• September 07, 2022

Two Killed, Two Injured in Truck Accident on I-35 in Austin, TX

Austin, TX — September 6, 2022, two people died and two were injured when a commercial truck and a sedan collided on Interstate 35 in downtown Austin.

Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 8:30 a.m. along the 600 block of southbound I-35 near Exit 234-A toward Cesar Chavez. Preliminary investigation suggests that a garbage compactor truck was southbound on the highway when it crashed into the back of a sedan. The impact pushed the car into the back of a second garbage truck. 

The driver and passenger of the sedan died on scene.  Both truck drivers were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Truck Accident on I-35 in Austin

There's no telling at this point how this specific incident happened, but its aftermath is clearly tragic and that's more than reason enough to investigate it carefully and thoroughly. Not only does everyone affected deserve to know the whole story, but clear evidence of what happened might be needed if the families of the people who lost their lives decide to seek help from the company behind the truck that hit them.

I'm not saying I know any more than the few details the news can convey. There's still plenty of work to do finding out what exactly happened, to say nothing of specifically how or why things went that way. Hopefully police will invest the time and resources necessary to learn the whole story; of course, experience has taught me that other priorities may pull them away before the work is well and truly done.

Incomplete or incorrect police and news reports sometimes cause a great deal of trouble for victims or families seeking answers and help, which is why it's sometimes best to get assistance from independent investigators to fill in the blanks those leave behind.

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