Two small children and one adult were injured in an auto accident in Austin on Thursday afternoon on Lamar Boulevard.
Children Sustain Life-Threatening Injuries
According to the Austin American-Statesman, the two children were ejected from the same vehicle after a pick-up and four-door car crashed on Lamar Boulevard just south of Rundberg Lane.
Paramedics said the two children were transported via ambulance to Dell Children’s medical Center with potentially life-threatening injuries. The ages of the children have not been released. Responders did not comment on which car the children were traveling in.
The driver from the same vehicle that the children were ejected from was also hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not taken to the hospital.
Investigations into the accident are ongoing, and authorities have not determined who was at fault or whether the children were properly restrained.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,337 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013 – a 1.05 percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths reported in 2012.
- An additional 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013 with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.
- Using available crash data, TxDOT was able to estimate that:
- One person was killed in a traffic accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
- One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
- A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.