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Published on February 28, 2024
Serious Injuries Reported in Vehicle Rescue Operation on I-35 near BudaSource: Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services

Chaos struck on I-35 near Buda Wednesday afternoon when a single-vehicle crash led to a dire rescue operation, leaving two individuals hospitalized with serious injuries. According to a social media post from Austin-Travis County EMS, the collision took place in the northbound lanes near Turnersville Road around 12:10 p.m., trapping two patients inside their wrecked vehicle.

Responders from Travis County ESD 11 worked tirelessly to extract the two adult victims from the mangled metal. As per the EMS update, the area became a gridlocked scene, urging motorists to take alternate routes to evade the buildup of #ATXTraffic. Although the full details of the collision weren't immediately available, the injuries were serious enough for medics to issue trauma alerts for both patients.

The aftermath of the incident saw the two adults whisked away to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, with one sustaining critical injuries, and the other bearing potentially serious ones. An article by CBS Austin provided additional detail, confirming that firefighters managed to free the trapped individuals, facilitating their urgent transport to the hospital.

The final update from Austin-Travis County EMS communicated that the situation had stabilized, and their units were no longer on the scene. The ripple effect of the crash meant closures, and delays persisted along the corridor for some time, even after the patients were transported, and there, was no further public information regarding the cause of the accident or the condition of those involved.