Crash alert: 4 injured, including child, in multi-vehicle wreck in SW Austin

AUSTIN, TX – Austin-Travis County EMS tweeted that it was on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash that left four people injured on Tuesday.

The accident occurred in the area of State Highway 71 and Thomas Springs Road in southwest Austin shortly before 2 p.m.  When rescue crews arrived, they had to extricate one person from one of the vehicles.

One adult suffered injuries described as serious and potentially life-threatening. That victim was transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.  Another adult and a child were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.  A fourth person refused to be transported.

Authorities said the crash damaged a hydrant and brought wires down into the roadway. Motorists were advised to expect delays and closures, and to avoid the area.

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