Chain-Collision Crash Causes Lanes To Close in Corpus Christi
by Abigail Vela | September 26th, 2021 | Auto Accident, Legal Representation, News
On the night of Wednesday, September 21, a vehicle failed to stop and caused a five-vehicle collision along S.P.I.D near the Ayers Street exit.
Further Details About Accident
At around 8:40 p.m., a Corpus Christi Police Dept. supervisor was assisting at another car accident scene involving two vehicles when another driver failed to stop and slammed directly into a second vehicle. The second vehicle then hit the CCPD supervisor’s car.
Lieutenant Lee Preiss reports that emergency lights were on to advise incoming traffic of the car accident scene where the CCPD supervisor was assisting.
The five-car collision ended up closing four lanes along the freeway, including entrance and exit ramps between Weber Road and Ayers exit.
The driver of the vehicle that failed to stop and caused the chain-collision crash is facing citations. No life-threatening injuries were reported at the scene of the crash.
How To Drive Around the Scene of an Accident
Emergency lights on the highway are meant to signal you to slow down. When witnessing an accident from afar, it’s best to follow a few guidelines to help you navigate your way around the accident in a safe and respectful manner:
- SLOW DOWN. One of the most important things to do first is to slow down your vehicle. Doing so will allow you to be aware of any emergency personnel that is helping guide traffic past the accident.
- MOVE OVER. After slowing down, give space and move over a lane. However, if prevented from doing so, keep slowing down and pay attention to what’s happening on the road.
- AVOID DISTRACTIONS. If you’re on a call or blasting music, be sure to end that call and lower your music. Avoid any distractions possible while navigating your vehicle past the scene of the accident. Also, be sure to pay attention to where emergency personnel are standing to avoid any further accidents.
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Car collisions can be avoided by following the rules of the road and slowing down when you see emergency lights up ahead. However, your Brownsville car accident lawyer, Jesse Gonzalez, knows that accidents can still happen.
If you or a loved one are injured in a chain-collision crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help ease your recovery, both emotionally and financially. We will be here every step of the way to help you with your car accident claim!
Source: KRIS 6 News