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Two Injured in Corpus Christi Motorcycle Accident

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Jarod Cassidy2 years ago

Two people have been hospitalized following a motorcycle accident that occurred on the Southside of Corpus Christi Sunday evening.

Details of the Motorcycle Accident

KRIS-TV reports that crash occurred on Saratoga Boulevard near Staples Street around 5 pm.

Preliminary reports indicate a minivan exiting the HEB Plus parking lot pulled out in from of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was unable to avoid the van and struck the vehicle.

Both the operator of the motorcycle and his female passenger were injured in the incident. The woman sustained severe head injuries.

Investigations into the accident continue.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic fatalities in 2013 – about one death every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • Motorcyclists accounted for 495 of these deaths.
  • TxDOT reports 53-percent of motorcyclists killed in traffic collisions in 2013 were not wearing helmets at the time of collision.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in motor vehicle collisions in 2013 with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.

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