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Austin, TX – Bus Crash on I-35 near 11th St Takes Child’s Life

by | Mar 6, 2022 | Wrongful Death | 0 comments

Austin, TX (March 6, 2022) – A 6-year-old child has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Sunday afternoon in the Austin area. At around 2:45 p.m., on February 27, calls for assistance came in surrounding an auto accident on Interstate 35.

Reports from the police in Austin show that Chevrolet Impala ran a red light at the intersection of Interstate 35 and 11th Street. As a result, the vehicle collided with a CapMetro bus.

Two victims were trapped inside their vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters. Two children were rushed to Dell Children’s Medical Center with critical and life-threatening injuries. Three adults were rushed to Dell Seton Medical Center for the treatment of injuries.

Two other adults were transported to St David’s Medical Center for care.

On Thursday, March 3, the Austin Police Department confirmed that one of the two children, a 6-year-old girl, passed away from her injuries.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of the young child who lost her life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Texas

Austin, TX – Bus Crash on I-35 near 11th St Takes Child’s LifeMotor vehicle accidents reported in Texas claim the lives of more than 3,800 people each year. These accidents can often be contributed to some form of negligence. In fact, nearly 80% of accidents in our state are due to driver error. Some leading causes of collisions we see each year include:

  • Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Using cell phones to talk or text while driving
  • Eating while operating vehicles
  • Speeding
  • Driving recklessly

If your family has been impacted by a fatal car accident, chances are that you will deal with more than just emotional pain and suffering. Car accidents often cause overwhelming financial consequences as well. Your family will most likely have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses and deal with lost earnings. These and other financial burdens just make it more challenging to move forward. For this reason, it is crucial that you reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Austin as soon as possible. You may have legal options available to help you get justice.

Texas Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our Austin car accident lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm understand the challenges that bereaved families face after enduring the loss of a loved one. Dealing with their unexpected passing can be a challenge in itself.

Learning that your loved one has lost their life due to the actions of another driver can make it seem impossible to move forward. For this reason, our law firm is committed to taking all of the legal work off of your hands so you can grieve and spend time with your family while we fight to get you justice.

Our lawyers are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the legal options you have moving forward. Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers any time to schedule a meeting with our team by calling 210-340-5550.

Note: Our team used secondary sources when creating this post. These sources include but are not limited to local and state police reports, local news reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about the accident described. Our team has not independently verified all the facts surrounding this accident.  For this reason, if you locate any information that is incorrect, please let us know immediately so that we can correct the error. We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business and none of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.