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Corpus Christi– Man Dies Following a Collision on Crosstown Expressway

Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 3:01 am    

Last Thursday, a pedestrian collision took the life of one person on Crosstown Expressway near Agnes, according to a police news release.

At around 5:00 p.m., two men were attempting to cross Crosstown Expressway, also known as State Highway 286, when one of them got struck by a vehicle. The force of impact left the pedestrian with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by local emergency crews. It was not confirmed if his companion sustained any injury.

The deceased pedestrian was later identified by the Nueces County Medical Examiner’s Office as Charles Jordan Woodard, 30. Authorities believed Woodward is homeless.

The driver of the hitting vehicle stayed at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

No charges have been made as the investigation is still in progress.

With sincerest sympathies, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased. We strongly believe that the Odessa Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

Texas is among the states in the US that have the most car accidents which involved injuries and fatalities every year. Some of the common factors contributing to the rising cases of collisions in the area include the worsening traffic situation, weather conditions, and poor driving habits.

Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.

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