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Driver sentenced in fatal Cedar Park street racing crash

CEDAR PARK, TEXAS – A driver in a 2018 street racing crash that resulted in the deaths of two children has been sentenced, according to KXAN.
Blake Kirkpatrick, the driver, will be on probation for 10 years after pleading guilty to racing on a highway and causing a fatality. The sentence was originally a 10-year term in prison but was reduced to probation, which, according to the article, will include time to be spent in county jail.
Kirkpatrick will also lose his license for a year as a condition of probation.
The charges are related to an accident that occurred on January 10, 2018, when Kirkpatrick and another man, Hayden Michael Hammer, were street racing. At West Whitestone Boulevard, Hammer crashed into an SUV carrying a mother and her 1-year-old and 8-year-old sons.
The boys died in the accident.
Hammer remained on the scene after the collision, but Kirkpatrick fled the accident and about a day later found by police.
Hammer was sentenced to seven years of prison last September and would serve 10 years of probation at the same time.

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Nine injured, including 6 children, in FM 812 accident

DALE, TX (TRAVIS COUNTY)– Nine people, including six children, were injured in an accident yesterday southeast of Austin, on Farm to Market Road 812, according to the official Twitter account of Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened around 7:45 p.m. at the 13900 block of FM 812. Currently, the circumstances of the crash and the identities of the victims are unknown.

A teenager was airlifted to Dell Children’s Medical Center with injuries that were serious, although not expected to be life-threatening. One child was transported to the same hospital with potentially serious injuries.

The remaining patients, except for one who refused treatment, were taken to various local hospitals for the treatment of minor injuries.

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.