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Corpus Christi Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Authorities in Corpus Christi, Texas are searching for a hit-and-run driver who caused a three-car pile-up Tuesday evening.

About the Corpus Christi Pile-Up

According to KRIS-TV, the accident occurred on South Padre Island Drive late Tuesday night.

Preliminary reports indicate a pickup truck was involved in a single vehicle accident on the freeway. A second vehicle stopped to avoid the wrecked truck but was struck by a third vehicle.

Following the accident, the driver of the truck exited his vehicle and walked away from the accident. Authorities state the driver could face multiple charges once found.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.
  • Based on available crash data for 2013, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes,
    • One person was injured in an auto accident every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.


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