Corpus Christi, TX – Child Killed, Mother Injured in Head-on Crash on Old Brownsville Rd
Corpus Christi, TX (June 2, 2021) – A 5-year-old boy died and his mother sustained life-threatening injuries after a head-on collision that occurred on Tuesday afternoon, June 1.
Officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department said that a 36-year-old man was driving an SUV on Old Brownsville Road when he crossed over multiple lanes and struck a car traveling in the opposite direction head-on.
A 38-year-old mother was driving the vehicle, and her 5-year-old son was in the backseat in a booster seat and was buckled in. Authorities said that the seatbelt appeared to fail, ejecting the boy from the car.
The man driving did not appear to have severe injuries, but the mother of the deceased child suffered life-threatening injuries requiring transport to an area medical center. Her current condition is unknown.
Authorities are looking into charges against the driver of the SUV, though the investigation is ongoing at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this collision. We hope for her full recovery.
Serious Car Accidents in Corpus Christi
Every year, more than 17,500 people are seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents throughout the state of Texas. Head-on collisions place victims at an increased risk for suffering life-altering injuries due to the direct impact of these accidents. Many victims injured in car accidents require hospitalization and extensive medical treatment for their injuries. Thousands of people are left permanently impaired as a result of their injuries and are forced to deal with ongoing pain and suffering.
Here in Texas, a large percentage of accidents are caused by drivers who disregard stop signs and traffic signals at intersections. These accidents not only leave victims to deal with mental and physical consequences, but the financial impacts of lost wages, medical treatment, and vehicle repairs often extend to the entire family of each victim.
Not only are victims forced to suffer from completely preventable accidents, but the consequences are often far-reaching and expansive. In order to combat the issues victims face moving forward, courts in Texas allow some victims to file legal claims against at-fault drivers to recover compensation. In cases where victims sustain injuries in accidents caused by the negligence of others, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a knowledgeable South Texas car accident attorney at their earliest convenience.
Corpus Christi injury attorney Joe Brad Brock has nearly 30-years of experience helping victims throughout Texas protect their legal rights after collisions. Our team provides aggressive and responsive legal guidance to ensure victims are able to get full and fair compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment and alleviate various financial burdens they face moving forward. If you were injured in an accident as a result of another driver’s actions, contact our law firm in South Texas at (361) 884-1086 to see how we can help you.
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