NW Austin Car Crash Smashes into Tree, Sending Two to Hospital

A car slammed into a tree early Thursday morning, January 11th, 2024, near northwest Austin. Two people sustained injuries and were transported to local hospitals.

Incident Details

CBS Austin reports that approximately around 12:07 A.M, a car crashed into a tree on Spicewood Springs Road in northwest Austin. Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the scene and found one person pinned inside the vehicle. Firefighters from the Austin Fire Department successfully extricated the individual.

Both the driver and the passenger in the car were transported to local hospitals with potentially harmful injuries. One patient was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center, while the other was transported to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by the Austin Police Department. No details about the individuals involved or the type of vehicle have been released yet.

2022 Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

The following information about Texas and San Antonio accidents was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 4,481 people were killed in Texas traffic crashes in 2022, marking a .36% decrease from the 4,497 deaths reported in 2021.
  • 51.42% of traffic deaths occurred in rural areas of the state, and 636 deaths were attributed to head-on collisions.
  • An additional 15,299 people were injured in Texas traffic crashes in 2021 with 18,880 people suffering serious, incapacitating injuries.
  • Based on reportable crash data for the year:
    • One person was killed in a crash in Texas every 1 hour and 57 minutes
    • A person was injured every 2 minutes and 9 seconds
    • A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds

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