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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

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How Long Does It Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim?

In the big picture, it is almost-always to the plaintiff’s advantage to wait patiently for a settlement, either negotiated higher with a lawyer’s help or won through courtroom litigation. If you absolutely cannot put compensation off any longer, talk to your attorney about what you can expect if you were to offer to settle right now. Just don’t be surprised if it is a fraction of what you deserve.

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Statute of limitations in a Car Accident Case

In Texas, all parties involved in an automobile accident, whether it be a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, have two years to file a claim. This time limit begins on the date an accident occurred and exists for virtually all car accident cases, no matter how extensive the damage. 

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How to Determine the Full Value of Your Car Accident Case

Determining the actual value of your car accident claim, and therefore how much you should ask for in return from the liable party’s insurance company, is a straightforward and simultaneously complicated process. It can be simple in terms of vehicular damage.  If you have been physically injured as a result of the car accident, you will need to know the cost of your own recovery, which is far easier said than done. Read more here about how professionals determine your claim value.

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Texas Distracted Driving Laws and Regulations

In addition to being illegal, using a smartphone while driving places a great deal of liability on the shoulders of the driver should a car accident occur. The trouble is figuring out if cellphone use was actually happening right at the moment of collision. Learn more here about Texas distracted driving laws and liability after an accident.

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Common Causes of Oilfield Accidents

 According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), more than 4,000 oilfield workers are injured at work each year, with more than 100 of these cases ending in fatality. Unfortunately, many of these accidents occur as a result of the negligence of another party, such as a drilling company’s failure to provide adequate safety gear or a lack of supervisors on a jobsite.

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Should You Talk to Insurance Companies After Your Car Accident?

After being in a car accident, you may experience an unfortunate “15 minutes of fame” as all sorts of different people and parties want to talk to you. The other driver needs your information, paramedics will need to make certain you are okay, and the police might even show up to get a rundown on what led up to the collision. But there is one more group that will want to know about your car accident, and they are the one you might have to be the most careful about: insurance companies.

Most recent accident reports

A passenger of a pickup truck that collided with a utility pole on FM 665 and County Rd 26A has died. The driver, an elderly female, was airlifted from the crash site to a local hospital with unknown injuries. 
Sunday, August 2, 2015
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