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Two Men May Lose Limbs after Corpus Christi Hit-and-Run

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

Three people suffered serious injuries and two may lose limbs following a hit-and-run collision near the intersection of Staples Street and Yorktown Boulevard Thursday night.

About the Corpus Christi Hit-and-Run

“We’re investigating a possible intoxication assault case. There’s reason to believe that the individual was under the influence of alcohol.” – Lieutenant Israel Soza as published by KRIS-TV

According to KRIS-TV, two men and a woman, all in their twenties, were rushed to the emergency room via EMS after being struck by a vehicle around midnight.

The Corpus Christi Police Department reports that the group’s car had broken down and the three decided to push the vehicle down Staples.

The group reportedly made it out of a parking lot and onto the poorly lit street before they were hit by another driver – the impact caused both vehicles to fly roughly 100-yards.

The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene following the collision, but police were able to locate and apprehend him shortly after – authorities believe the man was intoxicated at the time of the accident.

While no charges have been filed, Lieutenant Israel Soza revealed that police are investigating the incident as a possible intoxication assault case. Intoxication assault is a third-degree felony punishable to 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Lanes were closed near Staples and Lipes as police investigated the scene.

Texas Drunk Driving Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 3,399 people lost their lives in auto accidents along Texas roadways in 2012 – up 10.82% from 2011 when 3,067 deaths were recorded.
  • 32.3% of Texas traffic fatalities, 1,099 deaths, were attributed to collisions in which at least one driver was under the influence of alcohol.
  • Data from the Century Council shows that 70% of drunk drivers involved in fatal accidents in 2011 had a blood alcohol content above .15 percent.


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