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Red-light Runner Causes Three-vehicle Crash on SPID

A 64-year-old woman was injured following a multiple vehicle accident in Corpus Christi involving a red light runner at the intersection of Rodd Field Road and SPID  on December 24, 2018 according to KIII-TV. Need a car accident lawyer in Corpus Christi after a car wreck? Call The Patel Firm PLLC now. 

Details of the Corpus Christi car crash

Corpus Christi police responded to the three-vehicle accident in Corpus Christi around 10:45 a.m. on Monday, December 24, 2018. According to responding authorities, the driver of an SUV traveling east on SPID ran a red light at the intersection at Rodd Field Road, causing a multiple-vehicle accident. One of the other drivers involved in the Corpus Christi auto accident sustained injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital where she is expected to make a full recovery. The driver of the SUV was cited for failing to stop at the red light.

Fatalities in Car Accidents Drop Significantly in 2017 and 2018

In 2017, car accident resulting in death decreased in the United States by 1.8% according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  In comparison, between 2014 and 2015, the sharpest two-year traffic fatality increase was recorded in 50 years, when car accident casualties rose by 7%. The trend continued in 2016 when an additional 7% increase was recorded.

The drop in the number of deaths recorded in car accidents may be the result of advancements made in automobile technology. Car manufacturers are adding new features to cars that make them safer to drive. Digitally embedded car safety gear alerts drivers to a potential car crashes or slows down the car in some cases to avert an accident. For trucks and truck drivers unfortunate, fatalities in accidents involving large trucks rose by 9% during the same period. The rise in the fatalities in accidents involving large trucks and among truck drivers may be the result of more freight trucks and large transport vehicles traveling the road due to increased consumer demand and population growth.  

Contact a car accident attorney in Corpus Christi today 

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, hire the service of a Corpus Christi car accident lawyer at The Patel Firm PLLC.  Our Corpus Christi accident attorney Minesh J. Patel has handled numerous car accident claims. The firm has the knowledge and skill-set you need to face the difficulties of a car or truck accident and secure the compensation you deserve.

An accident lawyer in Corpus Christi from The Patel Firm PLLC can guide you through the insurance claim process and provide frequent updates on the status of your case and protecting your rights. Discuss your options with us today. You can call, text, or email the firm at any time. 24/7/365, someone at The Patel Firm PLLC is ready and waiting to speak with you. Contact us today by calling us at (361) 400-2036.

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

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