Austin, TX (December 11, 2023) – A fatal accident reported in the Austin area on Sunday morning claimed the life of one person while leaving a second victim injured. Calls for help were received at around 10:20 a.m. on December 10.
According to reports provided by the Austin Travis County EMS, a semi-truck tractor-trailer and a second vehicle collided in the 11,000 block of Farm to Market Road 969. The incident blocked multiple lanes of the roadway, causing delays throughout the area. Authorities responded to the scene to remove the damaged vehicles from the road. Paramedics provided care to two victims while on site.
One of the victims was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of the injuries they suffered. The victim was identified only as an adult. A second adult victim was injured in the crash. The victim was transported by ATC EMS to Dell Seton Medical Center for emergency care. At this time, investigations into the crash are ongoing.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
Our sympathies are with the family of the victim killed in this crash.
Car Accidents in Texas
In Texas, at least one person is injured in an automobile accident every two minutes. These accidents are often caused by negligence. Common factors in automobile accidents across our state include:
- Driving too fast
- Driving while impaired
- Using cell phones while behind the wheel
- Changing lanes in an improper manner
- Driving recklessly
After being harmed or losing a loved one in an accident, you may have the legal option to take action against the person responsible.
What to Do After a Crash
It is important to take several steps after an automobile accident to protect your rights. You will want to contact law enforcement first to ensure your rights are protected. The police and emergency medical services should respond to the scene. This will help to ensure that the accident is documented and that you get medical care for your injuries.
It is a good idea to gather evidence at the scene of the accident. This might include witness names and contact information, the names and insurance information of others involved, and pictures of the scene of the accident.
Finally, you should contact a Texas car accident lawyer as soon as possible to begin your claim for compensation.
Let Us Support You
Navigating the legal system after losing a loved one in a fatal accident can be quite challenging, especially when combined with the additional strain of legal proceedings. That’s why it’s crucial to enlist the assistance of a dedicated and seasoned personal injury attorney. At The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we comprehend the difficulties that may arise following the loss of a loved one due to a fatal accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
Our team is devoted to delivering assertive advocacy for individuals in San Antonio, TX, allowing them to concentrate on their recovery while we manage the legal aspects of their case. We are committed to keeping our clients well-informed at every stage and going the extra mile to safeguard their best interests. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to another party’s actions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a complimentary consultation at (210) 226-2000.
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Disclaimer: This post is purely informational and does not serve as a call for business. The information presented here should not be interpreted as legal or medical counsel. Additionally, the accompanying photograph is illustrative and was not captured at the actual site of the incident.