Corpus Christi, TX – Injury Pedestrian Crash at 1298 Salem DriveTexas Accident News
Corpus Christi, TX (December 12, 2020) – A pedestrian was injured when they were struck by a vehicle on a road in Corpus Christi this past Tuesday afternoon, December 8. First responders including police and paramedics were dispatched to the scene.
The Corpus Christi Police Department stated that the accident took place at 1298 Salem Drive when for unknown reasons, a vehicle struck a pedestrian in the roadway. It was unclear whether the pedestrian was crossing the street or walking along the side of the road. Few details pertaining to the circumstances of the accident are currently available.
The crash was said to have happened at approximately 7:05 p.m. on December 8. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian was identified as a 2014 white Ford being driven by a 39-year-old female. She did not sustain injuries in the crash, according to the accident report.
The injured pedestrian was identified as a 66-year-old male. No names have been released at this time.
The area of Salem Drive where the wreck took place was closed while first responders were present at the crash scene. No other information is available at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts to the injured crash victim and their family, and to everyone affected by this crash in Corpus Christi.
Texas Pedestrian Accidents
A serious issue in Texas, pedestrian-related traffic collisions took place just under 6,000 times in the Lonestar State in 2019. Of these collisions, approximately 1,312 serious injuries resulted and 668 fatalities. From the year 2015 to 2019, the pedestrian fatality rate in Texas increased by 17%.
Some of the main contributing factors to Texas pedestrian accidents are pedestrians failing to yield the right of way to cars, cars failing to yield the right of way to pedestrians, driver distraction, and speeding.
Pedestrian crashes in Texas often result in debilitating, life-threatening injuries that have the potential to negatively impact an injured victim’s life for weeks, months, or even years to come. A multitude of issues come with sustaining injuries in a traffic accident in Texas. Injured accident victims and their families are often left wondering where to turn for help in the aftermath of a severe collision, especially when it was caused by negligence.
Corpus Christi personal injury lawyer, Joe Brad Brock, has been successfully fighting for the rights of injured traffic accident victims and their families for nearly 30 years. Our skilled and experienced legal team provides our clients with aggressive and effective legal counsel at all costs. We are passionate about awarding accident victims injured by negligence full and fair compensation for their injuries and losses. It is a firm belief of ours that no one should ever have to pay for being injured, especially by another person’s carelessness. Allow a Texas traffic accident attorney to assist you through your accident aftermath so you can focus on your physical, emotional, and financial recovery. Contact our law firm today at (361) 884-1086 in the event that you or a loved one are seeking financial compensation for injuries and losses suffered in an injurious Texas car accident caused by negligence.
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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.