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


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At least 11 people were injured, two of them seriously, after a T-bone collision between two vehicles pushed into a group of pedestrians standing in front of a food truck in Austin Friday night, officials said.

The “major collision” occurred around 8:18 p.m. at the intersection of Barton Springs Road and Sterzing Street, where some food trucks were lined up, Christa Stedman, the public information officer for Austin-Travis County EMS, told reporters at the scene.

The crash was a “T-bone-style collision” that forced one of the vehicles “into a group of pedestrians 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 walked away from the crime scene.

Two victims suffered potentially 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 were transported to South Austin Medical Center.

Two people suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in the accident.
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Food truck crash scene in Austin, Texas
The cause of the accident is not known to police at this time.
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An Austin Police Department spokesman said both vehicles were occupied solely by their respective drivers.

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

It’s not clear if the food truck was in operation 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 still ongoing.

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