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Corpus Christi, TX - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Corpus Christi - The Sparkling City by the Sea

Corpus Christi is a coastal city in southern Texas. The metropolitan area US Census estimated population in 2013 was 442,600, making it the eighth-most populous city in Texas. The name Corpus Christi means, "Body of Christ" in Latin, and was given to the settlement and surrounding bay by Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pinedain 1519. The majority of the population is employed in the services, wholesale and retail trades, as well as government sectors.

Major Roadways in Corpus Christi

  • Interstate 37 provides access to the Corpus Christi International Airport and the city's downtown, as well as connecting the city to San Antonio in the north.
  • U.S. Route 77 is a north-south highway that travels from Corpus Christi, through Dallas, and ends in Sioux City, Iowa.
  • U.S. Route 181 is located entirely within Texas, and runs from Corpus Christi to just south of San Antonio. It largely parallels Interstate 37 to the east.
  • Texas State Highway 35 travels from Houston to the eastern side of Corpus Christi.
  • Texas State Highway 44 runs east-west, connecting Corpus Christi to Encinal. It is also known as the Cesar Chavez Memorial Highway.
  • Texas State Highway 286 / Crosstown Expressway this road connects downtown Corpus Christi to Chapman Ranch.
  • Texas State Highway 358 / Padre Island Drive is a highway that runs along the southern end of Corpus Christi. 

Other Transportation

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Corpus Christi pedestrian accidents;

Corpus Christi bicycle accidents;

Corpus Christi aircraft accidents;

Corpus Christi boating accidents;

Corpus Christi bus accidents;

Corpus Christi train accidents;

Corpus Christi car accidents.

Major Hospitals and Medical Centers in Corpus Christi

If you know someone who has been injured in an accident in the Corpus Christi area, it is likely that they were taken to one of the following medical centers for treatment.

Corpus Christi legal information for accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Corpus Christi, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Corpus Christi injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Corpus Christi injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Corpus Christi wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Corpus Christi accident lawyer can do to help.

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Texas Tornado: Infant, toddler rescued from submerged truck (VIDEO)

This is really hard to watch.

First things first: apparently everyone survived, and the baby and toddler are currently stabilized and recovering in the hospital, but that will not be super helpful to your stress level while/immediately after viewing. If you are currently the mother of young children, have a drink ready or your chosen method of self-care for when the video is done, because you will need it.  

Legal Resources

Corpus Christi, TX

Will Corpus Christi Distracted Driver Law Reduce Car Accidents?

In Corpus Christi, a city law passed that imposes a $500 fine if the police spot a driver using a cell phone. For years, car accident attorneys in Corpus Christi and across the country have been seeing more cases involving driver distraction. In our previous blog posts, we have discussed how prevalent the problem has become. In this day and age, everyone is tied to their smartphones. Car manufacturers are adding more options to incorporate hands-free operation of a phone. But will/would this law reduce auto accidents? 
Corpus Christi, TX

Texas Still A Leader In Teen Driver Car Accident Fatalities

Motor vehicle accidents are still a primary cause of death for teens behind the wheel. Texas is still among the highest in teen driving fatalities, with only three states in the nation reporting more. While this is down slightly from last year (second highest), Corpus Christi and other Texas cities have continued to report some of the highest numbers of teen auto collision deaths in the nation. Go here to read about what a parent can do...

Most recent accident reports

A 15 year old girl who was involved in a motorcycle crash Saturday night died. The wreck occurred near midnight on Ocean Drive. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Ocean Drive
On 6-22-2015 a CCPD officer was traveling West bound on the 9700 block of Leopard Street. At approximately 9:00 PM the officer contacted the dispatcher and advised that he was in an accident and struck a pedestrian.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Leopard Street
One person is dead following a four-car crash on Highway 281 south of Alice, Texas at  5 a.m. on Monday.  Two 18-wheeler and two other vehicles crashed.
Police Chief Floyd Simpson was killed in a motorcycle accident on Highway 361 in Port Aransas which occurred just before 6 p.m.

Authorities are reporting that two people riding a motorcycle are in the hospital after being hit by a vehicle coming out of a parking lot S

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Saratoga Street
A tragic accident happened in Flour Bluff, Corpus Christi on Friday night when a woman was run over by her own suv. Friends have identified the woman as Melody Hubbard.  Police say the 30-year-old victim was parked betwe
Friday, November 21, 2014
Jose Reyes was killed when he drove his truck into the batting cages at a Corpus Christi high school. Fortunately no one was near the batting cages when the crash occured, and no one else was hurt during the incident. Police are investigating.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Tiger Lane
An accident just outside of Mathis has claimed the life of one person. The accident happened between Edroy and Mathis on I-37. According to state troopers, the accident happened around 12:30 Sunday afternoon.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Mathis, TX
Type: Car Accident
An 18-wheeler driver is dead this morning after an accident just north of Sinton. Troopers tell us the accident happened around 1:30 this morning on Highway 77.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Highway 77
Sinton, TX

3 people died in a crash involving a school bus in Live Oak County Thursday morning. According to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety, a van crashed into a Three Rivers ISD school bus on Highway 72 just before 7 a.m.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Highway 72
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine helicopter has crashed in South Texas injuring three aboard.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
The driver of a vehicle crammed with 14 passengers believed to be undocumented immigrants could face murder charges after he crashed into a tree, killing five of them, while evading Falfurrias police, the police chief said Monday.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
U.S. 281
Type: Car Accident