One Dead, Three Injured in Fatal Austin Car Crash
About the Fatal Austin Car Crash
- Authorities with the Austin Fire Department told reporters the accident happened at approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening on Harris Branch Parkway near East Parmer Lane.
- The exact details of the crash are unknown, but reports say it was a two-vehicle collision between a truck and car.
- One occupant of the truck was ejected in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
- Two children in the car sustained life-threatening injuries and are being treated at Dell Children’s Medical Center Brackenridge.
- The driver of the car was also seriously injured in the accident and is being treated at University Medical Center Brackenridge.
Seat Belt Safety Facts
According to the National Safety Council, “seat belts are the single most effective traffic safety device,” and can reduce the risk of being injured in a car crash by as much as 50 percent. Nationally, seat belt usage has risen over the years and averages about 88 percent across the country. However, certain groups such as teens, commercial drivers, males in rural areas, pick-up truck drivers, people driving at night, and people who have been drinking are less likely to buckle up. The NSC also notes that seat belt use is 13 percent higher in states with primary enforcement laws.