On the morning of May 31, 2022, police responded to a rollover accident involving a white vehicle with 4 male passengers inside.
The Speeding Accident
On May 31, 2022, four male students were heading back to their high school after a graduation rehearsal at the American Bank Center when they were involved in an accident. Two of the boys were injured, and two were killed in the 2300 block of North Port Avenue in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The police arrived on the scene at 11:25 in the morning. They found a white car rolled over on its roof with four male passengers inside the vehicle. Two of the students died on the scene. The other two were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
According to officers on the scene, high-speeds may have been the cause of the crash. An investigation into the possability that racing played a role in this incident is ongoing.
One of the teen’s parents has stated that the reason the teen boy survived the rollover is that he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. At this time, further reporting on the health of the surviving boys is being kept confidential for the sake of privacy.
The high school graduation went ahead as scheduled on Friday, June 3, 2022. During the ceremony, two chairs remained empty to honor the lives of the two 18-year-olds who lost their lives in the crash.
The Danger of Speeding and Racing Crashes
Not only do speeding and racing put you at risk for tickets, but they are also dangerous to passengers, drivers, and nearby pedestrians. Car crashes that result from speeding or racing can lead to serious injuries or death.
Racing can be even more dangerous than speeding because more cars are involved and drivers may be more distracted by the thought of finishing the race. The Texas Department of Transportation has reported on how many individuals have been involved, injured, or killed in speed-related car crashes.
- There were 381 people killed in accidents involving high speed in 2020.
- Roughly half of those killed in speed-involved accidents were the speeding drivers.
- Individuals in non-speeding cars represented the second largest portion of fatalities at 27%.
- Of those killed, 190 were drivers, 63 were passengers in speeding vehicles, 101 were passengers or drivers of non-speeding vehicles, and 21 were pedestrians.
- Out of all accidents caused by excess speed, 13% resulted in at least one fatality, with 2,505 excess speed accidents occurring in Texas in 2020.
Speeding and racing are incredibly dangerous. High speeds require faster reaction times, pose a higher risk of losing control, and require longer braking times. You might not ever consider racing on the road, but speeding can occur very easily, whether you’re exhausted or just plain distracted.
Be sure to watch for speed limit signs, changes in traffic patterns, and weather changes to adjust your speed accordingly.