Man Charged for 2019 Second-Degree Felony Accident
36-year-old, Albert Martinez, was officially charged by the Nueces County grand jury for being in direct contact with a car crash that led to the death of 29-year-old Alejandro Garcia.
About the 2019 Second-Degree Felony Case
According to the Caller Times, his arrest occurred April 16, 2020 and he faced double charges of a second-degree felony for murder and third-degree felony for driving intoxicated.
The actual crash happened last year in March 1st, where Martinez was then accused of striking Garcia with his car on Laredo and 17th streets. At the time of crash, Corpus Christi officers revealed Martinez fled from the scene instead of calling help for Garcia. His bond was originally $125,000.
Corpus Christi Police Department stated the incident occurred at the intersection of Laredo Street and 17th Street on the Westside around 10:38 p.m.
This incident was Martinez’s third drinking while intoxicated offense
Texas Drunk Driving 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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