Teenager hospitalized after truck accident in Corpus Christi
A 13-year old boy is in critical condition after being injured in a Corpus Christi truck accident after being struck by a truck at the corner of Baldwin Blvd. and Riggan St. on October 7, 2018, in Corpus Christi according to Caller Times.
Details of the Corpus Christi truck accident
The accident that caused serious personal injury to a Corpus Christi boy happened around 9:44 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2018. According to the Corpus Christi Police Department authorities that responded to the accident, a black Chevy pickup truck heading north on the 2700 block of Riggan Street blew past a stop sign before being hit by another truck traveling west on Baldwin Boulevard. The impact of the first Corpus Christi accident made the Chevy pickup spun around and hit the boy. The man driving the second pickup was arrested and charged with a DWI, and the driver of the black pickup fled the scene. The boy sustained serious personal injuries and was taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline.
Safety Tips to apply when crossing roads as a pedestrian
- Always use pedestrian crossings: Always make use of the crosswalks when crossing the road. Pedestrians could be held to be contributory negligent for their injuries if they failed to use the crosswalks when they are hit while crossing the road.
- Wait for the green signal to cross at traffic lights: Just as you would at a crosswalk, always cross at a traffic light if there is one nearby and wait until the ‘green man’ light shows up.
- Check both sides of the road for oncoming vehicles before crossing: Look out for oncoming cars every time you are about to cross a road and check both sides. Failure to properly check both sides of the road for cars has been another reason for pedestrians to be held contributorily negligent in a car accident.
- Don’t be distracted while crossing: Avoid distractions whenever you want to cross the road. Don’t let yourself be distracted by your phone or music you are listening to – take out your headphones and pay close attention to the traffic around you.
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