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Crash alert: Multi-vehicle accident in north Austin leaves 7 injured, 2 seriously

AUSTIN, TX – A multi-vehicle accident in north Austin over the weekend left seven people injured, KXAN reports. A total of four vehicles were involved in the wreck Saturday in the area of North Lamar Boulevard and West Parmer Lane at about 11 a.m. Austin-Travis EMS emergency crews responded to the scene and rescued one

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FAQ: How much compensation do you get if you’re in a commercial plane crash?

It depends. There is no set amount for how much compensation you can get in a plane crash. The range of damages you obtain will depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to, your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, impairment or disfigurement, lost wages and/or the degree of negligence that resulted

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Crash alert: Semi and pickup involved in fatal collision in east Austin

AUSTIN, TX – The Austin Police Department reported that a semi-truck and a pickup truck were involved in a deadly collision in east Austin on Monday morning. The incident happened at the intersection of Ed Bluestein Boulevard and Loyola Lane at about 11:20 a.m.  According to police, a Freightliner semi and a Nissan pickup truck

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Crash alert: 1 hospitalized after vehicle crashes into tree in southwest Austin

AUSTIN, TX – Emergency crews responded to the scene of a crash in southwest Austin Tuesday that left one person injured, according to KXAN. The accident happened in the area of Slaughter Lane and Vinemont Drive, and was reported shortly after noon. Austin-Travis County EMS said a vehicle crashed into a tree at that location,

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Crash alert: Police identify victim of deadly motorcycle accident in southeast Austin

AUSTIN, TX – The victim of a deadly motorcycle crash in southeast Austin last month has been identified by police, according to KXAN. This is an update to a previous story. Austin Police said the man who died in the March 21 incident was 49-year-old Walter Munsel. He was pronounced dead at the scene after

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Crash alert: 2 Bastrop first responders hurt after being hit by suspected drunk driver

BASTROP, TX – Officials in Bastrop said two first responders were injured when they were struck by a suspected drunk driver Thursday evening. A city news release posted on Facebook said Assistant Fire Chief Eric DeArmitt and Police Sergeant Charles Sanford were investigating a crash on West Texas 71 when 53-year-old Kenneth Crawford of Bastrop

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Crash alert: 1 adult, 2 children injured in East Austin crash

AUSTIN, TX – Austin-Travis County EMS tweeted that it was on the scene of a crash in East Austin Friday night that left three people injured. Two vehicles were involved in the accident in the area of Ed Bluestein Boulevard and Loyola Lane that was reported shortly after 6 p.m. Trauma alerts were declared for

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FAQ: My family member drowned in a boating accident caused by someone’s carelessness. Can I sue that person?

Yes. If your family member is killed due to someone else’s negligence you need to speak to a personal injury lawyer immediately. There is a laundry list of things that should be done to preserve evidence and pursue your case. The initial shock and sadness of losing a family member is a heavy burden, you

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Crash alert: 17-year-old driver crashes into car in San Marcos following police chase

SAN MARCOS, TX – A teenage driver being chased by law enforcement authorities crashed into a car in San Marcos on Tuesday afternoon, according to KXAN. The Hays County Sheriff’s Office said deputies tried to pull over the driver, 17-year-old Christopher Rodriguez-Cerda, after he was seen speeding on Interstate 35 south while driving a Mercedes.

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Crash alert: Victim identified in crash between SUV and semi on Tuscany Way

AUSTIN, TX – The driver killed in a collision on Tuscany Way in Northeast Austin last week has been identified by police, according to the Austin American-Statesman. This is an update to a previous story. Austin police said the victim was 28-year-old Armando Garcia-Sanchez. Investigators said he was behind the wheel of a Honda Pilot

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