Austin, TX – Tarrytown Car Accident & Gas Explosion at Exposition Blvd Under APD Investigation
Austin, TX (August 19, 2021) – A Tesla was completely burned after its driver crashed into a traffic light pole and a gas pump in an Austin neighborhood on Thursday morning, August 12.
Authorities with the Austin Fire Department were on the scene at the 2600 block of Exposition Boulevard, near Westover Road in Tarrytown, before 2:00 a.m. The driver, identified only as a male minor, was driving a Tesla Model X when he lost control for unknown reasons and crashed into a gas pump at a Shell station.
The wreck caused a fire and subsequent gas explosion, per officers with the Austin Police Department. EMS units were on-scene to treat injured victims, though the extent of their injuries is unknown.
The driver was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Austin firefighters had to use additional precautions due to re-ignition from the car’s battery pack.
Officials said they are investigating the explosion and fire and have not released further details.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for her full recovery.
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