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Rush hour crash reported on East Riverside Drive

AUSTIN, TX – The Austin Police Department responded to a reported crash along East Riverside drive Wednesday evening.

According to an Austin, Travis County Traffic Report, Officials responded to the incident at the intersection of Riverside Dr. and Royal Crest Drive at about 5:40 p.m.

Police were forced to shut down lanes on Riverside Dr. which is likely to cause a severe traffic jam during Wednesday evening rush hour.

There has been no word on how many were involved in the crash or if they sustained any injuries. This situation is ongoing, we will provide further information as it becomes 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 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, pinned beneath vehicle in I-35 accident

AUSTIN, TX – A person was injured in an accident early Saturday morning on Interstate 35 South, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident occurred near the 3600 block of I-35 South just after 1:45 a.m.

The victim is an adult who was pinned beneath a vehicle in the accident. There is no information available at this time regarding their identity.

They were pinned beneath a vehicle and had to be extracted by emergency officials. They were then taken to the hospital with injuries described as serious, but not expected to be life-threatening.

ATCEMS advised travelers to avoid the area in question because of delays.

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 car 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.


Man charged with aggravated assault after throwing rocks at cars

AUSTIN, TX – A man was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly threw rocks at two cars on the Interstate 35 service road on Tuesday morning, according to an affidavit reported by KXAN.

Daniel Dixon, 36, threw softball-sized stones at a Nissan Versa and a Mini Cooper before 7:45 a.m. and caused significant damage to the vehicles. Both cars were damaged near the intersection of the I-35 service road and East Cesar Chavez.

The driver of the Versa claims a man threw a rock that hit the windshield and shattered the glass, causing damage to the vehicle and the driver’s face and clothing. The vehicle was not safe to drive afterward, according to the report.

According to KXAN, the Mini Cooper’s driver said she “feared for her life” when a man allegedly threw a rock at her vehicle. Her Mini Cooper was hit in the side-view mirror and driver’s side column by the rock.

The description given by both drivers matched that of the man the police apprehended, Dixon.

He calmly denied any involvement with rock-throwing incidents, according to KXAN’s reporting of the affidavit.

Police, however, identified Dixon from camera footage in the vicinity.

The suspect is being housed in the Travis County Jail at this time.

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Pedestrian killed on Austin airport runway identified

AUSTIN, TX – A man that was struck and killed by an airplane while it was landing on ABIA runway of Austin Bergstrom International Airport last week on Thursday night has been identified, KXAN reports.

Authorities say that the victim was 22-year-old Junin Ko who pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m. at the scene.

KXAN had previously reported that the Southwest Flight 1392 crew had reported seeing an individual on the runway as they were landing at 8:12 p.m. to the air traffic control tower.

Ko was not an airport employee and it remains unclear how he got on the runway.

The Austin pedestrian accident lawyers of Gibson Hill Personal Injury represent those who’ve been hurt or have lost loved ones in accidents caused by negligence. We have the skills and experience necessary to help you get the fair compensation you’re owed. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced car accident attorneys at 512-580-8334 or by reaching out to us online.


Large truck burst into flames

AUSTIN, TX – KXAN reported a truck that burst into flames the morning of May 11 in southeast Austin.

The Austin Fire department responded to the location of the fire on the 7600 block of Bluff Springs Road with support from TCSO.

A KXAN witness, Brian McKinney, sent in a video of the truck near a gas station where you can see large plumes of smoke as firefighters are extinguishing the fire.

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.