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Corpus Christi—Elderly Woman Injured Following a Car Accident near Starbucks

Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 5:08 am    

A woman was hospitalized after getting involved in a car accident on San Padre Island Drive, Monday morning.

According to initial reports, at an unspecified time last Monday, a white SUV was pulling out of a shopping center when it collided with another car near the intersection of Staples and San Padre Island Drive. The passenger car then overturned and landed on its roof.

How the crash took place is yet to be determined by local officials.

The occupant in the car, identified only as an elderly woman, sustained minor injuries from the impact. She was sent to a hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.

The SUV driver was not injured. He was cited for failing to give way to oncoming traffic.

Corpus Christi emergency crews arrived at the scene to assist in the clearing of the site. The investigation continues.

We pray for a speedy recovery of the injured victim of the crash.

Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.

Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. So before hitting the road, it is important to check your engine–ensure your all your tires are well-aligned and brakes are working properly.


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