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Semi-truck crash on I-35 near Riverside Drive caused morning delays

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, a semi-truck crash on I-35 near Riverside Drive caused traffic delays this morning.

The accident took place at around 6 a.m. this morning when a semi-truck jackknifed. Traffic was backed up past Ben White Boulevard.

The accident was cleared by around 8 a.m. Further details, such as any injuries caused, have not been released. This story will be updated if more information is reported.

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: Police ID pedestrian killed in Oct. 21 truck accident

AUSTIN, TX – Austin police have identified the man killed in a collision with a semi on I-35 on October 21, KXAN reports.

This is an update to a previous post.

Police say that the incident happened as an officer was attempting to apprehend a pedestrian who was walking along the concrete barrier in the 7400 block of I-35. The officer turned on the cruiser’s warning lights, prompting a nearby semi truck to change lanes. The pedestrian then hopped the barrier and ran onto the interstate, where he was struck by the semi. His motivations for doing so are unclear.

The victim has been identified as Armando De La Cruz, 33. His death marked the 76th traffic fatality in Austin this year, an increase of nine over the same time window in 2019.

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Driver dies after crashing into a firetruck

AUSTIN, TX – According to KVUE, a woman has died after crashing into a firetruck on the southbound I-35 frontage road near Parmer Lane.

The crash took place at around 2:16 on October 17th. Police have now identified the driver as 35-year-old India McKinley. She crashed into the fire truck as it was responding to another car accident and had its lights on.

The investigation into this crash is still ongoing. This story will be updated if more information is reported.

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.


Motorcyclist killed in crash on I-35

GEORGETOWN, TX – According to a Tweet from ATCEMS, a motorcyclist has died following a crash with a truck.

The accident took place late last night near Leander Road.  According to the tweet, no other injuries resulted from this crash.

The victim has not yet been identified. If more information on this accident 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.


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.