Justice for Injury Victims

Corpus Christi – Driver identified following a crash on South Padre Island Drive

Posted on Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 9:06 am    

A wrong-way driver caused a fatal accident on South Padre Island Drive, near Airline Road.

According to preliminary reports, the wreck occurred at around 5:09 a.m. Authorities arrived at the 6000 block of South Padre Island Drive following a call reporting a collision. The crash happened when a grey SUV, which was traveling on the wrong side of the road, collided with another SUV.

The impact of the collision left the second vehicle in total wreck. Its occupant who was identified only as a 71-year-old Hispanic man was trapped inside the car when police arrived. He sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment. It remains unknown if the three other occupants of the SUV have been injured.

The driver of the wrong-way SUV died at the scene of the crash. He was identified as 28-year-old Richard Lopez.

The Corpus Christi Police Department is heading the investigation.

People dislike attorneys until they actually need one. Attorney Tom's team of Houston personal injury lawyers is prepared to help you if you've been hurt in an accident. Call 713-244-6363 or fill out an online contact form and an experienced legal professional will reach out to you.

Note: This site is dedicated to reporting on accidents and injuries. We refer to existing news sources to create our posts. News articles often are updated to reflect new developments. Contact us if you have noticed any false or out of date information in this post so we can update it to be as informative as possible.

Disclaimer: Attorneytom.com is a local website. We hope that by exposing the frequency of accidental injuries in our community, we can help make the greater Houston area a safer place. It is our hope that exposing the prevalence of preventable injuries will help our friends and neighbors take the necessary measures to avoid such accidents. Information on accidentattorney.io is not legal advice.



Very professional and responsive

“I told him Tommy John, you’re my hero. Because that’s how I feel about him. I do not know what I would have done without Tommy John and his team. I can’t even imagine.”

Posted by Jarrett R.