Two Hospitalized Following Multi-Car Crash in Austin
Two people have been hospitalized with potentially serious injuries after a multi-vehicle crash in northwest Austin Wednesday morning.
Austin First Responders Cut Crash Victims from Wreckage
KXAN reports the crash occurred at 7:01 am at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 2222 and Farm-to-Market Road 620 in the Four Points area. Two people were trapped inside a vehicle and had to be extricated by responders.
EMS declared both of the victims trauma alerts and transported them to St. David’s Round Rock hospital with potentially serious injuries.
FM 2222 was closed near River Place Blvd following the crash, but traffic has been reopened.
The cause of the crash was not immediately available, and the accident remains under investigation.
Texas Car Accident Statistics
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 3,610 people were killed in traffic-related accidents in 2019. Of those traffic deaths:
- 1,866 occurred in rural areas of the state.
- 731 were linked to accidents occurring at intersections
- 600 were the result of head-on collisions
- 886 were caused by drunk driving
- 337 were caused by distracted driving
An additional 256,338 people were injured in traffic crashes with 15,843 people sustaining serious injuries.
Leading Causes of Accidents in Austin
Among the leading causes of traffic accidents in Austin are:
- Aggressive driving
- Driver inattention
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Drunk driving
- Failure to adhere to traffic signals and signs
- Unsafe turns
- Unsafe lane changes
- Mechanical defects
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