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Two Motorcyclists in Critical Condition following Head-On Collision

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Destiny Baker3 years ago

Corpus Christi police are investigating a head-on collision that left two people riding a motorcycle in critical condition early Monday morning.

Police Treating Scene as a Fatality

“We’re treating it as [a fatality] because of the seriousness of the injuries.” – Lieutenant Israel Soza as published by KRIS-TV

According to KRIS-TV, the two people riding the motorcycle were seriously injured after their vehicle collided head-on with a Chevrolet Suburban at the intersection of Staples and Holly.

Though both motorcyclists were rushed to the hospital, Lieutenant Israel Soza has stated that the scene of the accident is being treated as a fatality due to the serious nature of the injuries.

Police reported that the motorcycle driver was wearing a helmet. The passenger, however, was not.

The driver of the suburban, who was uninjured in the accident, states that he had a green light – as of yet, no charges have been filed and the driver did not receive a citation.

Police continuing their investigation as they attempt to determine who had the right of way, and was responsible for the collision.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 3,399 people were killed in traffic collisions on Texas roadways in 2012. This marked a 10.82 percent increase over 2011 when 3,067 deaths were recorded.

In addition, 230,506 people were seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2012 with 87,087 people sustaining serious injury.

Motorcyclists (operators and passengers) accounted for 467 of the traffic fatalities recorded in Texas in 2012. 52 percent of the motorcyclists killed were not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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