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Corpus Christi Authorities Investigate Pedestrian Accident

Chelcy Williams11 months ago

Corpus Christi authorities are continuing their investigation of a pedestrian accident that left one man seriously injured last Wednesday.

Details of The Accident

According to KIII News, a man is still in the hospital in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle on the Crosstown Expressway Wednesday night. The accident happened around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the Crosstown Expressway near Port Avenue.

Preliminary reports indicate the driver in the accident, identified as a 40-year-old male, was traveling in the middle lane of the freeway when he struck a 25-year-old that was attempting to cross the road.

The pedestrian suffered several broken bones in addition to other severe injuries. He was transported to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Information below provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic incidents in the U.S. in 2012. This averages to one death every 2 hours.
  • An additional 76,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in 2012 – one injury every 7 minutes.
  • Individuals over the age of 65 accounted for 20 percent of all pedestrian deaths in 2012.
  • In 2012, more than one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in traffic crashes was a pedestrian

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