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Person sent to hospital after jumping from Congress Bridge

AUSTIN, TX – A person was injured and taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after reportedly jumping from the Congress Avenue Bridge and into the lake below, according to the official Twitter account of the Austin-Travis County EMS.

The accident happened on Cesar Chavez and Congress at 4:41 p.m.

The patient was brought to shore with the help of kayakers on the scene and then taken to Dell Seton for the treatment of injuries that were deemed potentially serious, but not likely to be life-threatening.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin personal accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.