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Injuries reported in Northwest Austin crash

TRAVIS COUNTY, TX – Emergency Services in Travis County are reporting injuries related to a crash near Bull Creek Friday evening.

The crash occurred at about 6:15 p.m. within the 6000-7000 block of Spicewood Springs Road near the intersection with Old Lampasas Trail, according to the Austin-Travis County traffic report page.

Details regarding how many vehicles were involved in the accident or the severity of the injuries sustained have not yet been made available. We will continue to monitor this situation and provide further information when it is released.

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 car 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.


Rush hour crash reported on East Riverside Drive

AUSTIN, TX – The Austin Police Department responded to a reported crash along East Riverside drive Wednesday evening.

According to an Austin, Travis County Traffic Report, Officials responded to the incident at the intersection of Riverside Dr. and Royal Crest Drive at about 5:40 p.m.

Police were forced to shut down lanes on Riverside Dr. which is likely to cause a severe traffic jam during Wednesday evening rush hour.

There has been no word on how many were involved in the crash or if they sustained any injuries. This situation is ongoing, we will provide further information as it becomes 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 a motorcycle 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


Intoxicated driver hits, kills pedestrian on sidewalk

AUSTIN, TX – A man has been charged with driving while intoxicated and intoxication manslaughter after hitting and killing a female pedestrian on the city’s far northwest side last week, My Texas Daily reports.

The accident happened at the intersection of Pond Springs Road and U.S. Highway 183 at approximately 10:36 p.m on May 21.

Gary Joseph Brauneis, 27, was driving a grey 2010 Mazda M3i northbound on the service road when he struck a 2014 GMC pickup truck stopped at a red light intersection. The impact launched the truck into the intersection while the Mazda continued accelerating, striking a woman who was walking on the sidewalk. The Mazda did not stop until it crashed into a building.

The victim—identified as Ginger Mattox, 30—was transported to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

Brauneis was arrested, charged with driving while intoxicated, and charged with intoxication manslaughter

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Two children and four others hurt in N Lamar Blvd crash

AUSTIN, TX – Two children and four others were sent to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash this afternoon on North Lamar Boulevard, according to a report by KXAN and a series of tweets by Austin-Travis County EMS.

ATCEMS reported that the children and one adult were considered trauma alerts due to the crash.

The crash occurred just before 2 p.m. at the 12100 block of N Lamar Blvd.

The victims were taken to the hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, 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 a car accident, call the Austin car accident lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


One person injured in early-morning car accident

AUSTIN, TX – One person is gravely injured following a single-vehicle car accident on Thursday morning, according to a tweet from the Austin-Travis County EMS and an article by CBS Austin.

The accident occurred around 3:15 a.m. at the 8800 block of Research Boulevard.

The victim was taken to the hospital with “potentially serious injuries.”

There is no further information available at this time, and our team will monitor this story for updates.

This is one of a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill as a way to help keep our community informed about news and traffic incidents around Austin. It is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident caused by another person, contact the Austin car accident attorneys of Gibson Hill Personal Injury today for a free consultation. You may be able to secure compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.


Lawsuit against negligent APD officer that lead a fatal crash

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, The City of Austin and an Austin Police Department officer are being sued after a traffic stop pursuit resulted in a fatal crash in September 2019.

A high speed chase occurred when an officer attempted to pull over a truck, but the driver refused to stop.

During the chase, the driver of the truck died when they ran a red light and hit another vehicle at East Parmer Lane and Dessau Road intersection. The lawsuit was filed by the occupants of  the vehicle the truck hit.

Sunju Hong’s attorneys claim that Officer Richard Bozelli did not follow the department policy and should not have attempted the dangerous pursuit.

Bozelli was suspended for 10 days for failing to properly stop the chase in March.

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UPDATE: Man killed in Metric Blvd crash identified

AUSTIN, TX – The person who died in a May 8 crash on Metric Boulevard in Austin has been identified by authorities, according to KXAN.

James Henry Omary, 66, a passenger in a Mitsubishi Galant, died in a head-on crash at 12349 Metric Blvd. The Galant was hit by a 2018 Hino van, which was pushed into the wrong lane by the impact of a 2004 GMC SUV.

There are no details at this time as to why the SUV and the van crashed.

Omary was transported to the hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Four other passengers in the Galant were injured, but the drivers of the SUV and the van were not. They remained at the scene of the accident.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community informed about traffic accidents and news across town and safer while on the road. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, call the Austin car accident lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. 


Man charged with aggravated assault after throwing rocks at cars

AUSTIN, TX – A man was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly threw rocks at two cars on the Interstate 35 service road on Tuesday morning, according to an affidavit reported by KXAN.

Daniel Dixon, 36, threw softball-sized stones at a Nissan Versa and a Mini Cooper before 7:45 a.m. and caused significant damage to the vehicles. Both cars were damaged near the intersection of the I-35 service road and East Cesar Chavez.

The driver of the Versa claims a man threw a rock that hit the windshield and shattered the glass, causing damage to the vehicle and the driver’s face and clothing. The vehicle was not safe to drive afterward, according to the report.

According to KXAN, the Mini Cooper’s driver said she “feared for her life” when a man allegedly threw a rock at her vehicle. Her Mini Cooper was hit in the side-view mirror and driver’s side column by the rock.

The description given by both drivers matched that of the man the police apprehended, Dixon.

He calmly denied any involvement with rock-throwing incidents, according to KXAN’s reporting of the affidavit.

Police, however, identified Dixon from camera footage in the vicinity.

The suspect is being housed in the Travis County Jail at this time.

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Wrong-way vehicle strikes family in mini van

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A vehicle driving the wrong way crashed into a mini van occupied by a family of five on Tuesday, according to NBCDFW.

The San Antonio Police and Fire Departments rushed to the scene on Interstate 35 South at around 11:25 p.m.

Two people were critically injured, including the suspected wrong way driver and another occupant from the mini van.

Several other victims are said to have suffered injuries as well.

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Woman involved in fatal crash identified

AUSTIN, TX – A 29-year-old woman that was killed in a car accident in northwest Austin on May 6 has been identified, according to KXAN.

The victim, Mary Casey from Round Rock, was in the passengers seat in a 2015 Honda Fit on Spicewood Springs Road.

DPS confirmed that the vehicle was traveling at about 35 mph when it left the road and collided against a tree at about 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday.

The male driver was taken to St. David’ Hospital in Round Rock to treat injuries.

The Austin 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.