One person suffers injuries after pin-in collision on Southwest Parkway
AUSTIN, TX – One person was taken to the hospital after being trapped in the wreckage of a crash on Southwest Parkway for over a half-hour yesterday morning.
According to the Austin-Travis County EMS, the crash occurred in the 10000 block of Southwest Parkway at 11:09 a.m., when a single vehicle overturned and trapped the driver within.
FINAL vehicle rescue 10000-blk Southwest Pkwy: Single vehicle, single patient pinned & extricated after a 30+ min extrication. Patient transported to St David’s South by #ATCEMSMedics with potentially serious injuries. EMS no longer on scene. No further information available.
— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) February 13, 2021
The victim, an adult who has yet to be identified, was trapped within the wreckage for over 30 minutes as crews worked to free them. The victim was declared a trauma alert, and after being rescued, was taken to St. David’s South for the treatment of possibly serious wounds.
A medical helicopter was originally called to the scene but was canceled due to poor weather conditions.
While it is unclear at this time what led to the crash, it is highly likely that icy road conditions may have played a role.
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