DPS trooper taken to a hospital after crash in downtown Austin Saturday morning


AUSTIN (KXAN) — A DPS trooper was taken to a hospital following a collision between a car and his motorcycle in downtown Austin Saturday morning.

The crash happened at the intersection of 15th Street and Lavaca Street at 11:27 a.m.

Sergeant Deon Cockrell said the trooper did not suffer any major injuries or broken bones, but he was transported to a hospital.

The trooper was stationed at the State Capitol for a planned rally by teachers and school employees protesting Texas’ plan to reopen schools, DPS said.

He was traveling westbound through the intersection on 15th Street with his emergency lights on when a 2006 Mazda traveling eastbound on 15th turned left in front of the trooper. He was hit by the right passenger side of the Mazda, DPS said.

DPS trooper hospitalized after crash
A DPS trooper was hospitalized following a crash between a car and his motorcycle in downtown Austin Saturday. (KXAN/Alex Hoder)

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