• January 09, 2023

Man Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on Greenwood Drive in Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX -- October 11, 2022, one person was injured due to an accident where vehicles crashed on Greenwood Drive.

Investigators said that the incident happened at approximately 5:47 p.m. along Greenwood Drive off the corner of Horne Road.

A 50-year-old man was said to be in a Chevy Impala which was southbound on Greenwood. The driver went around another vehicle, according to a witness, following which it crashed head-on with a northbound pickup making a left turn.

The driver of the Impala had injuries described as incapacitating while no other injuries were confirmed. Police said they believe the pickup driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. No further information about the crash is available at this time.

Looking at details like these, I find people often make the same mistake. They see police allege alcohol as a factor, and they think that makes things open-and-shut. Everyone knows drunk driving is dangerous, so what more is there to tell? Well, things are never quite so simple. There are a few reasons for that.

Man Injured in Alleged DWI Accident on Greenwood Drive in Corpus Christi, TX

It's possible police are off the mark, and alcohol wasn't actually involved. It's also possible circumstances show alcohol wasn't the most significant factor in the events. Or, if alcohol was the cause (which it usually is), resolving things may not be as simple as putting a driver in court. It can also lead to businesses like bars and liquor stores being responsible if they illegally over-served the drunk driver.

If that sounds like stuff police would have under control, I'm afraid I have some bad news. Police reports rarely cover these details beyond the alleged drunk driver and their potential charges. Getting the full picture usually means there needs to be an independent set of eyes that won't get tunnel vision. Doing so can make a huge difference as folks take steps to seek the answers and the help they deserve. I see nothing particular in these reports which makes me think this incident would be an exception to that.


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