Witnesses said there was a sound like an “explosion” as a car slammed into a group of people gathered around a food cart in Austin, Texas, following a collision.
A car rammed people gathered around a food cart after a road crash in Texas injured 11.
Witnesses said the shocking collision looked like an “explosion” with two people fighting for their lives on Friday night.
Austin-Travis County EMS crews responded to the scene, where officials said two vehicles had a T-crash, pushing one of the cars into a crowd of pedestrians into a food truck, reported the daily star.
The incident happened shortly after 8:15 p.m. in Austin, Texas, and the driver of a vehicle was among nine taken to hospital.
An onlooker told KVUE that the accident felt “like an explosion, like a bomb.”
Austin EMS confirmed that of the 11 injured, nine people, all adults, were taken to hospital and two with life-threatening injuries.
Two people were assessed at the scene and refused to go to the hospital, the public information officer said.
The collision happened in a popular neighborhood near downtown Austin where several food carts are often parked.
Nine ambulances, two district commanders and other administrative staff responded to the scene.
Photos shared on social media showed shocked customers sitting on benches outside the food truck.
Eyewitnesses told local media that a white Ford F-250 pickup truck was traveling at high speed and struck a spinning Scion tC sedan, the sedan veering off the road and hitting the Holla Mode food truck.
The white van then rolled onto the sidewalk and into a nearby bike rack.
Police said the roads weren’t slippery or dangerous due to the weather, but it was just a “normal Friday night in ATX.”
Mike Marut, a journalist with KVIEWtweeted: “Speaking to a Chuy employee and manager who ran outside right after this happened, they told me they saw people trapped under the silver car.
“Deaf and hard of hearing people were outside, did not hear the accident and were affected. The official described one with a serious leg injury.”
Austin Police Department Sgt. Moore said the drivers of the vehicles were cooperating, but it was too early to say if charges would be laid.