Corpus Christi, TX – Auto Wreck Ends in Injuries on SH-358 near Chick-Fil-ATexas Accident News
Corpus Christi, TX (July 18, 2022) – A car crash happened in Corpus Christi on July 8 that required an emergency dispatch. At approximately 1:33 p.m., police and EMTs were sent to the scene to help injured victims.
Reports show that the wreck occurred at approximately 1:33 p.m. Two vehicles, identified as a 2007 Maroon Hummer and a 2015 Gray Toyota, collided on State Highway 358 near Chick-Fil-A. At least one person was injured as a result of the accident.
Paramedics rendered aid to those with injuries at the wreck site. The total number of injured victims transported to the hospital was not reported.
Delays in traffic ensued near the crash scene while emergency crews were in the area. Police asked drivers commuting near Chick-Fil-A to use alternate routes while responders were present.
No further information has been reported concerning the nature of the wreck at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims. We hope for their full recovery.
Texas Car Crashes
Texas is among the top three states in the nation with the most annual car accidents. On average, there are more than 400,000 vehicle collisions in the Lone Star State every year. These wrecks injure and take the lives of thousands of people per year. On average, more than 17,000 people sustain injuries in these accidents every year, and close to 4,000 lose their lives.
Car wrecks in Texas can happen for a multitude of reasons. Inclement weather, malfunctioning/under-serviced vehicles, and driver negligence are all prevalent causes of car accidents in Texas. Currently, the leading cause of auto collisions in the Lone Star state is distracted driving. Distracted driving causes more injuries and fatalities in the United States than any other type of driver negligence.
Driver negligence has become a serious problem in the United States. The National Safety Council reports that in 2015, 4.4 million people were injured in auto accidents and more than 38,000 were killed. This is a 9% increase from the previous year, which is the largest percentage increase in the last 50 years.
A study completed by the AAA Foundation for traffic safety found that driver errors are at fault for more than 94% of collisions in the United States, and approximately 87% of drivers engage in unsafe driving behaviors. This means that millions of people sustain injuries due to driver error/negligence every single year.
When you or someone you love is injured in an auto accident, the chance that the wreck was caused by negligence is high, as we can see from the previously discussed statistics. If you are unsure whether or not a crash was your fault, or you know that it was the fault of another person, you need to contact a car crash lawyer as soon as possible.
An attorney can help you figure out who/what caused your wreck and how you can get the financial compensation that can help you recover. If a court finds that a negligent driver caused your accident, you will be eligible to collect full and fair compensation for vehicle repairs, lost wages, medical bills, and more.
A skilled and experienced car crash lawyer in Corpus Christi, Joe Brad Brock, has over 20 years of experience helping injured crash victims make full and successful recoveries after they are hurt by negligent drivers. You can reach our law firm at (361)-884-1086 for a free consultation and to speak with an attorney about your case.
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, and 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.