2 people taken to a hospital after crash breaks waterline pipe in downtown Austin


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Two people were taken to a hospital after a car crashed into and broke a waterline pipe in downtown Austin on Saturday morning.

Emergency crews sealed off the area of the crash, which happened at the intersection of West Sixth Street and Guadalupe Street and caused water to gush into the road.

The Austin Police Department said two people were taken to a hospital after the crash at 10:30 a.m. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Waterline pipe broken by crash in downtown Austin (Picture: KXAN/Todd Bynum)

Photos taken by a KXAN photographer show a damaged vehicle at the scene of the incident.

Austin Water sent a crew to the scene, and repairs were completed after hours of work.

People were asked to avoid the intersection where water was spilling out into the road.

Austin Water said a water hydrant was also damaged in the crash. Some properties on Guadalupe Road between 5th and 6th Street did not have access to their supply while repairs were made.

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