A 70-year-old woman is dead after being struck by an SUV on State Highway 286 in Corpus Christi.
Police Say Woman Was Running Across the Freeway
According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, police arrived to the scene at around 6:29 pm Thursday where they found the woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers believe the woman was running across the freeway, from the right lanes towards the left shoulder, when she was struck. Her vehicle was parked on the left shoulder of the highway.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman, a 16-year-old, remained at the scene.
The incident remains under investigation.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
- 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to head-on collision.
- Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
- An additional 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
- Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
- One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
- One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
- A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.
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