News: Person critically injured in pedestrian collision on Congress Ave

AUSTIN, TX ā€“ One person was hospitalized following a pedestrian crash on Congress Avenue this evening, according to the Austin-Travis County EMS.

FINAL #ATCEMSMedics have declared a Trauma Alert on & are transporting an adult patient from an Auto vs Pedestrian Collision at E Mockingbird Ln/ S Congress Ave (20:49), to South Austin Medical Center with critical, life threatening injuries. No other information availableā€” ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) May 12, 2021

The crash occurred near the intersection of S Congress Ave and E Mockingbird Lane at 8:49 p.m., when a driver struck an adult pedestrian.

The victim was declared a trauma alert, then taken to South Austin Medical Center with severe, life-threatening injuries.

Their identity and the cause of the crash were not immediately available.

Pedestrians have very little protection against the impact of a vehicle, which is why these collisions are often so devastating. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a crash in the area, contact an Austin pedestrian crash lawyer today. You may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills and other expenses.