Corpus Christi is a growing city in Southeast Texas with a population of over 325,600 residents. As a highly mobile society—like most cities in Texas, Corpus Christi sees new drivers and motorists on its highways and roads each year. With this in mind, the chances of fender-benders and automobile accidents are always present across the city and outskirts.
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With this in mind, safe driving is always of the highest priority when it comes to transportation officials and law enforcement in Corpus Christi. Below are some of the most dangerous intersections in Corpus Christi that you and yours should be aware:
South Padre Island Drive
According to a news report released last month, many pedestrians have been struck by vehicles on South Padre Island Drive the last three years. While a mobile society, Corpus Christi is also a nautical and aquatic city known for its beaches, swimming, fishing and boating areas. To access these areas, South Padre Island Drive sees a lot of traffic each day—making it one of the most dangerous roads and intersections in the city as a whole.
As a freeway access road, South Padre Drive sees driver speeds as high as fifty mph. As a result, drivers must use caution on this road, as well as a keen and strong eye for pedestrians, bicyclists, and even joggers that sometimes use the shoulders as running paths.
Horne Between Port and Ayers
Horne between Port and Ayers is considered one of the most dangerous intersections in the city. So much so, that city officials and engineers are working to improve both driver and pedestrian safety in this area. With several car accidents that occurred on this spot back in 2018, Corpus Christi officials have cited speeding, lack of attention, and high traffic as the main causes for these crashes.
Similarly, Airline Road between Ocean Drive and McCardle also remains a hot spot for car accidents, fender-benders, and motorists accidents involving both pedestrian and bicyclists.
The Texas Department of Transportation is planning on spending nearly $1.8 million for safety improvements across Corpus Christi roads and intersections. This includes upgrading outdated signal lights along with improving crosswalks with brighter signage and higher visibility. Still, the city is urging new and seasoned drivers alike to drive with caution each and every time they are out on the roads. This will hopefully prevent future accidents, along with car accident related fatalities, that have sadly increased in the city the last three years.