Car Crashes into North Austin ER: Driver Killed, 5 Injured in Emergency Room Incident

Austin, Texas – Tragedy struck the St. David’s North Austin Medical Center on Tuesday night as a car crashed into the emergency room, claiming the life of one individual and injuring five others. This incident marks the seventh deadly crash in the City of Austin this year.

The Austin-Travis County EMS reported that at approximately 5:38 p.m., a vehicle drove into the medical center’s emergency room, resulting in the driver’s unfortunate death and injuries to five others. Witnesses at the scene described the chaos and uncertainty that ensued following the crash, with hospital staff quickly mobilizing to address the urgent situation.

Among those injured, two children and one adult were transported to Dell Children’s Hospital, while another adult was taken to Round Rock Medical Center. Additionally, three staff members sustained minor injuries during the incident, highlighting the heroic efforts of medical professionals who intervened to prevent further harm.

The driver, identified as 57-year-old Michelle Holloway, tragically lost her life in the crash. Despite the harrowing events, operations at the hospital resumed the following morning, with the north entrance remaining closed as investigations into the incident continued.

Authorities confirmed that there was no apparent threat to the public, ruling out the possibility of intentional harm. Further updates revealed that only five patients required transfer to other medical facilities, dispelling earlier reports of eight individuals being moved.

As the community grapples with the aftermath of the ER crash, the Austin Police Department emphasized that the incident does not appear to be the result of a medical emergency on the driver’s part. The investigation remains ongoing, with law enforcement officials working diligently to determine the circumstances surrounding the tragic event.