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Update: APD officer dies at hospital following July 28 truck crash

AUSTIN, TX – An Austin Police Officer has succumbed to the injuries he sustained while responding to a call in East Austin early Wednesday morning, according to CBS Austin.

This is an update to a previous news story.

Senior Officer Lewis “Andy” Traylor was responding to an emergency incident at about 2:10 a.m. Wednesday on FM 969 Road, near Ed Bluestein Boulevard, when the driver of an 18-wheeler truck made a U-turn, then collided with his patrol vehicle.

Traylor and his vehicle were pinned beneath the truck’s trailer. He was then taken to Dell Seton, where he died yesterday due to injuries sustained in the accident.

Traylor is survived by his wife and five children, all of whom are under the age of 13.

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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 Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.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 killed in pedestrian and 18-wheeler crash on I-35 near Airport Boulevard

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, one person was killed early this morning in a pedestrian versus 18-wheeler crash on I-35 near Airport Boulevard.

This incident took place at around 3:30 a.m. this morning. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. It is currently unclear what caused the crash.

The highway’s northbound lanes were closed due to the accident. This story will be updated if new details emerge.

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.


Diesel spill caused delays on SH 21 near the Bastrop County Line

BASTROP COUNTY, TX – According to a tweet from the TxDOT Austin account, a diesel spill caused delays on SH 21 near the Bastrop County Line.


The accident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. yesterday morning. The accident caused delays on the roadway. It is currently unclear what caused the spill.

If new information is reported, then this post 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.


UPDATE: Authorities identify man killed in crash on Tuscany Way

AUSTIN, TX – According to CBS Austin, authorities have identified the man killed in a crash on Tuscany Way on March 25th.

The crash took place when a semi-truck and car collided at around 6:30 p.m. Armando Garcia-Sanchez, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The semi-truck driver was uninjured.

This incident remains under investigation at this time. If new information is reported, 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.


Northbound I-35 reopens following accident at Old Settlers Boulevard in Round Rock

ROUND ROCK, TX – According to KXAN, the northbound lanes of I-35 have reopened following an accident at Old Settlers Boulevard in Round Rock.

The crash took place last night when an 18-wheeler crashed and spilled oil on the roadway. Hazmat crews worked to clean up the spill. The roadway was reopened at around 9:30 p.m.

Further information on the crash, such as its cause, has not been reported. This story will be updated if new details 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 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.


One killed in motorcycle vs. truck crash in southeast Travis County

ELROY, TX – One person was killed in an accident involving a motorcycle and a truck in southeast Travis County this evening, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened southeast of Elroy in the 10600 block of FM 812 Road, near State Highway 21, at 8:14 p.m., when a truck and a motorcycle collided.

An adult victim, who was not immediately identified, was killed at the scene.

No other people were hurt in the crash.

ATCEMS advised travelers to avoid the area due to extended road closures and heavy traffic 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 an accident, call the Austin truck 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 person dead after semi-truck and pickup collide on I-35 in N Austin

AUSTIN, TX – One person was killed after a truck accident on I-35 early this morning in the North Lamar area, according to KXAN.

The accident happened near Rundberg Lane and Braker Lane at about 2:30 a.m., when a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler truck collided.

The driver of the pickup may have been traveling in the wrong direction when the crash happened.

One person died at the scene as a result of the crash. Their identity was not immediately released.

Authorities closed the interstate near Braker and Rundberg as they investigated the collision.

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 truck 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 people seriously injured when truck and car collide in Del Valle

DEL VALLE, TX – Two people were severely injured when a semi-truck and a car collided southeast of Austin this evening, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.


The collision occurred in the Del Valle area on eastbound SH-71, near Ross Road, at 7:19 p.m., when a semi-truck and a car collided.

One person was pinned within the wreckage for about 30 minutes. The victim was declared a trauma alert after being extricated from the accident, as was a second victim.

The two people were taken to the South Austin Medical Center for the treatment of serious injuries that were not expected to be life-threatening.

Authorities did not immediately release the identities of the victims.

ATCEMS advised travelers to avoid the area, as road closures and traffic delays were likely following 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 truck 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.


Austin woman hurt after truck driver fails to yield in N Austin

AUSTIN, TX – A woman was injured after a truck driver failed to yield, leading to a head-on collision on the Capital of Texas Highway on Wednesday morning, according to MyAccident.org.

The accident occurred on the N Capital of TX Hwy (Highway 360), near Wildridge Drive, at about 10:45 a.m.

The driver of a 2017 Mack truck, a 61-year-old man from Elgin, reportedly failed to yield the right of way while at a yield sign. The front of the Mack then collided with the front of a 2015 Mercedes-Benz, operated by a 24-year-old Austin woman.

The driver of the Mercedes suffered non-critical injuries in the accident.

The truck driver was not reported as hurt.

The weather was clear when the accident happened.

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 truck 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 injured in 3-vehicle crash on I-35 at Slaughter Lane

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, one person was injured in a crash on I-35 at Slaughter Lane last night.

The crash took place at around 6:20 p.m. and involved 2 semi-trucks and one car. An occupant of the car sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the accident.

One of the 18-wheelers caught fire in the accident. The crash caused significant traffic disruptions in the area.

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.