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One injured, one missing after crash near Lake Travis

TRAVIS COUNTY, TX- One victim was seriously injured and another potential victim missing after being ejected from a vehicle in an early Saturday crash near Lake Travis, according to Fox 7 News.

On early Saturday, a truck hit a guardrail on FM 1431 and ejected the driver and the potential passenger after rolling. The truck caught on fire in the accident. After the accident, officials arrived at the scene and were able to locate the driver, who was transported to an area hospital. However, the alleged passenger was still missing after Saturday night. Officials are attempting to locate the passenger, but the information about there being a passenger involved in the accident may have been incorrect.

This accident is still under investigation. We will be monitoring for updates.

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 Should you find details that are out of date or incorrect, please let us know so we may update the post to contain the most current information.

Late night crash shuts down lanes on SH-71

TRAVIS COUNTY, TX  – Officials with the Travis County Sheriff’s office were forced to close off at least one lane on State Highway 71 following a crash late Tuesday night.

According to the Autin-Travis County traffic report page, the accident happened on SH-71 westbound near Doctor Scott Drive just after 11:00 p.m. No word on if any injuries were sustained as a result of the crash has been made available.

Authorities have closed off the westbound lanes on SH-71 following the crash and are urging drivers to find an alternate route around the collision throughout Tuesday night and into early Wednesday morning.

We will continue to follow this developing story and provide any updates as they are released by the Travis County Sheriff’s office.

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 Texas 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.