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Pile up accident shuts down Highway 358 in Corpus Christi

Multiple vehicles were involved in a chain reaction crash on Friday November 30, 2018, after a rollover accident on Baldwin that left a man in critical condition according to KIII-TV.

Details of the Corpus Christi pile up accident

According to the authorities, the driver of a car, 19, hit a railing while driving on Baldwin then swerved and flipped his vehicle over. Cars behind the man were moving slowly as a result of the traffic congestion on the highway. Police say a ripple effect left more than a dozen vehicles in a pile up accident on Highway 358. The man was unresponsive at the scene and was rushed to the hospital to be evaluated for personal injuries.

Tips for Driving in Unfamiliar Places

Driving in an unfamiliar place can be difficult especially if there are no landmarks to use as a point of reference as to where to go. When driving under this circumstance, you may find yourself straining your eyes to read the tiny address on signboards to find your destination. Drivers already used to the road and familiar with their surroundings may not be so patient with you. Here are some tips that can be useful when driving in an unfamiliar place.

  • Check the speed limit: GPS can sometimes provide the speed limit on the road you are traveling. You can also keep an eye out for traffic signs showing the speed limit. Whatever the case might be, always keep it in mind speed limits are posted for a reason, and it can be a good indicator that you are approaching a curve or a residential neighborhood.
  • Don’t rely on GPS alone: GPS offers excellent assistance when trying to go from point A to B on an unfamiliar road. However, GPS is limited when it comes to navigating some areas especially the rural roads. Try to get directions from someone start the journey, including landmarks that can direct you to unmarked locations.
  • Get to know the area: Before you start driving in a new area, do some basic research to know more about the area. For example, if you are aware that the area is full of wildlife, you will know that you need to slow down and be on a lookout for stray animals.

Contact an accident lawyer in Corpus Christi to discuss your options

After a car accident or truck accident, your life can be turned upside down. Injuries take a toll, bills pile up, and immediate needs like transportation are not being met. If you or a loved one has been injured in Corpus Christi after a car accident or truck accident, call a Corpus Christi car accident lawyer at The Patel Firm PLLC now for a free legal consultation.

Minesh J. Patel and his staff at The Patel Firm PLLC take great pride in aggressively representing injury victims after car and truck accidents in Corpus Christi. Call the law firm now to understand your rights and begin down the path of recovery and justice. Give us a call today at (361) 400-2036. Contact us today.

*This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to, and should not be construed as legal advice.