Travis County Sees Spike in Deadly Crashes Over Three-Day Period
by lauraramos | October 25th, 2023 | Auto Accidents
Five people died in five separate auto accidents in Travis County starting on Saturday, October 21, and ending on Monday, October 23. This is a considerable spike compared to the average number of deadly crashes Travis County sees per year.
Keep reading to learn about the deadly accidents and facts surrounding deadly accidents in Travis County from the team at Ramos James Law, your Austin accident lawyers.
The Deadly Travis County Accidents
The first deadly accident happened on Saturday near Manor, Texas. Two vehicles were involved in a crash at 13601-14125 North State Highway 130 in the northbound lanes, according to a post by emergency responders. One adult was pronounced dead on the scene and another was transported to a hospital with potentially serious injuries.
The second accident occurred at around 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 22. A pedestrian was on the Interstate 35 frontage road at Braker Lane in Austin when they were struck by a car. An adult died on the scene, according to emergency responders.
The third accident also happened on Sunday at around 9:37 a.m. in nearly the same location as the first deadly accident. The accident was at 13601-13749 North SH 130 service road, northbound. Again, one adult was pronounced dead on the scene.
The fourth accident occurred later the same day just before 3:40 p.m. in Austin. The accident happened at the intersection of Corpus Christi Drive and West Parmer Lane and involved two vehicles. One person was pronounced dead on the scene and another was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The final accident happened on Monday just before 1:30 p.m. on the same highway as the first and third crashes. Two vehicles were involved in the crash on State Highway 130 service road, southbound, at Maha Loop in southeast Travis County. Emergency responders initiated CPR on one adult, but the individual succumbed to their injuries on the scene. Two more adults were evaluated for minor injuries but refused hospital treatment.
How Many Deadly Accidents Happen in Travis County?
With five deadly accidents happening in such quick succession, you might be asking yourself just how many fatal crashes happen in Travis County. The answer might not be as high as you think.
In 2022, there were just 162 deadly accidents in Travis County. That’s one deadly accident roughly every 31 hours. While each death is a tragedy, that still only represents about 1% of all Travis County accidents. This means Travis County accidents are slightly more dangerous than the state average, but five deaths in three days is still very high.