Car crashes through emergency room, 10 people injured, one dead

AUSTIN, TX – A tragic incident unfolded at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center’s emergency room on Tuesday when a sedan plowed into the facility, resulting in one fatality and five injuries. The driver of the car, who lost his life in the collision, was confirmed dead by local authorities.

The Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS) reported the incident via social media, noting that it occurred at approximately 5:38 p.m. The vehicle’s impact left a total of 10 people wounded, eight of whom were awaiting transport to other regional hospitals as of 9 p.m. EST on the same day.

Among the injured were two children, who were rushed to Dell Children’s Hospital, and two adults, who were transported to different medical facilities. Another adult, critically injured, was taken to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center.

In response to the crash, both the Austin Fire Department and a hazmat task force were on the scene. The Austin Police Department, in a recent update, stated that the incident did not seem to be a deliberate act, thereby assuring there was no immediate threat to the public.

Vehicular homicide detectives from the Austin Police Department were present at the scene to investigate the circumstances leading up to the crash. Meanwhile, local drivers were advised to steer clear of the area.