Corpus Christi, TX – Student Hit by Car at Wildcat Dr & Buddy GanemTexas Accident News
Corpus Christi, TX (December 15, 2020) – On the morning of December 10, a student at Gregory Portland High was hit by a car when they were attempting to cross a roadway in Corpus Christi. According to official accident reports, the student was in the crosswalk at the time of the collision.
Police stated that the crash occurred in the early morning hours of December 10 for reasons still under investigation. The student was crossing at the intersection of Wildcat Drive and Buddy Ganem when he was struck by a vehicle.
The name of the injured accident victim has not been released at this time. He has only been identified as a male student at Gregory Portland Highschool.
He was transported to an area hospital for treatment of the injuries he sustained in the collision. The Portland Police Department as well as other first responders were dispatched to the scene of the collision.
The driver who struck the student stopped to render aid and cooperate with authorities after the accident, according to a local news source. No other information has been provided at this time.
We would like to offer our thoughts to the injured victim and their family. An accident investigation is currently underway.
Pedestrian Crashes in Texas
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.