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1 dead, 1 injured in late-night Hwy 290 rollover crash

AUSTIN, TX – One person was killed, and another was severely injured in a rollover accident on Highway 290 late last night, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened in the 8100 block of W. US-290 at 11:32 p.m., when a vehicle crashed and rolled over onto its roof, pinning two people within the wreckage, according to initial reports.

Two people were declared trauma alerts after being rescued by emergency crews.

One person died at the scene.

Another person was taken to the hospital with severe, life-threatening wounds.

Authorities warned of continued road closures in the area, and advised drivers to avoid the scene.

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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 Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.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 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.


Pedestrian fatally struck by car near Ben White Blvd

AUSTIN, TX – A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Ben White Boulevard this evening, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.


The accident occurred in the 1800 block of the W Ben White Blvd service road at about 6:40 p.m., when an adult pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.

The victim, whose identity has not yet been released, died at the scene despite resuscitative efforts.

The driver was not reported as injured.

Authorities advised travelers to avoid the area, as heavy traffic delays were present due to road closures near the scene.

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 pedestrian 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 killed in early-morning pin-in collision on I-35

AUSTIN, TX – One person was killed in a pin-in accident on I-35 in central Austin early this morning, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.


The collision occurred at 3735 N I-35 service road at about 1:20 a.m., when two vehicles collided, pinning one person within the wreckage.

Authorities were able to extricate the victim about 25 minutes later, then attempted CPR. Despite these emergency efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by 1:51 a.m.

The second person involved in the accident was not reported as injured.

ATCEMS warned travelers to avoid the area, as the ongoing investigation would lead to heavy traffic delays and extended road closures.

The identity of the victim has not yet been 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.


Update: Victim ID’d in December’s pedestrian accident on Northgate Blvd

AUSTIN, TX – A previously-unidentified pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle in December died of his injuries a few days later, according to KXAN.

The victim is 65-year-old Narciso Mejia Gutierrez, who was struck by a vehicle on December 18 at about 7 p.m., after he walked onto Northgate Boulevard.

The crash occurred near Colony Creek Drive, when the driver of a black 2007 Honda Civic was unable to avoid colliding with the victim.

Gutierrez was taken to the hospital, and died a few days later, on December 21.

The driver, who was not reported as injured, has not yet been charged with a crime.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident 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 pedestrian 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 dead, another in critical condition after early-morning crash on I-35

AUSTIN, TX – One person was killed and another was seriously injured following an accident on I-35 early this morning, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The collision occurred in the 8900 block of the N I-35 service road at about 12:35 a.m.

One adult died at the scene.

A second adult was taken to Dell Seton for the treatment of severe, life-threatening wounds.

The exact circumstances of the crash and the identities of the victims were not made immediately available.

ATCEMS advised travelers to avoid the area, as traffic delays and road closures 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 an accident, call the Austin personal injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Travis County deputy killed in motorcycle crash while returning home from Louisiana

MILANO, TX (MILAM COUNTY)  – An off-duty Travis County deputy was killed in a motorcycle accident while traveling back from Louisiana on Friday night, according to a story by CBS Austin.

The accident happened on westbound US-79 at about 10:15 p.m. when the driver of a 2007 Pontiac G6 sedan, a 17-year-old boy from Cameron, went over the center line and into the lane of oncoming traffic.

The Pontiac collided with 48-year-old Sr. Deputy Robert (Drew) Small, who was operating a 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the time.

Small, who was reportedly off-duty and returning from Louisiana, died at the scene.

The 17-year-old was not immediately reported as injured.

Officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety are looking into the accident 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 motorcycle 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, another injured in accident on SH-130 in Pflugerville

PFLUGERVILLE, TX – A crash in Pflugerville on Wednesday morning led to the death of one person and the serious injury of another, according to KXAN.

The accident happened on the access road for southbound State Highway 130, near Pflugerville Parkway, at about 10 a.m.

One person died from injuries sustained during the crash, and a second victim was taken to the hospital for the treatment of serious wounds.

The circumstances of the collision and the identities of the victims have not yet been made 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 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.


Pedestrian killed in Halloween-night hit-and-run in N Austin

AUSTIN, TX – A driver struck and killed a pedestrian last night in north Austin, then fled the scene, according to Fox 7 Austin.

The accident happened at Research Blvd and Burnet Rd at 7:36 p.m. when a red vehicle collided with an adult pedestrian. The driver then continued north on Burnet without stopping to aid the victim.

The pedestrian, who has yet to be publicly identified, was declared dead at the scene.

Austin authorities advised travelers to avoid the area, as roadways were closed and traffic delays were likely for the investigation of 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 pedestrian 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 dead after fire consumes vehicle near Austin-Bergstrom Airport

AUSTIN, TX – One person was killed in a fire that completely consumed a car near Austin-Bergstrom Airport late last night, according to a tweet by the Austin-Travis County EMS.

 

The accident happened at the intersection of Burleson Rd and S US-183, west of the airport, just after 10 p.m.

Austin Police and Fire officials discovered one person dead at the scene, where a vehicle was discovered completely engulfed in a car fire.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

Authorities warned travelers in the area of heavy traffic delays and road closures as investigators worked on the case.

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 personal injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.