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Austin, TX – Tarrytown Car Accident & Gas Explosion at Exposition Blvd Under APD Investigation

By Burg Simpson
August 20, 2021
3 min read

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.

Gas Leaks & Explosions in Texas 

Explosion incidents across the United States claimed the lives of countless people every year. In many instances, explosions are caused by gas leaks, natural oil, and negligence. When victims lose their lives in explosions, their families are often forced to endure overwhelming consequences. 

There are few things worse than experiencing the loss of a loved one. Knowing your loved one died as a result of an incident that could have been prevented just makes the situation even more unbearable.

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Working with a national law firm will ensure you are in the best position possible to seek justice and compensation after enduring the loss of a loved one and working toward protecting others from being subjected to the same fate. Our Texas explosion injury attorneys at Burg Simpson have argued thousands of cases over the past four decades to ensure victims get the justice they deserve. 

Our team is committed to helping families rebuild their lives after losing loved ones and move forward in the best way imaginable. Our resources, nationwide reputation, and proven track record of success with helping victims and their families recover demonstrates the level of commitment our attorneys have for every client we work with. We strive to help families maximize their recoveries so they are able to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. 

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