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Party boat erupts into ‘flash fire’

Three people were hospitalized with burn injuries Saturday night after a fire erupted in a rented party at on Lake Travis, accord to Lake Travis Fire and Rescue. Nine people on board had docked the rented boat on Starnes Island when the boat’s power generator began malfunctioning, a fire official said. A man began working on... Read More »

Fusion Alternative – Artificial Joint Implant

St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center will host a study of a new procedure that could provide patients with alternative to spinal fusions. The Total Posterior Spine System, or TOPS, is an artificial joint implanted into the spine that can help patients with severe back and leg pain. For patients, like those in serious car... Read More »

Study shows brain injuries may increase suicide risk

Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in young adults in the developed world. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. Though the reasons for any particular suicide are often inscrutable, a new brain injury study published Tuesday in the Journal of the... Read More »

Seat Belt Replacement After a Car Accident

Should you replace the driver’s seat belt after an accident?  Absolutely.  In fact, the seat belt for all occupied passengers should be replaced as well. My daughter was recently rear-ended by a 90 year old woman who could not walk without the aid of a walker.  As a result, we had to get an estimate... Read More »

Austin Traffic Deaths Down in 2017

On Austin roads last year the number of traffic deaths in 2017 fell to 76.  This was the second consecutive year in which there was a decrease, from 79 in 2016, following a record-setting spike in 2015, when 102 people died. Although several of the crashes in 2017 had multiple victims, the total number of... Read More »

New study shows that hits to the head, not concussions, cause CTE

A new study has found further evidence linking hits to the head rather than concussions to the onset of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative disease traced back to the kind of head trauma experienced by football players, other athletes and combat veterans. “The concussion is really irrelevant for triggering CTE,” Dr. Lee Goldstein, an associate... Read More »

3 Crashes Kill 4 in Central Texas in 12-hour Period

Four people were killed in auto accidents within a 12-hour period ending Friday morning in three unrelated crashes in Central Texas. The first traffic death occurred about 8:45 p.m. Thursday in Kyle on the Interstate 35 frontage road at the Kyle Parkway intersection. Police said the driver, 52-year-old Daniel Adrian Gonzalez of Austin, was heading... Read More »

Driving under the Influence … of your meds!

It turns out many folks have no idea that their prescription medications make driving dangerous and put them at risk for a DUI arrest. A recent 2017 study looked at data from the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey, in which drivers across America were asked about drug use, including prescription drugs. Almost 20 percent said they... Read More »

Mother, 2 children injured after drunken driving crash

A driver has been charged with intoxication assault after police say he collided with another car while drunk on Sunday, injuring a woman and two children, according to an arrest affidavit. At 9:22 p.m. Austin police got a call about a car driving westbound on Texas 71 that was speeding and had run a red... Read More »

Drunk Driving Wreck Destroys Family from California

On Saturday afternoon, a family of four traveling to the airport to go back home was hit by a drunk driver. It’s possible that only one of them may survive; the 10-year-old girl who was sitting in the backseat. The Latulippe family, from California, flew to Austin to visit friends, said Jim Enos. Enos’ 38-year-old... Read More »