Pedestrian Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Corpus Christi

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According to KIII News, a 35-year-old pedestrian was fatally injured after being hit by a car in Corpus Christi, Texas, early Sunday morning.

Details of the Corpus Christi Pedestrian Accident

The fatal pedestrian crash occurred in the 900 block of Texan Trail near Ray High School at around 1 a.m. Officials say a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street. The pedestrian was reportedly carried for around 200 feet before the car came to stop.

Witnesses say the driver got out of his car to regard the pedestrian he hit before getting back in his vehicle and driving off. KIII News reports that witnesses gave officials a description of the vehicle, and the car was located at the Buccaneer Apartments across the street from Ray High School.

Police found the man believed to have been driving the vehicle at the time of the pedestrian accident. According to KIII News, 56-year-old Noe Garza was placed under arrest and charged with intoxicated manslaughter, accident involving injury or death, and leaving the scene of a crash without providing aid.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 4,884 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2014.
  • On average, a pedestrian died every 2 hours and sustained injuries every 8 minutes in traffic crashes.
  • Pedestrian deaths accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • Ninety percent of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2014 involved a single vehicle.

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