Car Crashes Into Texas Emergency Room

A vehicle rammed its way into the emergency room of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center on Tuesday. According to authorities, the incident happened in the evening as the Austin Police Department, the Austin Fire Department and Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services responded to the incident at 5:38 p.m. CST.

According to CNN, the person driving the car died. Five people were injured in the crash, including a child and an adult who were in critical condition. One of the injured was reportedly admitted to St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, where the crash happened.

Before the number was reduced, initial reports said that at least 11 people got injured in the crash.

The Austin Police Department has said that the accident does not pose a threat to the general public as they do not believe the crash was intentional. From a video clip of the incident, the driver appeared to be incapacitated as the car’s engine kept going and smoke was coming out of the tires as people around panicked.

During an interview with CNN, a witness who was in the hospital at the time of the incident described the scene.

“At first I thought it was an explosion. Then I heard screaming and saw the smoke coming from the ER entrance,” the witness identified as Stephen Hughes said.

However, investigation is still ongoing, as the department released a statement, saying, “There is no threat to the general public. Based off preliminary information and details gathered at this time, this incident does not appear to be an intentional act. APD officers continue to assist our first responder partners, and the investigation is ongoing.”