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UPDATE: New details released on Rutland Drive crash involving a building

AUSTIN, TX – KXAN has reported new information on the crash that took place on Rutland Drive when a pickup truck struck a building.

The accident took place on Sunday at around 9 p.m. A pickup truck lost control when it sped around a 90-degree curve. The truck went flying and crashed into a second-story window at the Villas Del Sol Apartments. The apartment was unoccupied at the time of the crash.

One of the truck’s occupants was hospitalized due to the accident. Two other individuals fled the crash scene.

The accident reportedly caused $20,000 worth of damage.

Police are still investigating the crash and no arrests have been made 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 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.


Semi-truck crash on I-35 near Riverside Drive caused morning delays

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, a semi-truck crash on I-35 near Riverside Drive caused traffic delays this morning.

The accident took place at around 6 a.m. this morning when a semi-truck jackknifed. Traffic was backed up past Ben White Boulevard.

The accident was cleared by around 8 a.m. Further details, such as any injuries caused, have not been released. This story will be updated if more information is reported.

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.


Two firefighters seriously hurt in fleet accident in Burnet County

OAKALLA, TX (BURNET COUNTY) – An accident at a fire department in Burnet County caused serious injuries to two of the firefighters yesterday, according to KXAN.

The accident happened on Saturday morning in Oakalla, which is located north of Austin, about 13 miles southwest of Killeen, when the Oakalla Volunteer Fire Department faced a fleet accident while responding to a call.

Two of the firefighters were seriously injured as a result.

The OVFD canceled an event scheduled for that evening as a result.

The identities of the victims and the cause of the accident have not yet been 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 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.


UPDATE: Child injured by City of Austin vehicle

AUSTIN, TX – The child injured in a car vs. bicycle crash in northwest Austin yesterday was struck by a City of Austin vehicle driven by a government employee, KVUE reports.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Mustang Chase and Hereford Way just before 3:20 p.m. Emergency services rushed the child to Dell Children’s Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities.

A neighbor who witnessed the collision said that the city vehicle was a dump truck.

The Austin garbage truck accident lawyers of Gibson Hill would like to talk to you if you’ve been injured in a collision with a city-operated vehicle. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we may be able to secure financial compensation on your behalf. Schedule a free consultation with us today, by calling (713) 929-2757, filling out our contact form, or chatting with us live.


UPDATE: Police ID pedestrian killed in Oct. 21 truck accident

AUSTIN, TX – Austin police have identified the man killed in a collision with a semi on I-35 on October 21, KXAN reports.

This is an update to a previous post.

Police say that the incident happened as an officer was attempting to apprehend a pedestrian who was walking along the concrete barrier in the 7400 block of I-35. The officer turned on the cruiser’s warning lights, prompting a nearby semi truck to change lanes. The pedestrian then hopped the barrier and ran onto the interstate, where he was struck by the semi. His motivations for doing so are unclear.

The victim has been identified as Armando De La Cruz, 33. His death marked the 76th traffic fatality in Austin this year, an increase of nine over the same time window in 2019.

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Man in critical condition after being pinned beneath semi-truck in San Antonio crash

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A pin-in rollover crash involving a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler truck left a man critically injured on US-281 in San Antonio early this morning.

According to KSAT, the crash occurred in the 28500 block of Highway 281 at about 2:30 a.m. when the driver of a pickup truck, who allegedly was driving “erratically,” attempted to exit the highway.

The driver then lost control of the pickup and collided with barrels on the ramp. The impact sent the pickup rolling over an unspecified number of times back into the freeway, where it was struck by a semi-truck.

The driver of the pickup was pinned beneath the semi, and officials had to use the jaws of life in order to extricate him.

The victim, who has yet to be publicly identified, was airlifted to the hospital for the treatment of critical, life-threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported in 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.


Driver dies after crashing into a firetruck

AUSTIN, TX – According to KVUE, a woman has died after crashing into a firetruck on the southbound I-35 frontage road near Parmer Lane.

The crash took place at around 2:16 on October 17th. Police have now identified the driver as 35-year-old India McKinley. She crashed into the fire truck as it was responding to another car accident and had its lights on.

The investigation into this crash is still ongoing. This story will be updated if more information is reported.

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.


Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-35

GEORGETOWN, TX – According to a Tweet from ATCEMS, a motorcyclist has died following a crash with a truck.

The accident took place late last night near Leander Road.  According to the tweet, no other injuries resulted from this crash.

The victim has not yet been identified. If more information on this accident is reported, then this story will be updated.

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.


Semi-truck crashes, injures one person and spills load of mason jars over I-35

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – One person was injured yesterday in New Braunfels in a fiery rollover accident involving a semi-truck carrying a load of mason jars, according to KXAN.

The accident happened yesterday morning on I-35 near Highway 46 S when a semi-truck crashed and rolled over an unspecified number of times.

The cab of the truck caught on fire, a utility pole was knocked over, and the trailer part of the vehicle was thrown across the center median. The trailer split in two and spilled its cargo of mason jars over both sides of the highway.

One person was taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-critical injuries. Their identity has not been made public at this time.

Authorities diverted traffic in the area for the cleanup and investigation of the collision, with delays expected for multiple hours.

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I-35 closed for several hours after 18-wheeler collision, oil spill

AUSTIN, TX – Officials with the Austin Police Department were forced to shut down a portion of I-35 South following an 18-wheeler crash and ensuing oil spill.

According to KXAN, the collision between the semi and a van occurred shortly after 11:30 p.m. just north of Slaughter Lane.

Paramedics rushed one individual to the hospital in serious condition immediately following the incident. Details regarding their identity or condition have not yet been released.

The interstate was closed for almost five hours while the accident was investigated and oil safely cleaned from the roadway. It reopened at about 4:30 a.m.

Details regarding the cause of the crash have not yet been made public.

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 trucking 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.