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One dead, six injured after car vs. van crash in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – A man died and a family of six was injured last night in a crash in New Braunfels, according to KXAN.

The accident happened around 10:40 p.m. in the 600 block of North Business Interstate 35.

A Ford Focus driven by San Antonio man Michael Maraist, 26, was traveling at a high speed on the I-35 access road when he missed a turn. The Ford then traveled off the road and through a median before coming into the pathway of oncoming traffic. It crashed into a Ford Transit 350 van that included a family of six among its occupants.

Maraist died as a result of the crash, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

The family of six—made up of four children and two adults—were taken to a local hospital for the treatment of non-critical injuries.

The incident is under investigation at this time.

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One dead, three hurt in two-vehicle crash in N Austin

AUSTIN, TX – One person died, and three others were injured tonight in a two-vehicle accident in North Austin.

The official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS reports that the accident happened just after 6:22 p.m. at the intersection of Jamestown Drive and the Research Boulevard service road.

The unnamed victim was pronounced dead around 6:50 p.m. at the scene of the accident.

The other three victims received minor injuries during the crash. There is no word at this time as to if they were transported to the hospital.

ATCEMS advised travelers to avoid the area in question, as traffic delays were likely.

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.


Allegedly intoxicated driver hits police vehicle during Austin protests

Police Car

AUSTIN, TX – A person is accused of driving while intoxicated after striking a patrol car during the Austin protests early this morning, according to Fox 7 Austin.

The incident happened just after midnight in front of Austin police headquarters during the Austin protests.

The driver of a red Lincoln sedan drove through barricades erected by police that were blocking the roadway. After hitting the barricades, the driver then crashed into a patrol vehicle. The Lincoln continued and hit the back of an EMS vehicle that then crashed into an EMS SUV.

The currently-unidentified driver of the Lincoln has been charged with a DWI.

An officer was in the damaged patrol vehicle but was not seriously injured, according to the report.

The protests are being held across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd while in police custody.

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.