First responders in Austin are tending to more than a dozen injured people after two cranes reportedly collided, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.
On Wednesday morning, the fire department received reports of the collision. Multiple ambulances responded to the scene in the 1600 block of Robert Browning Street.
FINAL: Structural Collapse incident at 1600 Robert Browning St; #ATCEMS Command advising total victim count of 22, patient count of 20 with 16 patient transports, 3 patient refusals & 3 no patients. #ATCEMS PIO responding to the incident for media briefing.— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) September 16, 2020
According to the latest update provided by the agency, at least 22 people are injured and 16 of them will be taken to the hospital.
Rescue attempts are underway to save a crane operator, authorities said.
Authorities are asking drivers to avoid the area if possible.