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CCPD: Pedestrian fatalities in Corpus Christi Rose in 2018

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According to a data released by the Corpus Christi Police Department, an alarming amount the fatal auto accidents that occurred in Corpus Christi in 2018 involved a pedestrian trying to cross a roadway. The rise of pedestrian fatalities is further evident when this data is compared to the immediately preceding years. Most of the people injured in Corpus Christi attempting to cross the roadway did so without using a crosswalk. There is no ordinance barring jaywalking in Corpus Christi, but it is illegal to cross a roadway without using a crosswalk in Texas. When you cross a roadway without using a crosswalk, the driver is generally not at fault if it results in a car accident. Police Capt. Russell Sherman cited that the extra distance to a crosswalk is sadly the major reason why people jaywalk. Corpus Christi Caller Times reports him as saying, "Nobody wants to walk the extra however many feet to get to an intersection and cross where it's safer.” "They're putting themselves at risk for the sake of convenience," he said. He however emphasized that under no circumstances should anyone try to cross a freeway. Safety tips for pedestrians walking in Corpus ChristiCross only on a crosswalk Make use of the sidewalks Make eye contact with the driver Yield to vehicles on roadways Stay alertContact an accident lawyer in Corpus Christi If you or a love one has been seriously injured after a car accident in Corpus Christi or a truck accident in Corpus Christi after being injured as a pedestrian, consult...

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Man wearing dark clothing struck by car in Corpus Christi

Picture of a cross walk symbol after a Pedestrian was hit by car while crossing the road in Corpus Christi

A man wearing a dark camouflage clothing was injured in a pedestrian accident in Corpus Christi on November 19, 2018 according to KIII-TV. Injured after an auto accident in Corpus Christi? Contact a personal injury lawyer in Corpus Christi at The Patel Firm PLLC today. Details of the car accident in Corpus Christi Police were called to the scene of an accident in Corpus Christi that happened around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018, at the intersection of Leopard Drive and NPID. According to police, a pedestrian wearing a dark outfit was walking on North Padre Island Drive near Leopard Street when he was hit by a car. The man was taken to the hospital to be assessed for the personal injuries he suffered as a result of the Corpus Christi auto accident. Walking at night can be dangerous- Don't remain unseen! According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, the number of car accidents that result in pedestrian fatalities is heavily correlated with the time of day. Accidents that occur during the dawn, dusk, or at night account for roughly 75% of all accidents that result in pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Also, approximately 50% of all accidents that result in a cyclist’s death occur during these low-light conditions. Whether you are walking, jogging or biking, being seen during these periods of the day when visibility is low is very important to ensure your safety. A study by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology observed how drivers detect pedestrians during...

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Man fighting for his life after being struck by a car in Flour Bluff

A man was hit by a car in Flour Bluff, Texas on November 12, 2018. Witnesses say the man was crossing legally at a crosswalk with the right of way at the time of the car accident in Corpus Christi.

A man is in critical condition after suffering personal injuries after being struck by a car near Waldron Road and Compton in Flour Bluff on November 12, 2018 according to KIII-TV. Details of the pedestrian accident in Flour Bluff, Texas According to the authorities, the Corpus Christi accident happened around 7 p.m on Monday, November 12, 2018, when a driver who had a green light hit a man who according to witnesses, was legally crossing the street at a designated crosswalk. Witnesses say the man sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of the auto accident in Corpus Christi. Police are still investigating the accident, and the driver has yet to be charged at the time this blog was written.   Car accidents involving pedestrians- what you need to know In 2015 alone, an average of one pedestrian was killed every 1.6 hours on the streets in the United States. This culminated to about 5,000 pedestrian deaths just that year.  In the same year, approximately 129,000 pedestrians received medical care after sustaining car accident related injuries. The incidence of pedestrian-related accidents is on the rise. That is why it is important you hire a personal injury lawyer in Corpus Christi after any Corpus Christi car accident or Corpus Christi truck accident. How can I hold the driver liable? Before you can hold the driver that hit accountable for your injuries and losses, you must be able to prove that the four elements of negligence existed during the collision. You must be able to prove that:The driver owed...

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Pedestrian dies in Ft. Worth car accident

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A person was struck and killed Thursday November 1, 2018 when trying to cross a road near Sun Valley Drive in Fort Worth, Texas according to CBS DFW. Details of the Fort Worth car accident The unfortunate car crash in Fort Worth happened around 4 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018, in the northbound lanes of East Loop 820 near Sun Valley Drive. According to reports, a person attempted to cross the road when cars where coming and was struck by multiple vehicles. Emergency medical personnel at the scene confirmed the man died at the scene of the accident. The highway was closed while police conducted their investigation. Medical Treatment After a Car Accident If you are injured after an auto crash in Texas, you may have been told by your primary care physician that they can’t see you.  Many primary care physicians are unwilling to see people with car accident injuries, because of the chance that they may be later called to testify in a court proceeding. Even though this may be the case, seeking medical attention after a car accident is important.  Even if you don't feel any pain after a car accident, you should see medical personnel to ensure you are OK. Some injuries can often take time to manifest. Here are some tips for how to proceed after being involved in a car accident in which you have suffered an injury:Take the medical advice given to you. Let your doctor know the type of work you are doing. This...

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Schoolboy hit while crossing street in Corpus Christi

A schoolboy was hit by a car on Monday,  October 29, 2018, on his way to school according to Caller Times. Details of the pedestrian accident in Corpus Christi The car accident in Corpus Christi that injured a young boy, happened around 8 a.m. on the morning of Monday October 29, 2018 when a driver in Corpus Christi failed to see the 11-year-old boy crossing Holly Road near the Weber Road intersection. According to the Corpus Christi Police Department the driver stated they did not see the boy because of sun glare. The driver and another Corpus Christi motorist, a student nurse, stopped to help the boy after the Corpus Christi car accident. The severity of the boy's injuries was unknown at the time of the collision. The CCPD officer said the boy was not in a designated crosswalk when the accident occurred.  Tips for Driving with the Sun in Your EyesUse polarized sunglasses – they can help reduce sun glare. Keep your windshield clean Use your sun visor Leave enough following distance Keep your dashboard clean – remove any reflective item on your dashboard that can worsen the glare. Check your windshield for pitting and cracks – cracks on your windshield can scatter sun ray and distort your view, making it even harder to see. Reduce your speed if you are having trouble seeing Pay attention to the road markings and ensure you stay in your own lane Avoid driving when sun glare is at its worstContact a personal...

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Pedestrian critically injured in Corpus Christi car accident

A man has been seriously injured after being hit by a car on October 22, 2018 at the intersection of Leopard and Lantana Streets in Corpus Christi, Texas according to KRIS-TV. Details of the car accident in Corpus Christi According to responding authorities, on the morning of Monday, October 22, 2018 around 7 am, a man was hit trying to cross at the intersection of Leopard and Lantana. According to preliminary reports, the pedestrian was not using a crosswalk, and was struck by a woman who claims she didn't see the man. Officers that responded to the violent car accident in Corpus Christi, say the man that was hit by the car suffered life-threatening personal injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. Common Delayed Injuries after a Car Accident After a car accident or truck accident, a victim of an auto accident may not feel immediate pain or notice they have suffered a personal injury. Even serious personal injuries can be masked by the adrenaline rush following a car accident. Some personal injuries can show up some time after the car or truck accident. A few of these personal injuries are listed below:Whiplash: This is a common neck injury that occurs when a sudden impact causes the head to jerk forward or backward. The sudden force strains the neck and may injure muscles in the neck. Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissue injuries are the injuries to the muscles, tendon, and ligaments. Symptoms of soft tissue injuries include bruising, inflammation, stiffness etc. ...

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Pedestrian hit in Fourth of July car accident in Corpus Christi

According to KZTV 10 in Corpus Christi, a pedestrian was involved in a car accident during the early hours of July 4, 2018, after he was hit by a car near SPID and Weber. Details of the Corpus Christi car crash Shortly before 4 am on July 4, 2018, Corpus Christi Police Department were called to the scene of a car accident where a pedestrian had been hit by an SUV. According to authorities, a man, dressed in dark clothing was walking near the intersection of Weber and SPID in Corpus Christi, when he was struck by a Toyota Sequoia. According to police, the pedestrian was not walking in a designated crosswalk area, so the driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian, was not ticketed for the incident. The police did note, that the area was poorly lit, possibly contributing to the car crash. The pedestrian was injured and transferred to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline. Quick tips when traveling as a pedestrian Too often, pedestrians are injured after being hit by a car, even though they thought they were following rules that would ensure their safety. Below are a few tips and tricks that a pedestrian can follow to ensure their safety on the roads: 1) always use sidewalks and crosswalks when they are available. 2) If a sidewalk is not available, always walk or jog against traffic, so you are facing on coming traffic. This may seem odd, but if you run with traffic, it is harder for cars and trucks to see you. 3)...

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Pedestrian Accidents & Safety

Pedestrians are everywhere. Whether you’re walking from your car to a restaurant across the street, or just taking a casual walk through the neighborhood. People walking on foot are considered pedestrians. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines a pedestrian as “going or performed on foot.” With more distracted drivers on the road than ever, the potential for car accidents that injure pedestrians are on the rise. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian injuries from a car accident are drivers that fail to check for pedestrians in crosswalks before proceeding, drivers failing to stop at red lights or stop signs, and texting while driving. The Texas Department of Transportation reported that in 2016, pedestrian fatalities totaled 678, which is a 21.5% increase from 2015. Regardless of how a pedestrian accident is caused, they almost always result in injury. Injuries that are typical after a car hits a pedestrian are road rash, cuts, deep bruising, broken bones, herniated discs, brain trauma, and sometimes even death. It is extremely important to be fully aware of moving vehicles as a pedestrian while driving, and equally important to be aware of marked cross walks and to make yourself visible  when walking.  Safety Tips for Pedestrians:             1) Wear bright clothing so drivers can see you             2) Only cross at designated cross walks             3) Do not walk on the highway             4) Stay on the sidewalk or designated walking path If you or a loved one was injured as a pedestrian after being hit by a distracted and reckless driver, contact The Patel...

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