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Officials report vehicle fire on State Highway 71

AUSTIN,TX- The Austin Police Department responded to a vehicle fire on eastbound State Highway 71 on Tuesday morning, according to Austin-Travis County Traffic Reports.

The fire was reported at approximately 10:06am near the 5244-5324 block of State Highway 71, near Granny Drive. The Austin Police Department responded quickly to the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Information on any related injuries is pending. We will be monitoring for updates as they are released.

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 Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.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 injured in accident on S Congress Avenue near Dittmar Road

AUSTIN, TX – According to a tweet from the Austin Fire Department, at least one person has been injured in an accident on S Congress Avenue near Dittmar Road.


The incident was reported at around 5:20 p.m. this evening. It is currently unclear what caused the injury.

If new information is released, then this story will be updated.

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.


3 hospitalized following accident on I-35 service road at Stassney Lane

AUSTIN, TX – According to tweets from the Austin-Travis County EMS, 3 people have been hospitalized following an accident on the northbound I-35 service road at Stassney Lane.


This accident took place at around 10:30 p.m. last night and involved 5 vehicles. 1 patient suffered potentially serious injuries while 2 others had critical, life-threatening injuries.

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.


Person seriously injured after falling 40 feet down cliff in west Austin

AUSTIN, TX – A person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after they fell down the side of a cliff in the Barton Creek Greenbelt last night.

According to the Austin-Travis County EMS, the accident occurred in West Austin, in the 2800 block of Barton Skyway at 7 p.m., when the victim fell about 40 feet from the side of a cliff.

The initial plan was for the victim to be hoisted out via helicopter. However, in order to do that, the patient had to be moved from their location at the base of a cliff. They were moved down a slope of about 100 feet to the middle of the greenbelt area, where the helicopter could better access them.

After being rescued from the cliff, the victim was taken to Dell Seton with serious, possibly life-threatening wounds. Their identity was not immediately 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 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: Reports of crashed plane were incorrect

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, reports of a crashed plane near the Pennybacker Bridge yesterday were inaccurate.

The plane was reportedly designed to land on water and had done so safely. However, the Austin-Travis County EMS did send personnel after receiving reports of a crash.

The plane later took off from the lake.

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.


Stalled vehicle blocking Research Boulevard at Braker Lane

AUSTIN, TX – According to KVUE, a stalled vehicle is currently blocking northbound Research Boulevard at Braker Lane in Northwest Austin.

The traffic hazard was first reported this afternoon and appears to be causing delays on the roadway. Drivers in the area may wish to avoid the highway until the obstruction is cleared. Traffic is currently backed up till Mopac.

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.


Multiple injuries reported in Lago Vista plane crash

LAGO VISTA, TX – Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety have reported three injuries resulting from a single-engine plane crash in northwest Austin Monday night.

According to the Associated Press, the plane crashed while approving the Lago Vista Airport on a trip from Brownsville which was about 370 miles away.

Two people in their 60s and one in her 30s were all rushed to local hospitals in stable condition. No updates regarding their status have been made available as of yet.

Details regarding the cause of the crash are still being investigated.

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 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.


Injured hiker hospitalized after an accident on the River Place Trail

TRAVIS COUNTY, TX – Emergency services in Travis County responded to a land rescue situation on the River Place Trail resulting in one person being hospitalized Thursday afternoon.

According to the official Twitter page of Austin-Travis County EMS, the incident occurred along the trail near 4988 River Place Boulevard at about 1:15 p.m.

One person extracted from the trail and transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Details regarding what may have caused the accident have yet to be 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 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.


Hiker injured in Barton Creek Greenbelt

AUSTIN, TX – Officials with Austin-Travis County emergency services transported one person to the hospital after extracting them from the greenbelt Tuesday night.

According to the official Twitter page of Austin-Travis County EMS, officials were called to initial reports of an unconscious person on the Barton Creek Greenbelt shortly after 7:30 p.m.

 

Upon their arrival, officials made contact with an adult patent who was conscious and prepped them for transport to a local hosptial.

The patient was extracted and taken to a local hosptial to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Details regarding what caused the accident have yet to be 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 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.

Person injured after falling off greenbelt in SW Austin

AUSTIN, TX – A person was rescued by emergency crews Sunday afternoon after falling from the Bee Hive Wall greenbelt, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The incident happened at 12:12 p.m. at 4425 South MOPAC Expressway service road, in the Barton Creek Greenbelt area, after an adult fell about 15 feet onto the trail.

Emergency crews used a “big wheel” stretcher to move the patient from the trail.

The victim, who has yet to be publicly identified by authorities, was taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with injuries described as potentially serious.

No other people were injured in the accident.

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 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.