Posted on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 at 12:00 am
On February 15, 2022, a car accident between two vehicles left one person dead and a vehicle in flames on the 9100 block of US 183 in Austin, TX.
Details About the Austin Car Accident
One person is deceased and the other was severely injured.
According to authorities, first responders arrived at the scene of the car accident with one car in flames, and the other vehicle collided into a building. It is unclear which building the other vehicle crashed into.
One person was declared dead at the scene while the other was taken to the hospital to be treated for their severe injuries. Authorities warn to expect traffic delays in the area for a few hours.
What to Do if Your Vehicle Catches on Fire After an Accident?
Dealing with the stress of being in an accident can be overwhelming for most, but if your vehicle were to catch on fire it can be traumatizing. If you are able to do so safely, here is what is recommended to do if your vehicle becomes engulfed in flames after a car accident:
- If possible, move your vehicle to a safe place, stop your car, and turn off the engine.
- Remove yourself and any passengers from the vehicle, and do not let anyone enter the burning vehicle to retrieve personal items.
- Move at least 100 feet away from the vehicle and warn bystanders and oncoming traffic.
- Call 911 as soon as you’re out of harm’s way.
- Stay away from oncoming traffic.
Our Austin Car Accident Lawyers Have Helped the Injured Seek Justice for More Than a Decade
For over 10 years, Laura Ramos James and her team of car accident attorneys have fought for Texans who have been harmed in personal injury accidents. Their experience in this field has given her the means and resources she needs to make sure that those who were injured get the compensation they deserve.
Don’t hesitate to file a car accident claim with an experienced car accident lawyer. The statute of limitations for filing for a car accident is two (2) years from when the accident took place.