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Person hospitalized after suffering injury on trail near Lake Travis

AUSTIN, TX – One person was hospitalized after suffering an injury on a trail near Bob Wentz Park on Lake Travis this afternoon, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened in the 7000 block of Comanche Trail at 1:35 p.m., when an adult victim suffered a traumatic injury.

The victim was extricated to Bob Wentz Park, and from there was placed on the ambulance. The patient was taken to the hospital in Round Rock to receive treatment for non-critical injuries.

No further details are available at this time.

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Note: Serious accidents happen every day in Texas. Our blog serves as a reminder of this devastating fact and we hope that increased awareness of the risks we all face every day helps us take further steps towards prevention. Our posts are sourced from local news outlets and are updated frequently. Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Austin-Travis County EMS see “historic” number of responses

AUSTIN, TX – Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services responded to an “historic” number of calls yesterday, as icy conditions plagued the region and led to an increased number of accidents.

CBS Austin reports that ATCEMS were called to 1,435 accidents yesterday, including 93 for falls, 69 for exposure, 13 for carbon monoxide poisoning, and nine motor vehicle collisions. That record volume continued into today, with ATCEMS captain Darren Noak reporting 129 calls between midnight and an early morning interview with the station.

Noak said that EMS had already responded to eight carbon monoxide calls, as people were resorting to unsafe means of heating their homes during the cold snap.

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 personal injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Freezing conditions impact apartment fire response

AUSTIN, TX – Firefighters had to battle freezing conditions in addition to the flames when they responded to an apartment fire on Brodie Lane yesterday.

KXAN reports that Austin Fire responded to a fire at 6607 Brodie Lane shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning. While they successfully prevented the flames from leaping to other buildings, their attempts to put out the blaze was hampered by frozen pipes and hydrants.

The icy and impassable roads caused by the snowstorm also presented logistical challenges. Residents from 20 units had been displaced as a result of the fire, and the suspension of Capital Metro service left AFD unsure of where to transport them.

This was one of the three structure fires linked to fireplace usage that AFD responded to yesterday.

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 premises liability lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


One hospitalized after falling in Bull Creek Greenbelt

AUSTIN, TX – Officials with Austin-Travis County emergency services responded to a slip-and-fall accident that left one person injured near the Bull Creek Greenbelt.

According to the official Twitter page of Austin-Travis County EMS, the incident occurred when the victim was attempting to leave within the 7000 block of Spicewood Springs Road shortly before 5:00 p.m.

Officials treated the patient at the scene and prepared them to be transported to the hospital for further evaluation. Their injuries have not been deemed life-threatening 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 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.


One critically injured after falling from a cliff in Lago Vista

TRAVIS COUNTY, TX – Officials with the Travis County and Pedernales fire departments reduced an individual who had fallen from a cliff near the Colorado River in Lago Vista Thursday night.

According to the official Twitter page of Austin-Travis County EMS, the incident occurred at 2600 Patriot Avenue near the Estate on Lake Travis shortly after 10:30 p.m.

Officials say the patient fell between 20-30 feet from the cliff and landed close to the water’s edge where they were rescued by emergency services. The victim was then transported by helicopter to Dell Seton Medical Center.

Details regarding what may have caused the fall are still under investigation as of Friday night.

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 personal injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


One dead in apartment drowning near UT campus

AUSTIN, TX – A person died late last night in an apartment pool drowning near the University of Texas campus, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened around 11:50 p.m. in the 2900 block of Cole Street. An adult who has yet to be publicly identified was found lying unconscious in the pool of an apartment complex.

Despite resuscitative efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The cause of death has been named as an apparent drowning.

There was no further information immediately available.

 

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 personal injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Construction worker dies after falling four stories in Austin

AUSTIN, TX – Officials in Austin are looking for the cause of a four-story fall that resulted in the death of a construction worker Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred at about 2:00 p.m. Friday at a construction site on the 2500 block of Montopolis Drive in South Austin. Austin- Travis County EMS pronounced the victim deceased upon their arrival at the scene.

Information on the identity of the worker killed in the crash or the cause of the fall has not yet been made available to the public. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide that information as it is released.

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 a premises liability accident, call the Austin premises accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill at (512) 883-3112 for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Driver crashes into daycare building

HOUSTON, TX – A vehicle crashed into a daycare on Wednesday afternoon in northwest Houston, KHOU reports.

The accident happened shortly before 2 p.m. at the 8000 block of Antoine Drive.

Police said the suspect, a man in his early 20’s, stole a car from his aunt and lost control while driving.

Two children and an adult were taken to an area hospital to get checked our, but none of their injuries were life threatening.

The unidentified driver ran away from the scene, but was later taken into custody.

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Car crashes into hotel, killing two

HOUSTON, TX – According to sources, two people were killed after a car crashed into a hotel on Monday morning.

The car went off the road and crashed into the Super 8 Motel in northern Harris County near the North Freeway at around 1:45 a.m.

Investigators concluded that the vehicle flipped over on its side before slamming into the building.

It is unclear whether the two victims were staying at the hotel or in the car. The motel manager said both were in the sedan.

None of the employees in the hotel were injured, although a receptionist was at the front desk when the incident occurred.

The motel sprinklers prevented the fire from the accident from spreading.

The building suffered extensive damage.

The Houston car accident lawyers of Gibson Hill Personal Injury represent those who’ve been hurt or have lost loved ones in accidents caused by negligence. We have the skills and experience necessary to help you get the fair compensation you’re owed. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys at 512-580-8334 or by reaching out to us online.

 


Apartment fire being investigated as arson

ODESSA, TX – According to CBS 7, there was a structure fire at an apartment building on Monday, May 18, that is now being investigated as an arson case.

A fire broke out just before 6 p.m. at the Gold Apartments on Andrews Highway.

Odessa Fire Rescue rushed to the scene and were able to extinguish the fire with no injuries reported.

Fire investigators at the scene determined the fire was started intentionally.

The fire accident attorneys of Gibson Hill Personal Injury represent those who’ve been hurt or have lost loved ones in accidents caused by negligence. We have the skills and experience necessary to help you get the fair compensation you’re owed. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys at 512-580-8334 or by reaching out to us online.