Car smashes into food truck ‘leaving at least 9’ hospitalised in big collision

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Nine people have been injured after a car crashed into a food truck on Friday (April 8) night.

The incident took place shortly after 8:15pm in Austin, Texas, and the driver of one vehicle was among the nine taken to hospital.

Austin-Travis County EMS crews responded to the scene, where officials reported that two vehicles got into a T-bone crash, pushing one of the cars into a crowd of pedestrians at a food truck.

Witnesses described the impact as sounding like an explosion.

Austin's EMS confirmed that nine people, all adults, were taken to hospital – two with potentially life-threatening injuries and seven with less severe injuries.

Two patients were evaluated at the scene and declined to go to the hospital explained the Public Information Officer.

The collision occurred in a popular area near downtown Austin where there are frequently several food carts stationed.

Nine ambulances, two district commanders, and other administrative workers responded to the area.

Photos shared on social media showed shocked customers sitting on benches outside the food truck.

Eyewitnesses told KVUE that a a white Ford F-250 pick-up truck was speeding and hit a turning Scion tC sedan, with the sedan spinning off the road and hitting the Holla Mode food truck.

The white pick-up then drove onto the sidewalk and into a nearby bicycle rack.

Police said the roads weren't slippery or dangerous because of any weather but that it was just a "normal Friday night in the ATX."

Mike Marut, a reporter with KVUE, tweeted: "Talking to a Chuy's employee and manager who ran outside right after it happened, they tell me they saw people trapped under the silver car.

"Deaf and hard of hearing people were outside, didn't hear the crash, and were hit. Manager described one with a severe leg injury.'"

Sgt Moore with the Austin Police Department said that the drivers of the vehicles were cooperating, but it was too soon to say whether there would be any charges filed.

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