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Two-Vehicle Accident In Austin Leaves One Dead, More With Critical Injuries

Austin police are working to figure out what caused a fatal car accident that took place on North Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360) near Westlake Drive on October 26. According to authorities, a vehicle carrying four passengers was rear-ended in a two-vehicle accident that inflicted critical or life-threatening injuries on three people, including one young woman who later died from her injuries. If you have suffered serious injuries in a Texas car accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal collision, contact our reputable attorneys at Bandas Law Firm today for legal help. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the person or party found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue financial compensation for your losses.


According to police, the fatal accident took place just before 10 p.m. on October 26, when a Nissan was rear-ended by a Hyundai in the 3800 block of Loop 360. The Nissan was reportedly carrying four passengers, including 26-year-old Jennifer Jean Malin, who went into cardiac arrest after the collision and was pronounced dead a short time later. Five people total were involved in the Texas car accident, and three were transported to the University Medical Center Brackenridge with critical or life-threatening injuries. The Hyundai that allegedly struck the Nissan was found in the bushes off the roadway, and police have reported that alcohol may have played a role in the collision.


The two-vehicle accident on North Capital of Texas Highway was Austin’s 63rd fatal traffic crash of 2013 – the fifth in one week – and represents the city’s 65th traffic accident death so far this year. These statistics shed light on the prevalence of serious car accidents in Texas and throughout the United States, many of which result in devastating injuries or tragic loss of life for victims. If you have suffered car accident injuries in Corpus Christi, or elsewhere in Texas, consult our skilled personal injury lawyers at Bandas Law Firm as soon as possible to discuss your legal options. Our law firm is located in Corpus Christi, and our attorneys have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of car accident victims throughout the state of Texas.