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Car crashes into Austin food truck, injuring at least 11 people

At least 11 people were injured, including two seriously, after a T-bone crash between two vehicles pushed one into a group of pedestrians standing outside a food truck in Austin on Friday night, officials said.

The “big collision” happened around 8:18 p.m. at the intersection of Barton Springs Road and Vipiteno Street, where some food trucks had been set up, Austin-Travis County EMS public information officer Christa Stedman told reporters at the scene.

The accident was a “T-bone collision” that forced one of the vehicles “into a group of pedestrians that were near the food trucks,” Stedman said.

All 11 victims were adults, she said. Nine patients were taken to area hospitals and two others refused medical treatment or transport and left the scene.

Two victims suffered life-threatening injuries. Two others were seriously injured and five had non-life-threatening injuries.

Three patients were transported to Dell Seton Medical Center and six to South Austin Medical Center.

Scene of a food truck accident in Texas
Two people were critically injured in the impact.
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Scene of a food truck accident in Austin, Texas
The reason for the crash is not known to the police at this time.
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A spokesman for the Austin Police Department said both vehicles were occupied solely by their respective drivers.

Both drivers are cooperating in the investigation, police said. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital.

It’s not clear whether or not the food truck was operating at the time of the collision, but police said people were standing in front of the truck.

Police could not immediately confirm what led to the incident but said the investigation is ongoing.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/09/car-crashes-into-austin-food-truck-at-least-11-people-injured/ Car crashes into Austin food truck, injuring at least 11 people

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