Crash injures 11 at Deaf Conference in Austin

A car crash in Austin left 11 people injured, most of whom were in town for a deaf conference.

Image from KVUE-TV video


One vehicle t-boned the other, pushing it into a crowd standing at a food truck on Barton Springs Road. Sorenson released a statement saying ten of the people hurt worked for the company and were there to attend a DeafNation Expo at Palmer Events Center.


KVUE-TV has a video report (below) or read the story here.

Here is a report from an emergency responder about the accident:


Sorenson released this statement:

We are devastated to report that on Fri., April 8, 10 Sorenson employees who were in Austin, Texas preparing to attend a DeafNation Expo were injured when two vehicles collided at an intersection, sending one vehicle into the Sorenson group which had gathered near a food truck. The injured employees were transported to two local hospitals and treated for varying degrees of serious injuries.
“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.”