Teenager taken to hospital with serious injuries after crash on SH 71, expect closures

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A three-vehicle collision where one of the cars rolled over sent a teen to the hospital Thursday.

The Texas Department of Transportation said State Highway 71 closed in both directions for hours between Thomas Springs Road/Old Bee Cave Road and Southwest Parkway. The crash happened at 4:03 p.m. and the road reopened at 6:44 p.m.

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, a teenage boy was transported to St. David’s South Austin with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.

ATCEMS says the scene was cleared around 4:49 p.m., with additional patients refusing treatment.

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