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Strangers Aid Hit-and-Run Victim

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Brigitte Barrera3 years ago

A hit-and-run involving a motorcyclist occurred in Corpus Christi, Texas early Tuesday morning, leaving leaving one man injured.

Traffic was halted by vehicles blocking the injured motorcyclist in order to prevent further harm.

About the Early Morning Hit-and-Run

According to KRIS-TV, the incident occurred around 4:30 AM on South Padre Island Drive’s (SPID’s) eastbound lanes, near Weber Road. The motorcyclist was on his way home from work.

A four door black vehicle rear ended the motorcyclist after hitting the side wall of the highway. The driver was speeding and is presumed to be intoxicated.

The vehicle fled the scene immediately.

Police are still searching for the identity of the driver and vehicle. The black car is expected to have damage to the side and front.

The motorcyclist was injured, but is expected to make a full recovery. He sustained injuries to his ribs and shoulder, as well as a cut on his face.

Strangers Aid the Motorcyclist

The accident was acknowledged by other motorists. Traffic was halted by vehicles parking in front of the injured motorcyclist.

This prevented other vehicles from hitting the man and kept him from harm’s way until police were on the scene.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

According to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 32.2% of deaths occurring in 2013 in a car accident were because of the influence of alcohol.
  • More alcohol related vehicle incidents occur in the early morning, especially around 2AM.
  • In 2013, 493 motorcyclists (operators and passengers included) were killed in accidents.


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