Corpus Christi police are investigating a car accident involving a pedestrian that occurred Tuesday night.
Details of the Corpus Christi Pedestrian Accident
KRIS-TV reports the accident occurred at the intersection of Rodd Field and Holly Road around 8 pm.
Preliminary reports suggest the pedestrian was wearing dark clothing and was not using a crosswalk when he was struck.
The pedestrian was rushed to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
The driver of the car was not cited for the crash but was cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- 5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2015 – this averages to one death every 1.6 hours.
- An additional 129,000 pedestrian were treated in emergency rooms for crash related injuries in 2015.
- On average, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a crash every trip.
- One in every five children under the age of 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
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