Austin woman hurt in 2-car collision; 1 driver cited for failure to yield right of way
An Austin woman sustained a non-life threatening injury in a car accident on Wednesday afternoon after her vehicle collided with another that was turning left.
According to Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger, the accident occurred at about 2:47 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Fourth Street and 17th Avenue Northwest. A silver 2009 Toyota Corolla, driven by a 20-year-old man from Austin, was driving northbound on Fourth Street Northwest. He attempted to turn left onto 17th Avenue Northwest and was struck by a white 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan, driven by a 58-year-old woman, that was headed southbound on Fourth Street Northwest.
The woman driving the sedan complained of pain in her arm and was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin.
The man driving the Corolla and a female passenger in the sedan were uninjured.
The man allegedly told police that another vehicle in the center lane had stopped for a pedestrian crossing the street. He said the driver of that vehicle waived him to turn and he was unable to see the oncoming sedan.
The woman and her passenger told police they did not see another vehicle.
The driver of the Corolla was cited for failure to yield the right of way.
Editor’s note: The Police Department declined to release the names of all involved.