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Mother, Children Injured in Corpus Christi Crash

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A mother and her three children were rushed to the hospital Tuesday morning following a rush hour accident on Interstate 37 in Corpus Chrsiti, Texas.

About the Corpus Christi Crash

According to KRIST-TV, the family was traveling northbound on Interstate 37 when their PT Cruiser suddenly stopped near McKinzie road.

The vehicle was then struck from behind by a Cadillac Escalade. All three children, ages 6 to 12, were riding in the back seat.

The mother was transported to Spohn Memorial for treatment while her children were taken to Driscoll Children’s Hospital. The diver of the Cadillac was not seriously injured.

Authorities are investigating what caused the PT Cruiser to stop so suddenly.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics for 2013

Following information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 people were killed in traffic collision along Texas roadways in 2013 – a slight decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013, with 89,270 people sustaining serious injury.
  • Using available crash data, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.

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