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Man Hospitalized After Chain-Reaction Crash Near Robstown

A man suffered severe head injuries Wednesday as a result of a chain-reaction crash involving three cars near Robstown, Texas.

Details of the Robstown Car Crash

KRIS-TV reports the man was attempting to assist his sister whose car had stalled on Highway 44 near County Road 77. He had parked his truck behind his sister’s disabled car in the right lane on the eastbound side of the highway.

As the man was working on the disabled vehicle, a dark blue car slammed into the back of his truck sending it into the disable car. The disabled car then struck the man, whose head went through the windshield of the disabled car.

State Trooper Eloy Vasquez said it was dark when the accident occurred, but added that all the vehicles had their proper lights on.

2017 Texas Automobile Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,721 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the 3,794 deaths reported in 2016.
  • 552 of the deaths reported in 2017 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 254,853 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2017.
  • Based on reportable data for 2017, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 21 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 4 seconds
    • A reportable crash occurred every 59 seconds.

What to Do If Your Car Dies on the Road

If you vehicle starts having problems while driving n the road, especially a busy freeway or rural highway, you should take steps to ensure your vehicle is away from fast moving traffic and is clearly visible to other motorists.

As you pull over your vehicle, consider the following:

  • Try to coast along the shoulder until you’re away from any curves to the road behind you. This will let you spot oncoming traffic as well as make your vehicle is visible to passing traffic sooner.
  • If you cannot get off the road, do not exist your car. Sitting in a dead vehicle as vehicles get stuck behind you can be embarrassing and stressful, but getting out of the vehicle can be deadly. Let the vehicles find a way to pass.
  • Turn on your hazard lights if you vehicle has power. If it is night time, you can also leave your exterior lights on and turn on your cabin lights for maximum visibility. If you engine is working, leave it on so you do not kill your battery.
  • If it is night time and you are not in a traffic lane, quickly place warning lights or reflective markers six feet behind your vehicle and get back in the car.

Contact an Experienced Corpus Christi Car Accident Lawyer

you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

Lanes of Southbound Interstate 37 Shutdown After Multiple Crashes

Damaged car from an accident with responding ambulance

Two lanes of Interstate Highway 37 were closed Tuesday after multiple crashes, one involving a police car.

Details of the I-37 Crash

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports police received a report of a crash on Southbound I-37 near State Highway 77 near Calallen at around 7:37 am. A second crash was reported shortly after.

A police car was also struck, but investigators did not reveal how that collision occurred.

The accident remains under investigation.

2017 Texas Automobile Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,721 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the 3,794 deaths reported in 2016.
  • 552 of the deaths reported in 2017 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 254,853 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2017.
  • Based on reportable data for 2017, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 21 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 4 seconds
    • A reportable crash occurred every 59 seconds.

Contact an Experienced Automobile Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

 

Police Investigate Corpus Christi Pedestrian Accident

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.

Contact an Experienced Automobile Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

DPS Identifies Victim of Fatal Coryell County Crash

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the victim of a head-on collision that occurred in Coryell County Friday evening as Lorenzo Wilson, Jr.

About the Fatal Head-On Collision

KWTX reports that 26-year-old Lorenzo Wilson, Jr. was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Coryell County near Waco.

Preliminary reports indicate Wilson was driving southbound on FM 116 when he lost control of his 2007 Buick sedan at around 5:30 pm. His vehicle crossed into the northbound lanes and collided with a 2017 GMC pickup.

Wilson died at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the pickup, William Thompson, 49, was transported to a hospital in Temple. His condition was not available.

Police said the crash occurred during a rainstorm and wet road conditions likely played a role in the crash.

2017 Texas Automobile Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,721 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the 3,794 deaths reported in 2016.
  • 552 of the deaths reported in 2017 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 254,853 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2017.
  • Based on reportable data for 2017, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 21 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 4 seconds
    • A reportable crash occurred every 59 seconds.

Contact an Experienced Automobile Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

Police Search for Driver in Deadly Houston Hit-and-Run

Police are searching for the driver responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash along the East Freeway in Houston.

Details of the Fatal Houston Accident

According to ABC 13, the crash occurred around 4 am Sunday in the 12400 block of East Freeway. Police say a truck crashed into a woman’s vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of the freeway. The impact caused the parked vehicle to rollover.

Witnesses say the driver of the truck fled the scene on foot. Police are now searching for him.

The accident remains under investigation.

Texas Auto 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.

Contact an Experienced Houston Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced Houston car accident lawyers have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

Charges Pending in Granbury Crash that Killed Two Children

Two children, a 5-year-old and a 9-month-old, were killed in a crash in Granbury, Texas, southwest of Fort Worth on Monday. DPS says charges are now pending.

Details of the Fatal Granbury Crash

According to the Star-Telegram, the accident happened ion U.S. 281 North near County Road 466.

DPS reported that a GMC Acadia SUV, driven by 33-year-old Carrie Sackett, was stopped in the northbound lane of U.S. 281 to make a left turn onto County Road 446 when it was struck by a Dodge truck driven by 33-yar-old Alyssa Litwin and forced into the southbound lanes. The Acadia was then struck by a Chevrolet truck driven by Braylen Fain, 17, as it headed south on U.S. 281.

Sackett was transported to Harris Hospital in Fort Worth in critical but stable condition. Two children in her vehicle, 5-year-old and 9-month-old girls, were killed in the crash. Fain was also taken to the hospital for treatment while Litwin was treated for minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation, but Staff Sgt. Dub Gillum did say that charges are pending.

Texas Auto 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.

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced Corpus Christi car accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

Police Respond to Multi-Vehicle Accident in Corpus Christi

Damaged car from an accident with responding ambulance

Corpus Christi police responded to the scene of a multi-car accident on State Highway 358 near the Crosstown Expressway early Friday morning.

More than 12 Vehicles Involved in Crosstown Crash

According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, multiple wrecks left more than a dozen vehicles in a pileup near the Crosstown Expressway around 7:40 am.

Morning commuters experienced long delays near the Ayers Street exit as police and crews cleared the scene. Police Lt. Carlos Rios told reporters that between 12 to 15 cars were involved in the pileup.

It is unclear how the pileup occurred, but police noted there was fog in the area and asked drivers to exercise extra caution.

No injuries were reported.

Texas Auto 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.

Contact an Experienced Corpus Christi Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced Corpus Christi car accident lawyers have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

 

Elderly Woman Killed in Corpus Christi Accident

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A 70-year-old woman is dead after being struck by an SUV on State Highway 286 in Corpus Christi.

Police Say Woman Was Running Across the Freeway

According to the Corpus Christi Caller Times, police arrived to the scene at around 6:29 pm Thursday where they found the woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers believe the woman was running across the freeway, from the right lanes towards the left shoulder, when she was struck. Her vehicle was parked on the left shoulder of the highway.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman, a 16-year-old, remained at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation.

Texas Auto 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.

Contact an Experienced Corpus Christi Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced Corpus Christi car accident lawyers have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

 

Man Killed in Corpus Christi Pedestrian Accident

A 61-year-old man is dead after being struck by a truck in Corpus Christi.

About the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

According to KIII-TV, Abel Jacobo was walking in the 3700 block of Ayers when he stepped off a curb and into oncoming traffic where he was hit by a truck. Jacobo was taken to Christus Spohn Shoreline where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the truck initially left the scene, but later returned. She was ticketed for driving without a license.

Texas Auto 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.

Five Pedestrian Safety Tips for Drivers

There are ways to decrease the risk of a pedestrian-car collision. Follow these guidelines to help keep pedestrians safe while driving:

  1. Keep an eye out for pedestrians at all times and remain vigilant in high-trafficked areas.
  2. Follow the speed limit, especially in school zones and inside neighborhoods, where pedestrians frequent.
  3. Drive slower in poor road conditions and on streets with poor lighting.
  4. Look for pedestrians when backing out of a driveway and parking spots in a parking lot.
  5. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and never pass vehicles stopped at a crosswalk.

Contact an Experienced Corpus Christi Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced Corpus Christi car accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

 

Major Accident Stalls Traffic on Corpus Christi’s Harbor Bridge

A major accident in Corpus Christi caused serious traffic delays on the Harbor Bridge Monday evening.

Details of the Harbor Bridge Accident

KIII-TV reports that a black SUV was traveling northbound on the Harbor Bridge towards Portland when it overturned and landed upside down. Police responded at around 5 pm and closed down the right two lanes of the highway as they cleared the scene.

Traffic was backed up for more than a mile with drivers waiting up to 40 minutes to make it across the bridge.

The accident remains under investigation, but police did say no one was injured in the accident.

Texas Auto 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.

Contact an Experienced Corpus Christi Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced Corpus Christi car accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

 

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