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Update: APD officer dies at hospital following July 28 truck crash

AUSTIN, TX – An Austin Police Officer has succumbed to the injuries he sustained while responding to a call in East Austin early Wednesday morning, according to CBS Austin.

This is an update to a previous news story.

Senior Officer Lewis “Andy” Traylor was responding to an emergency incident at about 2:10 a.m. Wednesday on FM 969 Road, near Ed Bluestein Boulevard, when the driver of an 18-wheeler truck made a U-turn, then collided with his patrol vehicle.

Traylor and his vehicle were pinned beneath the truck’s trailer. He was then taken to Dell Seton, where he died yesterday due to injuries sustained in the accident.

Traylor is survived by his wife and five children, all of whom are under the age of 13.

The Austin personal injury attorneys of Gibson Hill understand how difficult it is recover from the aftermath of a serious accident. We have helped people face these challenges and have guided them through the legal system's complexities in order to help them receive the best medical treatment available as well as financial compensation. Call 512-580-8334 for a free consultation today.

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 Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Update: Victim of fatal May 18 pedestrian crash is ID’d by police

AUSTIN, TX – Authorities have released the identity of the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident near a construction site on I-35 that happened on May 18.

This is an update to a previous news story.

The accident happened in the 1900 block of the N I-35 service road, near MLK Boulevard, at 6:20 a.m.

According to the Austin Police Department, the accident claimed the life of 31-year-old Brian J. Box, who was most likely struck by a driver who then fled the scene. Box was then hit by the driver of a 2008 Saturn.

Box died at the scene.

The driver of the Saturn remained after the crash and has cooperated with the investigation. Authorities do not intend on filing charges against them.

Police continue to investigate the crash and to search for the hit-and-run driver and their vehicle.

The crash is Austin’s 45th fatal collision of the year.

The Austin personal injury attorneys of Gibson Hill understand how difficult it is recover from the aftermath of a serious accident. We have helped people face these challenges and have guided them through the legal system's complexities in order to help them receive the best medical treatment available as well as financial compensation. Call 512-580-8334 for a free consultation today.

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.

1 dead, 2 hospitalized following early-morning pin-in crash on I-35

AUSTIN, TX – One person was killed, and another two people were injured following a three-vehicle pin-in collision on I-35 early this morning, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.


The accident occurred in the 9900 block of N I-35 northbound at about 2 a.m., when three vehicles collided.

One person was pinned within the wreckage for a short time. By 2:17 a.m., authorities had managed to free the victim and had begun to administer CPR. Despite their efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by 2:36 a.m.

Two other people were taken to the hospital in Round Rock with non-critical injuries.

A fourth person refused treatment at the scene.

Authorities advised drivers to avoid the area, and to expect closures as the accident was being investigated.

The Austin personal injury attorneys of Gibson Hill understand how difficult it is recover from the aftermath of a serious accident. We have helped people face these challenges and have guided them through the legal system's complexities in order to help them receive the best medical treatment available as well as financial compensation. Call 512-580-8334 for a free consultation today.

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.

One dead, another critically hurt in pin-in crash on FM 812

AUSTIN, TX – One person was killed, and another sustained life-threatening injuries during a pin-in collision on FM 812 early this morning, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident occurred between the 8600 and 8800 blocks of FM 812, near Creedmoor Road and Dee Gabriel Collins, at 2:31 a.m., when two vehicles collided.

Two people were pinned within the wreckage of the crash. One of those victims died at the scene.

The second victim was declared a trauma alert, and was taken to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.

The identities of the victims and the cause of the crash were not immediately available.

ATCEMS advised travelers to avoid the area, and to expect extended closures and delays near the scene.

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.


One person dead after semi-truck and pickup collide on I-35 in N Austin

AUSTIN, TX – One person was killed after a truck accident on I-35 early this morning in the North Lamar area, according to KXAN.

The accident happened near Rundberg Lane and Braker Lane at about 2:30 a.m., when a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler truck collided.

The driver of the pickup may have been traveling in the wrong direction when the crash happened.

One person died at the scene as a result of the crash. Their identity was not immediately released.

Authorities closed the interstate near Braker and Rundberg as they investigated the collision.

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 truck 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.