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WATCH: Car Slams Into Texas Emergency Room; At Least 1 Dead, Multiple Injured

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WATCH: Car Slams Into Texas Emergency Room; At Least 1 Dead, Multiple Injured

A vehicle slammed into St. David’s North Austin Medical Center emergency room in North Austin on Tuesday evening, according to local law enforcement officials.

The Austin Police Department, Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services, and the Austin Fire Department responded to the crash at 5:38 p.m. CST.

Initial reports said that there were at least 11 people injured during the car crash; however, that number appeared to be revised down to five people. First responders tried to save the driver by administering CPR, but the driver ultimately died.

“Four victims were transported to other hospitals, including an adult and a child who were in critical condition,” CNN reported. “One patient was admitted to St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, where the crash occurred.”

The Austin Police Department said that they do not believe that the crash was intentional.

“There is no threat to the general public,” the department said. “Based off preliminary information and details gathered at this time, this incident does not appear to be an intentional act. APD officers continue to assist our first responder partners, and the investigation is ongoing.”

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Eight other patients at the hospital were being transported to other hospitals to “decompress” from the stress the incident generated.

Stephen Hughes, who was in the hospital when the car slammed into the emergency room, described the incident to CNN.

“At first I thought it was an explosion,” Hughes told CNN. “Then I heard screaming and saw the smoke coming from the ER entrance.”

Video of the incident shows that the driver likely was incapacitated as the car’s engine was still going and the tires were generating considerable smoke in the area.

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JUST IN: Video shows scene inside St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in Texas after authorities say a vehicle crashed into the emergency room, injuring multiple people.

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