Austin, TX (October 31, 2023) – The Austin Police Department, Austin Fire Department, and the Austin-Travis County EMS responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Monday afternoon and ended in injuries.
At around 1:00 p.m. on October 30, a collision between two vehicles occurred in the area of 10408 W. US Highway 290. The incident prompted the police and firefighters to shut down the roadway near Baxter Lane.
One person was trapped inside their vehicle and had to be removed by firefighters. Two people were harmed in the crash and rushed to area hospitals as declared Trauma Alerts.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the two injured victims recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Texas
Thousands of people are injured every week in car crashes across Texas. Many of these accidents are a result of driver negligence. When drivers operate their vehicles in a manner that is reckless, it can have devastating consequences for other drivers nearby. The unfortunate truth is that we often see innocent people left with serious injuries that affect their lives forever as a result of collisions. Common injuries reported in auto collisions include:
- Internal bleeding
- Chest injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Pelvic injuries
- Abdominal injuries
- Airbag injuries
These and other injuries can be incredibly debilitating and require extensive medical care. Unfortunately, there are several reasons why we continue to see so many accidents occur.
What are the Leading Causes of Crashes?
There are various acts of negligence that continue to contribute to the high rate of automobile collisions reported in Texas every year. Some of the most common causes include:
- Distractions: When drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead of them, they will not see other cars nearby. As a result, they are likely to strike them and cause severe damage and harm. Common distractions include food, cell phones, and even passengers.
- Driver Fatigue: When drivers get behind the wheel while tired, they may not be able to operate their vehicle responsibly. Driving while fatigued increases the likelihood that a driver will fall asleep and drift into another lane.
- Reckless Actions: When drivers are reckless behind the wheel, it can have severe consequences. Unfortunately, many crashes take place as a result of drivers who swerve between lanes, tailgate, and engage in other reckless actions.
If another person’s negligence has caused you harm, you need to seek guidance from an Austin car accident lawyer right away.
Call Our Car Accident Lawyers Today
At The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we are committed to providing aggressive advocacy for our clients in Austin, TX. We understand the challenges you may face after an accident and strive to handle all legal aspects so you can focus on your recovery.
Our team believes in keeping our clients informed every step of the way and will go above and beyond to ensure their best interests are served. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another party’s actions, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation at (210) 226-2000. Let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
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