Two teens were hospitalized with serious injuries after a collision with an 18-wheeler in Corpus Christi on Tuesday.
Details of the Corpus Christi Trucking Accident
According to KRIS-TV, the accident occurred on Northwest Boulevard and Riverview Drive around 8:30am.
Corpus Christi Police said the crash occurred when the driver of a Ford Mustang, identified as an 18-year-old male, drifted into oncoming traffic and hit a fuel truck. The 18-year-old driver and his passenger, a 17-year-old female, were rushed to the hospital to treat their serious injuries. The driver of the truck is expected to be okay.
Officers say they have no evidence at this time that the driver was speeding, despite statements by witnesses claiming the driver was speeding.
Texas Trucking Accident Statistics
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 438,000 trucking accidents in the U.S. in 2014.
- These accidents resulted in 3,903 deaths and 111,000 injuries.
- Of those killed in trucking accidents:
- 17 percent were occupants of large trucks
- 73 percent were occupants of other vehicles
- 10 percent were listed as nonoccupants, including bicyclists and pedestrians
- Texas led the nation in trucking accident fatalities with 553 trucking-related deaths reported. California followed Texas with 300 recorded deaths.
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