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Austin – Two Children Hospitalized in a Crash on FM 812

Posted on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 at 1:17 pm    

The Austin Police Department is conducting an investigation about a vehicle collision on Farm to Market Road 812 in southeast Travis County Sunday.

According to an Austin-Travis County EMS tweet, the incident happened just after 4:00 p.m on Farm to Market Road 812 and Farm to Market Road 973. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man with two children in the wreckage.

The male victim, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced deceased. The two children were immediately rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries was not disclosed at this time.

Local investigators were called on to the scene to determine the circumstances surrounding the accident. Anyone who has information about the case should contact the authorities.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victim. We are hoping and praying for their fast recovery.

Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.

Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.


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