Austin, TX (December 30, 2023) – A motor vehicle accident took place in Austin on Saturday morning that sent one person to a local hospital with injuries. The accident was reported to law enforcement at approximately 2:30 a.m. on December 30.
Local law enforcement reports indicate that three vehicles collided in the 2400 block of US Highway 183. The incident blocks multiple southbound lanes of the road, causing delays in the area. One person was trapped in their vehicle and had to be extricated by the Austin Fire Department. The victim was declared a trauma alert and rushed by ambulance to a local hospital. At this time, the crash is being investigated.
We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.
Car Accidents in Texas
Each year, tens of thousands of victims sustain injuries as a result of auto collisions that take place in Texas. Those involved in these accidents are left with severe trauma to the head, broken bones, and other significant injuries that require medical care.
Although accidents can take place at any location, more than one-third of all collisions take place at intersections. As you can imagine, acts of negligence contribute to a significant number of these accidents taking place.
Common Causes of Intersection Crashes
Accidents can take place at intersections for a variety of reasons. In most cases, these crashes are preventable. Common factors in intersection crashes include:
- Failure to Yield the Right of Way: Neglecting to yield the right of way to another vehicle, especially in situations like left-turn accidents.
- Impaired Driving: Alcohol or drug impairment impairs judgment and coordination, making it difficult to navigate intersections safely.
- Running Red Lights or Stop Signs: Drivers failing to obey traffic signals and signs can lead to dangerous T-bone or broadside collisions.
- Distracted Driving: Using cell phones, adjusting the radio, or other distractions can lead to inattentiveness and collisions.
If you have been harmed as a result of an automobile accident that took place at an intersection in Texas, you may have legal options that can help you move forward. It is in your best interest to reach out to a San Antonio car accident lawyer right away. An attorney will be able to help you take legal action against the responsible party.
Call Our Team Today for Help
At The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, our top priority is helping clients who have suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence. Our team understands the challenges that come with recovering from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, and we are here to fight for your rights. Our team takes the time to get to know each client personally, prepare them for what to expect during their case and keep them informed every step of the way. You can trust in our experience and dedication as we fight for your rights and provide peace of mind during this difficult time. Contact us today for a free consultation at (210) 226-2000.
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