BREAKING NEWS: Eleven injured – two with potentially life-threatening injuries – as car crashes into Austin food truck
- Eleven people have been injured in Austin, Texas, after a car crashed into a food truck on Friday night, Austin-Travis County EMS confirmed
- The crash, near Butler Metro Park, happened after two vehicles collided and one of those vehicles struck the food truck
- Captain Christa Steadman of Austin EMS said it was ‘a t-bone type collision and one of the vehicles was pushed into the pedestrians near the food truck’
- A sedan slammed into the food truck and a white pick-up truck careened onto the sidewalk
- Nine patients, all adults, were transported to hospital – two with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries, and seven with non-life-threatening
- The driver of one of the vehicles was among the nine taken to hospital; the driver of the other was one of the three lightly injured but not requiring treatment
Eleven people have been injured – two of them critically – after a car crashed into a food truck in Austin, Texas on Friday night.
The incident took place shortly after 8:15pm at 1800 Barton Springs Rd, Austin’s EMS said.
They confirmed that nine people, all adults, were taken to hospital – two with potentially life-threatening injuries, and seven with less severe injuries.
The driver of one vehicle was among the nine taken to hospital; the other was lightly hurt and did not require hospital treatment.
The crash, near Butler Metro Park, happened after two vehicles collided, the emergency services agency said.
Captain Christa Steadman said the accident was ‘a t-bone type collision, and one of the vehicles was pushed into the pedestrians near the food truck.’
Eyewitnesses told KVUE that a a white pick-up truck was speeding and hit a turning sedan, with the sedan spinning off the road and hitting the Holla Mode food truck.
The white pick-up then careened onto the sidewalk, into a nearby bicycle rack.
Mike Marut, a reporter with KVUE, tweeted: ‘Talking to a Chuy’s employee and manager who ran outside right after it happened, they tell me they saw people trapped under the silver car.
‘Deaf and hard of hearing people were outside, didn’t hear the crash, and were hit. Manager described one with a severe leg injury.’
A spokesman for Austin police told DailyMail.com they were unable to confirm that some of the injured were deaf.
A car crashed into a food truck in Austin, Texas, on Friday night
The white pick-up truck can be seen to the left, and the sedan, which slammed into the food truck, on the right of the picture
A witness told KVUE that he saw a white pick-up truck speeding westbound, traveling about 85 miles per hour – well above the speed limit.
He said the collision with the sedan sounded ‘like an explosion, like a bomb.’
Photos shared on social media showed dazed customers sitting on benches outside the food truck.
The white pick-up appeared to have crashed into some bicycles – a Metro Bike docking station was next to the Holla Mode food truck.
Sgt Moore with the Austin Police Department said that the drivers of the vehicles were cooperating, but it was too soon to say whether there would be any charges filed.
Customers outside Holla Mode food truck, in Barton Springs, were hit by the out-of-control car on Friday evening