Enedelia Moreno Hernandez Killed, Ricardo Hernandez, 1 Injured in Car Accident in Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi, TX -- June 11, 2022, Enedelia Hernandez was killed and Ricardo Hernandez and one other were hurt following a car accident.
Officials suggested that the incident happened at around 7:00 p.m. along Shoreline Boulevard off Kinney Street.
It appears that 72-year-old Ricardo Hernandez, 72-year-old Enedelia Moreno Hernandez, and a 21-year-old woman were inside a Mercury Mountaineer traveling through the Water's Edge Park parking lot. Events were described as the vehicle "revving its engine several times" before then going forward and crashing through a pillar meant to keep traffic out of an area meant for pedestrians. The vehicle then ran off-road and went into the water.
Moreno Hernandez sustained fatal injuries due to the incident. Ricardo Hernandez and the other passenger were said to have incapacitating injuries. Right now, further information is needed to confirm the exact cause of the crash.
Commentary on Enedelia Moreno Hernandez, Ricardo Hernandez Car Accident in Corpus Christi
The details about the car possibly "revving" multiple times before slamming through a pillar while coming out of a parking lot are, to say the least, unusual. My experience tells me a 72-year-old man wasn't likely trying to whip out of the parking lot or something reckless like that. There are many things that could have gone wrong, but I hope authorities at least had someone look into a possible mechanical issue.
If the driver was having trouble getting the vehicle to shift gears or accelerate, there may have been maintenance or manufacturing issues he wasn't aware of. These are things I try to talk about whenever possible on this blog so folks know the value of having experienced professionals look into their crash when possible. Was that step ever taken here?