According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, the accident occurred on the 700 block of Clarkwood Road where two pedestrians were struck by a truck.
The 22-year-old driver says he was driving on the dark road when “two men suddenly darted out into the road.” When officers arrived, they performed CPR on both victims.
One of the pedestrians, 23-year-old Richard Cruz, died at the hospital. The second pedestrian has been hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police. No charges have been filed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 5,376 pedestrian were killed in traffic accidents in 2015. Also in 2015, about 129,000 pedestrian victims of traffic accidents were treated in hospitals for non-fatal injuries.
Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passengers to be killed in car crash.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 14,217 serious injury crashes in 2016. 17,602 people sustained serious injuries in those crashes.
51.51% of all Texas traffic fatalities occurred in rural areas.
27% of all Texas traffic fatalities involved a driver who was under the influence of alcohol
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