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22 injured after crane collision in Austin, Texas, medics say

At least 22 people were injured after two cranes in East Austin collided Wednesday morning, Austin-Travis County medics said. [BRONTE WITTPENN/AMERiCAN-STATESMAN/TNS]

At least 22 people were injured after two cranes in East Austin collided Wednesday morning, Austin-Travis County medics said.

Austin-Travis County EMS medics responded at 9:38 a.m. to the 1600 block of Robert Browning Street, just north of Mueller Lake Park near Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Authorities report that least 22 people were injured Wednesday after two cranes collided near Dell Children’s Medical Center in East Austin. [TONY PLOHETSKI / AMERICAN-STATESMAN/TNS]

Eight ambulances are responding to the scene, and at least 20 people were being treated immediately. Rescuers were trying to reach a crane operator, medics said.

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The public is being advised to avoid the area if possible.

UPDATE: Structural Collapse incident at 1600 Robert Browning St; #ATCEMS Command advising current victim count at 21 with 7 patients being treated & prepped for transport from a reported 2 crane collision at this location.

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