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13-Year-Old Killed After SUV Rolls Over, Ejects Passengers

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According to KIIITV, a 13-year-old was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Corpus Christi after an SUV rolled over, ejecting several people from the vehicle.

Police Still Looking for Vehicle Driver, Passengers

The Corpus Christi police department says three occupants of the SUV including the driver fled the scene following the wreck. The police are currently searching for these people.

According to KIIITV, a witness says he saw three to four vehicles that were involved with the crash.

The accident occurred around 8:40 p.m. Saturday night near the intersection of Crosstown Expressway and Gollihar Road. According to Corpus Christi police, this is the city’s 18th fatal accident of the year.

Seat Belt Statistics

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seat belt use is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes.

  • A total of 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2014.
  • More than half (range: 53%-59%) of teens (13-19 years) and adults aged 20-44 years who died in crashes in 2014 were unrestrained at the time of the crash.
  • Seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half.
  • Seat belts saved 12,802 lives in 2014.
  • Young adults (age 18-24) are less likely to wear seat belts than those in older age groups.
  • Men are less likely to wear seat belts than women.

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