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AUSTIN, TX. — A semi truck accident involving a passenger vehicle occurred on Thursday, August 30, that temporarily shut down the westbound Texas 71 just east of U.S. 183 in East Austin, according to the police.

Map showing location of a semi truck accident on the westbound side of Texas 71 just east of U.S. Route 183 on August 30, 2012. The big rig jackknifed and rolled over blocking traffic.

The accident happened at about 8:30 a.m. when the 18 wheeler tried to cross all lanes of traffic, jack-knifed and eventually rolled on its side.

Senior officer Veneza Bremner told the media that at least two people were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with injuries but that they were not considered life-threatening.

Austin fire crews were called to the scene to clean a spill, Bremner said, though she did not know what the truck was carrying. According to the fire department, no chemicals or hazardous materials were reported spilled.

The Texas 71 was open and clear by early afternoon.

The incident remains under investigation at the is time.


Posted by Austin truck accident lawyer Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP

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