Corpus Christi, TX – 3-Year-Old Girl Killed in Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 77 near Valero Gas Station

Corpus Christi, TX – 3-Year-Old Girl Killed in Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 77 near Valero Gas Station

Corpus Christi, TX (November 28, 2022) – A fatal two-vehicle accident took the life of a 3-year-old girl in Corpus Christi. The accident is currently being investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

DPS officials stated in a release, the wreck occurred on November 21 at around 11:00 a.m. A silver Hyundai Tucson was exiting the parking lot of the Valero gas station and attempting to turn north onto Highway 77. According to information from the release, the Hyundai attempted to drive across the southbound lane when its rear driver side was struck by a gray Nissan Quest headed south. 

The collision forced the Hyundai to travel airborne and spin about three times before stopping. When it came to a final stop, it was facing east on the northbound shoulder of Highway 77. The 3-year-old girl was a passenger inside the Hyundai at the time of the accident. 

Paramedics rushed the young victim a local area hospital due to injuries she sustained in the collision. From there, she was transferred to Driscoll Children’s Hospital. She lost her life approximately 24 hours later. 

No information was released concerning any other injuries sustained in the accident. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Fatal Texas Auto Accidents

Unfortunately, a percentage of traffic crashes that take place in Texas and throughout the United States end in fatalities. The United States Traffic Fatality rate is about 12.4 fatalities per 100,000 residents. The National Safety Council reports that the odds of an American dying in a car wreck are about 1 in 107. The main cause of fatal auto accidents in the United States is distracted driving, a threat that continues to grow stronger year after year. The main form of distracted driving is cellphone use, however, there are other distractions that are common among drivers:

  • Eating
  • Grooming
  • Reading
  • Applying makeup 

It is always a difficult and stressful time to become involved in an accident or have someone you love sustain serious or even fatal injuries in a car wreck. No matter how the accident occurred, auto collisions are often painful, stressful, and frustrating experiences. 

When you suddenly lose a loved one in a car wreck caused by another driver’s negligence, the pain is indescribable. A situation like this catches us off guard and is totally devastating. While nothing can stop the immense grief of your loss, or replace your lost loved one, it is vital to be aware of your legal rights. These legal rights can help you recover financially during this difficult time, and help hold responsible parties accountable for their reckless, careless, and negligent actions. 

At the law office of Joe Brad Brock, we have been working for decades to help the surviving and bereaved family members of deceased crash victims recover. Our goal is to help you receive full and fair financial compensation that can cover the costs related to the death of your family member, such as: 

  • Funeral costs
  • Burial costs
  • Outstanding medical bills
  • Wage loss
  • Pain
  • Suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Decreased future earning capacity
  • Emotional turmoil
  • Therapy costs
  • And more

You deserve all the help you can get during this trying time in your life. Call our law office to speak with a Corpus Christi wrongful death attorney as soon as you can. You can reach us at (361) 884-1086 to learn more about your right toward financial compensation.

Note: These posts are written with the use of outside sources. These outside sources include but are not limited to news reports, police reports, police news bulletins, social media posts, eyewitness accounts about accidents in Texas. For this reason, the information provided in this post has not been verified independently by members of our firm or writing team. If you discover any information that is not correct in our post, contact our firm and we will make every effort to correct the information to ensure that our post reflects the most accurate information available.

Disclaimer: We take pride in being valued members of the local business community in Corpus Christi and are always striving to improve the safety of our fellow community members. While we are always saddened to know that someone was injured in an accident, attorney Joe Brad Brock hopes that through awareness and education, people will take the necessary precautions to avoid being injured in a serious accident like this. The information contained in these posts should not be considered legal advice or medical advice. This post is not a solicitation for business and should not be viewed as such. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual crash scene.