11 injured in Northeast Austin crash

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Eleven people were taken to the hospital following a crash in Northeast Austin Sunday night.

At least four of the injuries are considered life-threatening, police said.

First responders were called to the intersection of southbound Ed Bluestein — also U.S. Highway 183 in that area — service road and westbound U.S. Highway 290 at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday.

Police say the crash happened in the middle of the intersection and involved a Mitsubishi Galant and a Ford F-150. Both cars rolled over.

Medics transported four children to Dell Children’s Medical Center and seven adults to University Medical Center Brackenridge. Three of the children and two of the adults were in critical condition.

Six people were riding in the Mitsubishi, and five people were inside the Ford F-150 at the time of the crash, police said.

Police do not know if alcohol played a role in the wreck. They are also looking into the possibility that one of the drivers ran a red light.

The intersection was closed for several hours as police investigated.

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