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2 Bastrop Co first responders hospitalized after suspected DUI incident

BASTROP, TX – Two first responders investigating an accident in Bastrop County were hurt by a supposedly intoxicated driver on Thursday, according to KXAN.

The accident occurred in the 600 block of W State Highway 71 as Bastrop Fire Assistant Chief Eric DeArmitt and Bastrop Police Sgt. Charles Sanford were responding to a collision.

The driver of a 2020 Jeep Cherokee Latitude, 53-year-old Kenneth Crawford, went near the crash scene, reversed his vehicle, then struck a first responder’s vehicle.

He went into forward, then collided with DeArmitt. As Sanford was trying to reach through the window to grab the steering wheel, he was dragged for about 150 feet.

DeArmitt was taken to the hospital with severe injuries that will reportedly require extensive treatment.

Sanford sustained minor wounds in the crash and was released from the hospital after treatment.

Crawford was taken into police custody on charges of felony intoxication assault with serious injury to emergency crews. He will likely be facing additional charges, as well.

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Driver seriously hurt after colliding with train in Bastrop

BASTROP, TX – A woman was severely injured after she collided with a Union Pacific train in Bastrop yesterday afternoon, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

The accident occurred near the intersection of Persimmon Street and Wilson Street at about 2 p.m., when a 60-year-old driver of a Jeep Cherokee reportedly drove around the arms of a railroad crossing as a train was headed towards her.

The Jeep and the train collided, causing the car to lose its roof and roll over onto its side.

The driver, who has yet to be publicly identified, was airlifted to the hospital in Austin with severe wounds.

No occupants of the train were reported as hurt.

Authorities continue to investigate the collision at this time.

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 train 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.