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September 4th, 2008
Deputy injured in collision dies in intensive care

STAFF REPORT

A Hays County sheriffs deputy who was critically injured in a traffic accident last month died today at an Austin hospital.

Struck by a vehicle while riding a bicycle en route to work on Aug. 25, Fernando Amaya suffered massive head injuries and was being treated in intensive care at Brakenridge Hospital. He died shortly after noon Thursday, Sheriff Allen Bridges said in a statement released this evening.

An account to benefit the family has been established in the name of Beatriz Amaya for Fernando Amaya at American National Bank. Donations can be made in person or by mailing donations to the bank, 2202 Hunter Road, San Marcos, Tx. 78666.

Amaya leaves a wife and two children, ages 11 and 13. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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4 thoughts on “Deputy injured in collision dies in intensive care

  1. With all the highway upgrades happening in central Texas, it’s a shame that provision is not being made for people to move around in anything but cars. Case in point is the re-do of Kohler’s crossing road in Kyle – which is being completely rebuilt as divided highway, but (apparantly) without provision for walkers or cyclists. If a protected lane or a paved walking/bike path had been available to Mr. Amaya I expect he would have used it and would have reached his workplace safe and sound. At the intersection of Kohler’s & 2770 are several schools. There are no sidewalks for the students to use so they walk on the shoulders of the roads. Later in the school year they will be walking to school in the dark, and when it is dark & wet drivers cannot see these walkers and bike riders until they are right on them.

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