Teen Critically Injured After Falling from Roof of Car
On Friday night, a Corpus Christi teenager was thrown off the top of a car in a Dicks Sporting Goods parking lot.
Details of the Corpus Christi Incident
KRIS-TV reports 17-year-old Alex Ayala had just left the movie theater with some friends from Ray High School before ending up in the parking lot of Dicks Sporting Goods. According to Marc Harrod of the Corpus Christi Police Department, Ayala was on top of a moving car when it made a turn causing her to fall off.
Alex suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital where she remains, surrounded by friends and family.
Police are still investigating the accident and searching for any video surveillance that may help clear up the situation. It has not yet been determined if the 18-year-old driver will face any charges.
Texas Auto Accident statistics
- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,534 traffic related deaths in 2014 – up 3.7-percent from the 3,408 deaths recorded in 2013.
- TxDOT estimates a reportable crash occurs every 66 seconds and a traffic related death occurs in Texas every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
- 237,941 people were injured in 2014 with 17,152 people suffering serious injuries.