Brownsville–Alejandro Garcia Struck and Killed on Laredo Road
Posted on Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 12:25 am
A man who got struck by a vehicle last Friday on Laredo Road has succumbed to his injuries, Friday night, a local news source said.
At around 10:30 p.m., Brownsville Fire Department was alerted of a collision at the corner of Laredo and 17th streets. According to initial reports, a 29-year-old Corpus Christi man had been seen urinating in public. When people yelled him to stop, the pedestrian stopped and walked onto the road, only to get hit by a passing pickup truck.
The victim, later identified as 29-year-old Alejandro Garcia, died from his injuries sustained from the collision.
Following the crash, the driver, identified as 35-year-old Albert Martinez, fled the scene but later turned himself in. He was arrested for DWI and causing an accident involving death and remains in jail on bonds totaling $125,000.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Furthermore, the NHTSA also reports that 15% of fatal car accidents happen near intersections while the whopping 85% happen on the open road, which is the case for this particular vehicular accident.
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