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2 Bastrop Co first responders hospitalized after suspected DUI incident

BASTROP, TX – Two first responders investigating an accident in Bastrop County were hurt by a supposedly intoxicated driver on Thursday, according to KXAN.

The accident occurred in the 600 block of W State Highway 71 as Bastrop Fire Assistant Chief Eric DeArmitt and Bastrop Police Sgt. Charles Sanford were responding to a collision.

The driver of a 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, 53-year-old Kenneth Crawford, went near the crash scene, reversed his vehicle, then struck a first responder’s vehicle.

He went into forward, then collided with DeArmitt. As Sanford was trying to reach through the window to grab the steering wheel, he was dragged for about 150 feet.

DeArmitt was taken to the hospital with severe injuries that will reportedly require extensive treatment.

Sanford sustained minor wounds in the crash and was released from the hospital after treatment.

Crawford was taken into police custody on charges of felony intoxication assault with serious injury to emergency crews. He will likely be facing additional charges, as well.

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Four people injured, driver facing possible charges in NW San Antonio accident

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Four people were injured and a driver is facing possible charges following a collision earlier tonight in northwest San Antonio, according to KSAT.

The accident occurred near the intersection of Bandera Road and Camino Bandera at about 7 p.m., when a driver did not yield for another.

One driver was treated at the scene for minor wounds.

The other driver sustained head wounds during the accident and was brought to the hospital for treatment.

Two passengers were taken to the same hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.

The driver who did not yield the right of way is facing possible charges of possession of narcotics and driving while intoxicated. Their identity was not immediately released.

Authorities continue to investigate the collision at this time.

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2 injured in crash on SH-21 at E Lone Star Drive

AUSTIN, TX – 2 people have been reported injured due to a crash on SH-21 at E Lone Star Drive in southeast Austin.

The incident took place on December 5th at around 5:45 p.m. The driver of a silver Nissan had been drinking before the crash and was inattentive, causing the vehicle to rear-end a Toyota which then hit a Chevrolet.

Further information on this incident is not available at this time.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Man struck and killed while trying to cross street in NE San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A pedestrian was killed while attempting to cross a street in northeast San Antonio this evening, according to a report by KSAT.

The collision occurred in the 13400 block of Nacogdoches Road, near Higgins, at about 5 p.m.

The victim, a man attempting to cross the street, was then struck by a van, and then died of injuries sustained during the accident.

The identities of the driver and the pedestrian have not yet been released.

Authorities believe intoxication may have played a role in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

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Man pleads guilty to intoxication manslaughter in 2018 Buda crash that killed 21-year-old

BUDA, TX – A man has pled guilty to charges of intoxication manslaughter in connection with a crash that killed a 21-year-old man in November 2018, according to KXAN.

The accident happened in Buda at the intersection of Treetop Way and Dove Drive after Cade Brown, of Kyle, reportedly had been drinking throughout the day.

Brown was reportedly going over double the speed limit of 35 mph when he ran off the side of the road and collided with a tree.

The passenger in his vehicle, Kaleb Nielson, 21, died as a result of the 2018 crash.

Brown was sentenced to 10 years in prison and will be in jail for six months starting December 10.  The judge suspended the sentence for 10 years, a common practice in plea bargains and Brown will instead serve a 10-year probation.

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Suspected drunk driver charged following fatal Manor crash

MANOR, TX – According to Fox7, a driver has been charged with murder for his role in a fatal crash on US-290 at FM 973.

The crash took place on November 11th at around 1:40 a.m. A Manor police officer witnessed the crash and stated that a pickup truck struck a sedan at full speed.

The pickup’s driver, Candelario Flores, 40, attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended. Flores has been charged with murder for his role in the crash. This is his fourth arrest for driving while under the influence.

The passenger in the sedan was killed in the crash, while its driver was hospitalized.

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Driver charged with intoxication manslaughter for fatal New Braunfels crash

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – According to KXAN, a driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter following a fatal crash on TX-46.

The accident took place on Sunday at around 2:15 a.m. when a pickup truck crashed head-on into a Kia Optima. The truck’s driver, 33-year-old Jacob Perez failed a field sobriety test and has been charged with intoxication manslaughter following the accident.

The Kia’s passenger, Sevannah Shay Mata, 28 died at the scene of the crash. The Kia’s driver, Perez, and Perez’s 6-year-old daughter were injured in the crash.

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Woman arrested following fatal six-vehicle crash on I-35

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, a woman has been arrested following a fatal six-vehicle crash on I-35.

The accident took place near William Cannon Drive at around 10:30 p.m. last night. The suspect Amber Thompson, 39, reportedly ran a red light and was hit by another vehicle.

One victim died following the accident and at least one person was hospitalized in critical condition. Thompson has been charged with intoxication manslaughter for her role in the crash.

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Woman collides with vehicle carrying 3 children, injures driver in alleged E Austin DUI

AUSTIN, TX – A woman suspected of speeding, of driving while intoxicated, and of driving without a license collided with another vehicle in east Austin on Tuesday night, leading to the possible injury of the other driver, according to an accident report published by MyAccident.org.

The accident happened at 9166 FM-969, located near the KIPP Academy of Arts and Letters and Bantom Woods Bend just before 9:45 p.m.

The driver of a red 2001 Volkswagen, a 32-year-old Austin woman, allegedly was driving at a high rate of speed while intoxicated and failed to maintain a single lane. She collided with a silver 2005 Honda driven by a 31-year-old woman from Smithville, and which was also transporting a 32-year-old man and three children aged 6 to 10.

The driver of the Honda received possible injuries of undisclosed severity.

No other injuries were reported in the collision.

The Volkswagen’s driver, who reportedly was driving without a valid license, was found to be at fault.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Boy injured after driver falls asleep at wheel, causing SW San Antonio crash

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A boy was taken to the hospital after a collision that involved a driver falling asleep and allegedly intoxicated driving in southwest San Antonio early this morning.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the accident happened near the intersection of Merry Oaks and Stonybrook Drives just before 4 a.m. after the driver of an SUV fell asleep at the wheel.

The driver then collided with a truck, in which a driver was allegedly intoxicated while his son was riding in the vehicle with him.

The son was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, one of which was a head wound.

The identities of the drivers and the child have not been released at this time.

The truck driver has been charged with DUI with a child in the car, according to the report.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.