AUSTIN (KXAN) — Nine people were taken to the hospital Friday night after a t-bone crash between two vehicles pushed one of them into a food truck and a group of people on Barton Springs Road, first responders said.

Austin-Travis County EMS said it happened at 1800 Barton Springs Rd. That’s near Sterzing Street and Barton Boulevard. The agency said it started getting multiple calls about the crash around 8:18 p.m., and by 8:24 p.m., its first ambulance arrived on scene.

KXAN’s Brianna Hollis was at the scene and said a truck and sedan were involved in the initial crash.

While there were 11 adults total involved, ATCEMS said only nine were taken to the hospital — one of them being the driver of one of the vehicles involved in the t-bone crash. 

Three patients went to Dell Seton:

  • One with potentially serious injuries
  • One with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries
  • One with non-life-threatening injuries

The other six were taken to South Austin Medical Center:

  • One with potentially serious injuries
  • One with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries 
  • Four with non-life-threatening injuries

Two of the patients were declared trauma alerts, which ATCEMS explained is a classification system used in conjunction with hospitals. It gives hospitals an advance notice that incoming patients may be in need of serious trauma services or an operating room, the agency said. 

The two other people who weren’t taken to the hospital refused treatment or transport, ATCEMS said.

“They may have been a little bit scraped up, but certainly not anything to need any kind of treatment or assessment or transport; they were able to walk away,” said ATCEMS Public Information Officer Capt. Christa Stedman. 

On Saturday, Sorenson, a communication device company based in Salt Lake City, says 10 of its employees were injured in the incident.

The group was in town for the DeafNation Expo, which is taking place at the Palmer Events Center on Saturday.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic event. Our hearts are with those in the Sorenson family who sustained injuries and with those impacted by the event,” said Sorenson CEO Jorge Rodriguez. “We continue to support them on their road to recovery and healing.”

Nine ambulances, two district commanders and administrative assets responded to the area.

  • Austin-Travis County EMS said several people are hurt after a vehicle reportedly crashed into a food truck and a group of pedestrians on Barton Springs Road. (KXAN Photo/Brianna Hollis)
  • Austin-Travis County EMS said several people are hurt after a vehicle reportedly crashed into a food truck and a group of pedestrians on Barton Springs Road. (KXAN Photo/Brianna Hollis)
  • Austin-Travis County EMS said several people are hurt after a vehicle reportedly crashed into a food truck and a group of pedestrians on Barton Springs Road. (KXAN Photo/Brianna Hollis)

Taylor Sezanne said she was picking up food nearby when she heard the t-bone crash happen.

“We heard a car speeding up, revving up, and then all of a sudden a huge pop, and we came out here as fast as we can to find this huge truck hit a tiny little car and made the biggest noise,” she recalled.

The Austin Police Department was also at the scene. It’s investigating the crash and said it’s too early to determine if any charges would be pending.

“I think that you should never be speeding, especially in the middle of Austin when there’s people walking around, and be extra careful driving, because anything can happen, and it happens within 10 seconds,” Sezanne said.