Corpus Christi— Bicyclist Struck by Car on Shoreline Boulevard
Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 at 8:26 am
The Corpus Christi Police Department is investigating a car accident that injured a bicycle rider on Shoreline Boulevard, last March 23, Saturday.
According to initial reports, local officers responded to Shoreline near Lawrence Street after receiving an alert of a crash. Police said that a red Ford Escape was traveling along the northbound lane of the road when it collided with a northbound bicyclist while attempting to turn right on Lawrence. The impact of the collision injured the bike rider. He was rushed to a hospital for further care.
No identification has been released as of this writing.
The driver of the vehicle who struck him was cited for causing the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victim. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of both parties.
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