Statements on SXSW Crash
Updated: Thursday, March 13 2014, 11:55 AM CDT
"I have been made aware of the tragic accident that occurred early this morning near 10th and Red River. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, as well as those being treated in area hospitals. First responders rushed to the scene to provide aid to the victims. The Austin Police department is investigating this matter as allegedly involving drunk driving. If this is true, this fact angers me. Drunk driving is never acceptable, and can lead to deadly consequences."
-Lee Leffingwell, Mayor
Austin/Travis County EMS report
Austin/Travis County EMS received a call for a car through a barricade at a high rate of speed outside a SXSW venue this morning at 12:32 a.m.
ATCEMS treated and transported 25 patients (5 critical, 5 serious, 13 minimal) and ATCEMS pronounced 2 dead on scene.
Of the 5 critical, one patient had CPR performed and Medics obtained a return of pulses. All critical patients were transported from the scene in under 15 minutes and ALL patients were off the scene in 47 minutes to three area hospitals at 1:19 a.m.
ATCEMS handled the incident with 14 assets (3 special response units, 2 motorcycle medics, 7 ground ambulances, and 2 commanders). The incident covered a 2 block area on Red River St. from 9th to 11th.
Statement from St. David's HealthCare
A total of 17 patients were transported to St. David's HealthCare hospitals - 13 were taken to St. David's South Austin Medical Center, and four were taken to St. David's Medical Center. Of those patients, 13 of them were treated and released (or are in the process of being released). Of the remaining patients, one is in good condition; one is in fair condition; and two patients are in serious condition. .
Director of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications
St. David's HealthCare