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 Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Austin Police officer seriously injured in FM 969 tractor trailer collision

AUSTIN, TX- A tractor trailer collided with an Austin Police Department officer in a patrol vehicle on FM 969 and critically injured the officer early Wednesday, according to KVUE.

The collision occurred at approximately 2:00am, when a tractor trailer making a U-turn near Decker Lane hit the patrol vehicle responding to an urgent incident. The officer was transported to an area hospital shortly after with injuries deemed to be life-threatening. The road in the area of the accident remained closed for hours after the accident, only opening up around 10:00am.

No more information is available at this time. We will be monitoring for updates.

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.

Overturned recycling truck in South Austin causes delays

AUSTIN, TX- A recycling truck overturned on South Austin’s Loop 360 highway and caused closures in the center lane on Friday, according to KXAN reports.

In the northbound lanes of Loop 360, the center lane was closed for about 30 minutes due to an overturned recycling truck. The crash was cleared at approximately 7:20am.

No more information about the accident or any related injuries is available at this time. We will be monitoring for updates.

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.

Hazardous conditions and delays due to I-35 18-wheeler fire

AUSTIN, TX- The Austin Fire Department responded to a large 18-wheeler fire in the northbound lanes of I-35 in Austin on Tuesday, reports KVUE.

At approximately 5:54pm, an 18-wheeler was reported to have caught fire, causing extensive damage to the vehicle. The back right wheels were engulfed in flames. The incident occurred near the 8700 block in the northbound lanes of I-35.

The incident was said to cause major delays and hazards on the road after its occurrence. There is currently no more information on the cause of the accident or more relevant details or any of the related potential injuries. We will be monitoring for updates.

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 killed in pedestrian and 18-wheeler crash on I-35 near Airport Boulevard

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, one person was killed early this morning in a pedestrian versus 18-wheeler crash on I-35 near Airport Boulevard.

This incident took place at around 3:30 a.m. this morning. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. It is currently unclear what caused the crash.

The highway’s northbound lanes were closed due to the accident. This story will be updated if new details emerge.

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.


Authorities released new details on the fatal crash on the US-183 fly over

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, authorities have released new details on the fatal crash that took place on the US-183 fly over at MoPac.

The incident took place on Wednesday when a TxDOT work truck and Ford pickup truck crashed. Both vehicles lost control and struck a concrete barrier. The Ford’s driver died at the scene of the crash. Two passengers in the Ford were injured. The TxDOT truck’s driver was not hurt.

The crash is still under investigation. This story will be updated as new information emerges.

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.


Diesel spill caused delays on SH 21 near the Bastrop County Line

BASTROP COUNTY, TX – According to a tweet from the TxDOT Austin account, a diesel spill caused delays on SH 21 near the Bastrop County Line.


The accident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. yesterday morning. The accident caused delays on the roadway. It is currently unclear what caused the spill.

If new information is reported, then this post 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.


One killed in semi-truck crash on I-35 at 51st Street

AUSTIN, TX – According to Fox7, one person was killed in a semi-truck crash on I-35 at 51st Street early this morning.

The accident took place this morning at around 2:45 a.m. when a semi-truck and pickup truck collided. Two people were pinned in the pickup and one was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The other patient was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Further details on the incident have not been reported at this time. If new details are released, 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.


UPDATE: Scooter rider identified following fatal crash on S Congress

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, authorities have identified the scooter rider who died following a fatal crash with a truck on S Congress.

The accident occurred on April 9th at around 2 p.m. 50-year-old Paulo Mitchell was riding a scooter when he collided with a box truck. He was hospitalized due to the crash and was later pronounced dead.

The truck’s driver was uninjured and no charges are expected. This story will be updated if new details emerge.

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.


Truck spills manure on TX-71 near the Austin Bergstrom Airport

AUSTIN, TX – According to TxDOT Austin, a truck has spilled manure on TX-71 near the Austin Bergstrom Airport.


The truck lost its load near Spirit of Texas Drive at around 10:30 a.m. The highway’s eastbound lanes were reduced to one lane due to the spill. Drivers in the area have been advised to expect delays.

It is currently unclear what caused the manure to spill. If new details, such as any resulting injuries, are 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.