Victim Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries in Austin Collision


Several people were seriously hurt in an accident earlier this month when a truck skidded into a tree on Interstate 35 in Austin, Texas.

About the South Austin I-35 Accident

According to KXAN News, the accident left three individuals hospitalized at the South Austin Medical Center. Preliminary reports said the truck slammed into a  tree at the 10700 block of southbound I-35 on the evening of January 1.

Austin-Travis County EMS were immediately tasked with rescuing the victims. One of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries and a second suffered serious injuries. The third occupant sustained only minor injuries.

Official ATCEMS Tweets:

  • Multiple #ATCEMS, @AustinFireInfo & @Austin_Police responding to reported single Auto v Tree collision at 10700 S IH 35 SB (18:44); Initial unconfirmed reports of 2 unconscious patients. Expect traffic delays in the area. More to Follow…
  • FINAL: Auto v Tree collision at 10700 S IH 35 SB; 3 total adult pt’s. #ATCEMSMedics have transported all pt’s to SAMC, 1 w/critical life-threatening inj’s, 2nd w/serious, potentially life-threatening inj’s & 3rd w/minor inj’s. Expect continued delays in the area for investigation

Crashes and Injuries in Austin 2019 Stats (TxDot)

  • Fatal Crashes: 89
  • Fatalities: 91
  • Total Crashes: 15,605

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