In what locals at the scene have described as a grisly tableau of metal and glass, emergency services rushed to a harrowing scene Wednesday afternoon on Research Boulevard. Austin-Travis County EMS and firefighters from the Austin Fire Department responded to a distress call involving a vehicle that had careened into a nearby building at 8998 RESEARCH BLVD SVRD SB, leaving two passengers trapped—a sight all too common on the roads of Austin, yet one that never fails to chill the blood of onlookers and first responders alike.
Vehicle Rescue at 8998 RESEARCH BLVD SVRD SB (13:16). #ATCEMS & @AustinFireInfo are on scene of a single vehicle into a building, with two patients pinned inside the vehicle, one is reportedly unconscious. Expect #ATXTraffic delays around the scene, more info to follow. pic.twitter.com/bU39mLICjZ— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) November 30, 2023
The initial post reported the incident at approximately 1:16 p.m., painting a stark picture of the urgency: one individual unconscious, with another pinned inside the wreckage, as stated in the Austin-Travis County EMS.