Shocking moment a car plows into Austin ER leaving at least one dead – EVOL

A car crashed into a Texas hospital´s emergency room Tuesday, killing the driver and injuring five other people, including a child with life-threatening injuries.

The car smashed into the lobby of the ER at St. David´s North Austin Medical Center shortly after 5:30 p.m., fire officials said at a nighttime news briefing. 

The driver was pulled from the car and received cardiopulmonary resuscitation but died in the ER, authorities said.  

The crash was under investigation and there was no immediate word on the cause but the Austin Police Department said it appeared to be unintentional.

Five other people in the ER lobby were injured. One was treated at the hospital while two adults and two children were taken to other hospitals, authorities said.

Of those transported, one child had critical life-threatening injuries and an adult had ‘serious, potentially life-threatening injuries’ while the other two victims had non-life threatening injuries, said Capt. Christa Stedman of Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services.

Photos showed a silver sedan with a mangled front end sitting entirely inside the lobby. 

Video of the incident showed several waiting room chairs



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