Early Sunday morning, a car crashed into a building at the Timber Ridge Apartments in Corpus Christi, Texas. The truck struck another vehicle before crashing into the building.
Details of the Corpus Christi car accident
According to authorities, the car crash occurred around 2:30 am and is being investigated as a possible DWI. Police say the truck was traveling on Holly Road in Corpus Christi, when it hit another car which was traveling south on Weber Road. That collision caused driver of the truck to lose control, hitting a building at the Timber Ridge Apartments. The police have not determined which driver, the truck or the car, was at fault.
Drunk Driving in Nueces County
According the most recent data available from the Texas Department of Transportation, Nueces County is among the busiest when it comes to drunk driving related crashes and injuries. There were a total of 452 alcohol-related crashes in 2016 in Nueces County. Of those 452 alcohol related crashes, there were 9 fatalities because of drunk driving in Nueces County in 2016.
Did You Know? Drunk Driving Stats and Facts
Check out just some of the facts and statistics put together by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) about drunk driving and drunk driving accidents:
50 to 75 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a suspended license.
About a quarter of car crashes with teens involve an underage drinking driver. Ninety-five percent of the 14 million people who are alcohol dependent began drinking before the legal age of 21.
In 2013 alone, 28.7 million people admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol – that’s more than the population of Texas
Each day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but only about 3200 are arrested.
Adults drank too much and drove about 121 million times per year – over 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving a day.
Every day in America, another 29 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. That’s one person every 50 minutes.
Check out more drunk driving statistics from MADD here.
Contact a drunk driving accident attorney in Corpus Christi today
If you or a loved one were injured in a drunk driving accident in Corpus Christi, seek the counsel of an aggressive Corpus Christi car accident lawyer at The Patel Firm PLLC today for dedicated representation from beginning to end. From the attorney to the staff, everyone at The Patel Firm PLLC is dedicated to offering first class client experience.
We punish drunk drivers for their negligence and work tirelessly to get our clients the justice they deserve. Call us today at (361) 400-2036 for an obligation-free consultation. 24/7/365, someone at The Patel Firm PLLC is ready and waiting to take your call. Contact us now.