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Austin man suffers a non-life threatening injury in two-vehicle accident in downtown Austin Tuesday morning

An Austin man suffered non-life threatening injuries after being involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning in downtown Austin.  

Austin Police, the Austin Fire Department and Mayo Ambulance responded to the accident just after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at the intersection of Main Street North and 4th Avenue.  

Austin Police Capt. Todd Clennon reported that a 2016 Nissan Rogue being driven by 50-year old Traci Catlett of Austin was southbound on North Main Street at approximately 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning when she failed to stop at a red light at the intersection with 4th Avenue. A witness told police that the vehicle then struck a 2017 Nissan Altima that was westbound on 4th Avenue.

A city public works employee, who was driving a 2015 Ford city truck behind the Altima, also told authorities that the Rogue struck the Altima, causing the Altima to strike his truck and cause minor damage to the front bumper.

The Rogue’s passenger, 66-year old Howard Messer of Austin was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin by Mayo Ambulance after complaining of pain in his head.  Captain Clennon stated that Messer was alert and oriented when transported.

Catlett and the driver of the Altima were both uninjured. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and had to be towed from the scene.

Catlett was cited for failure to stop for a traffic control signal.


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