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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) Wear bright, reflective clothing! Don’t wear dark clothing when you are a pedestrian traveling with traffic. If it is dark out when you plan to walk to jog, make sure to follow this tip.

Contact an accident lawyer in Corpus Christi to discuss your options

If you or a loved one have been injured as a pedestrian after being hit by a car or truck, call The Patel Firm PLLC today to speak to a pedestrian accident lawyer in Corpus Christi now. From the moment you call our office for representation, we guarantee we will work hard and efficiently to get you to the outcome you deserve.  Speak to a pedestrian accident attorney in Corpus Christi today to discuss your options. You can call, text, or email our Corpus Christi personal injury law firm at any time. 24/7/365, a Corpus Christi injury lawyer at The Patel Firm PLLC is ready and waiting to speak with you.

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