2 people injured, water supply disrupted when car crashes into pipe downtown
AUSTIN, TX – Two people were hurt after a car collided with a water pipe yesterday morning in the downtown Austin area, causing multiple people to have their water supply turned off, according to KXAN.
The accident occurred near the intersection of Guadalupe Street and W 6th Street at about 10:30 a.m., when a car crashed into a waterline pipe, causing the roadway in the area to flood. A water hydrant also sustained damage during the accident.
Two people were taken to the hospital for the treatment of undisclosed injuries. Their identities were not immediately released.
Police closed the road for several hours as crews worked to repair the damage. Multiple people in the area were forced to have their water shut off during this time.
It is unknown at this time what caused the crash.
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