Pedicab involved in hit-and-run crash on South Congress Ave. in Austin


UPDATE @ 12:16 a.m. (Mar. 16):

A pedicab driver was uninjured and the passenger of the pedicab was transported to a local hospital following a hit-and-run crash on South Congress Avenue, according to the CEO of Easy Rider Pedicab.

David Tashnick, CEO of Easy Rider Pedicab, said the driver of the pedicab was struck by a vehicle from behind and that the vehicle fled the scene.  Austin police confirmed the crash was being investigated as a hit-and-run crash.

Tashnick said his driver was complaining of some pain, but refused transport to the hospital.  The passenger of the pedicab was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but Tashnick said he believes the passenger will be OK.

Austin police are still searching for the suspect vehicle, however declined to release any information on what type of vehicle struck the pedicab.

INITIAL REPORT:

A pedicab has been involved in a crash with another vehicle on South Congress Avenue and injuries have been reported, police said.

The crash was reported on South Congress in the area of Barton Springs Road around 10:25 p.m.

At least one person has been transported to a local hospital with injuries, however the severity of that person’s injuries were not immediately known, officers said.

We’re working to learn more about this developing story.


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