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APD officer injured in crash on icy flyover

AUSTIN, TX – An Austin police officer is at home recovering after being severely injured in a collision on an icy highway flyover last week, the Austin Police Association told KXAN.

According to APA president Ken Casaday, the incident occurred as the unidentified officer was sitting in a police cruiser that was deployed to block traffic on an unspecified highway overpass. A civilian driver lost control of their vehicle due in part to icy road conditions, and slammed into the rear of the cruiser at a high rate of speed. The officer suffered lacerations, a concussion, and a brain bleed, and possibly fractured a vertebrae as well.

She was taken to a local hospital for treatment, and has since been released in order to continue her recovery at home.

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.

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San Antonio worker seriously injured after falling off tractor

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A construction worker was rushed into surgery after being thrown from a tractor in San Antonio Tuesday morning.

According to News 4 San Antonio, the incident occurred within the 4200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive shortly before 8:00 a.m.

Investigators believe the victim was riding as a passenger in a tractor-hoe driving on the road when it was struck by a pickup truck. The man was ejected from the machinery and suffered a serious injury to his leg.

He was immediately taken into surgery at a local hospital. No updates on his condition have been made available as of Wednesday.

The driver of the truck claims the sun was impeding his vision of the road causing the accident to occur. No charges have been filed against them at this time.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safe 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 workplace accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill Personal Injury today at 512-580-8334 for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Firefighter hospitalized while battling San Antonio house fire

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A San Antonio firefighter was transported to the hospital after suffering a medical episode while responding to a residential fire Wednesday morning.

According to My San Antonio, officials responded to the blaze at a single-story house within the 1700 block of Ann Arbor Drive shortly after 2:00 a.m. Initial reports were of victims still trapped inside the home. However, firefighters discovered the only occupant attempting to extinguish the fire using a garden hose in the back yard.

One firefighter suffered an unidentified medical issue during the fire and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. He is expected to recover.

 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 Texas fire 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.


16 hospitalized after cranes collide in North Austin

AUSTIN, TX – More than 20 workers sustained injuries after two cranes collided at a Northeast Austin construction site Monday morning.

According to KVUE, the accident happened at around 10:00 a.m. at a construction site within the 1600 block of Robert Browning Street, in the Mueller neighborhood development. Initial reports suggested that the cranes had partially collapsed, but officials later clarified that they had only crashed into each other and become entangled. High winds in the area may have played a role in the collision.

A total of 20 people were evaluated at the scene by Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services. 16 individuals were taken to area hospitals following the incident, while three declined transport. Three others were deemed “no patients” at the scene, bringing the total number of injuries to 22. Most appeared minor, with one possible exception. No deaths have been reported.

At a press conference following the incident, ATCEMS officials said that all 22 individuals were workers at the site, and that their injuries occurred as they were attempting to flee to safety.

All told, eight ambulances, two EMS commanders, and one division chief responded to the incident. Austin Fire Department deployed resources as well, using drones to safely assess the crane entanglement and to determine a further course of action.

The construction project is for a six-story office building and garage, operated by Cadence McShane Construction. Records indicate that OSHA officials have inspected five Central Texas construction sites operated by Cadence McShane since 2016, and found one health and safety violation.

A spokesperson for OSHA confirmed that the company’s possible role in the collision will be part of its investigation into the incident.

The two cranes were finally separated from each other shortly before 6 p.m., about eight hours after they collided. The area continued to be blocked to traffic as of 10 p.m.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safe 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 workplace accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill Personal Injury today at 512-580-8334 for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Rolled 18-wheeler causes lane closures on I-35

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Authorities in San Antonio shut down the northbound lanes of I-35 following an early morning 18-wheeler accident Wednesday.

According to Fox San Antonio, the incident happened on I-35 near Nogalitos Street sometime before 5:00 a.m. Police say the truck driver lost control of the rig due to a steering issue causing it to strike a wall and tip over onto its side along the freeway.

Paramedics treated the driver at the scene for minor injures. The northbound lanes along this portion of I-35 were closed down for a few hours. They have since been reopened.

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Austin worker injured after becoming trapped on crane

AUSTIN, TX – One individual was transported to the hospital after being trapped on the top of a crane in downtown Austin.

According to KXAN, Fire and emergency services responded to the scene at 700 East 3rd Street shortly before 7:30 A.M.

Officials rescued the worker by assisting them down the ladder. Once the individual was safe on the ground, they were transported to Dell Seton Medical Center to be treated for minor, non-life-threatening injuries.

Details regarding how the victim got stuck on the crane 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 workplace 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 dead after industrial accident in Elgin

ELGIN, TX – One person died following an accident that left them pinned inside of a piece of industrial machinery on an Elgin highway Monday.

Officials with Austin-Travis County EMS and Elgin Police responded to a reported industrial accident near the intersection of East U.S. Highway 290 and Abrahamson Road, according to KXAN.

Information regarding the identity of the victim or what led to the accident has not yet been made available.

We will continue to monitor this story and provide any further details as they are 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 a premises liability accident, call the Austin premises accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill at (512) 883-3112 for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Industrial vehicle accident on Austin construction site kills one

AUSTIN, TX – One person was killed in an industrial vehicle accident while on a construction project in East Austin Monday afternoon.

According to The Austin-Travis County EMS Twitter page, paramedics responded to the incident on South SH 130 and Harold Green road at about 1:00 p.m. The victim was pronounced dead upon officials’ arrival at the construction site.

Information regarding what kind of vehicle killed the victim or how they did has not yet been released. Those details will be provided as they are made available by Austin-Travis County authorities.

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 a motorcycle accident, call the Austin workplace 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 after being trapped under a large tractor

AUSTIN, TX- A Round Rock Independent School District employee was killed after being trapped under a tractor Tuesday morning.

According to KVUE,  Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the call of an individual trapped under a large tractor mower along the 5800 block of McNeil Drive at about 9:23 a.m. EMS attempted CPR at the scene but were unable to resuscitate the victim.

It is not clear how the individual ended up underneath the tractor. However, an investigation into the accident is underway and more details will be provided as they are made available.

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 a motorcycle accident, call the Austin workplace 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.