News: At least one person severely hurt in Mopac Expy accident
AUSTIN, TX – At least one person was severely injured during an icy-weather crash on the Mopac Expressway early this morning, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.
Multiple #ATCEMS, @AustinFireInfo & @Austin_Police responding & on scene N Mopac Expy Sb/Parmer To Mopac Sb Ramp (05:18) Multiple patients involved, 1 trauma alert patient transported St. David’s Round Rock. Other being evaluated. Avoid the area. #MoveOverSlowDown. More to follow— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) February 12, 2021
The accident happened at about 5:15 a.m. in north Austin, on the ramp between Parmer Lane and N Mopac Expressway southbound.
One person was declared a trauma alert and was taken to the hospital in Round Rock for treatment.
Multiple victims were being evaluated by EMS at 5:51 a.m. and would possibly receive further treatment, though further updates were not immediately anticipated.
Multiple collisions were reported in the area due to icy roadways, which had impacted travel across the city, including a 26-vehicle pileup on Thursday morning.
With such frigid temperatures and more rain, roads can be slick this morning. Crews are treating as necessary but don’t travel unless you absolutely must. Visit https://t.co/FA8rsTh6VJ for road conditions. #TxDOTwx #BeSafeDriveSmart #EndTheStreakTX pic.twitter.com/u495NzuDTF— TxDOT Austin (@TxDOTAustin) February 12, 2021
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a crash due to poor roadway maintenance, you may be eligible for compensation. The skilled Austin car accident lawyer at the Loewy Law Firm can help. Contact Adam Loewy today at 512-280-0800 or by filling out a contact form.