Corpus Christi, TX – 2 Teenagers Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Staples Rd
Corpus Christi, TX (May 18, 2019) On the evening of May 16th, a pedestrian accident happened at the intersection of Staples Road and Everhart Road. Two teenagers were crossing the street when a vehicle struck both of them.
When the ambulance made it to the intersection, they found both teens suffering from injuries and immediately took them to Coastal Bend Hospital for further treatment.
Authorities are currently investigating the accident to determine why the driver struck the teens. They don’t believe alcohol was a contributing factor, but the driver has been cited for failure to yield the right-of-way to the two teenagers.
Our thoughts are with the two injured teens and their families as they recover.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
In 2015, close to 4,000 pedestrians were injured in Texas after being hit by cars. When drivers fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, it’s often because of distracted driving, which could be attributed mainly to cell phone usage. Other distractions include tending to children in the backseat, consuming alcohol, falling asleep at the wheel, site-seeing, and more.
At Benton Law Firm, we help those who have sustained major injuries in pedestrian accidents recover enough financial assistance to help them pay for current and future medical expenses and more. We offer free consultations to injured victims to make sure we’re able to completely help them with their personal injury lawsuits. If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian accident, call our office at 214-219-4878.
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