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DWI collision causes serious injuries to Austin police officer

AUSTIN, TX- A drunk driving crash occurred early Monday that injured an Austin police officer and two others, according to KXAN.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:15am. The officer, in a patrol car, was in the area of Trinity Street and East 15th Street when his vehicle struck another car with a driver and one passenger in the vehicle. The officer was seriously injured and subsequently transported to an area hospital. The two others involved in the accident were also injured and taken to the hospital for injuries. The driver of the vehicle faces DWI charges.

No more information is 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 Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Victim identified in fatal northeast Austin crash

AUSTIN, TX – Police in Austin have identified the passenger who was killed in a collision involving an intoxicated driver earlier this month.

According to KXAN, the incident occurred within the 8500 block of FM 969 at about 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15th. Alfonso Sanchez Angeles, 26, was killed after the truck in which he was a passenger swerved off of the road and hit both a thick brush patch and a fence before coming to a stop.

Another passenger in the vehicle was treated at the scene. The driver, 27-year-old Juan Manual Aboyles-Garcia, was taken to the hospital and subsequently arrested for intoxication manslaughter. He is currently being held in the Travis County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

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 pedestrian 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.