hospital
- Severe bleed
- Sustained organ damage
- Traumatic brain injury
Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at (512) 974-8111.