1 Injured in DUI Crash at South Staples Street and Wooldridge Drive in Corpus Christi; Edward Mendez Arrested

1 Injured in DUI Crash at South Staples Street and Wooldridge Drive in Corpus Christi; Edward Mendez Arrested

One Injured in Corpus Christi Two-Vehicle Crash at South Staples Street and Wooldridge Drive; Edward Mendez Arrested

Corpus Christi, Texas (October 17, 2020) – One person was injured in a DUI crash early Friday morning in Corpus Christi, according to police.

The crash happened around 2:15 a.m., October 16, in the 5900 block of South Staples Street and Wooldridge Drive.

Police said a vehicle was stopped at the intersection when it was rear-ended by another vehicle.

The force of the impact pushed one car into a parking lot while the other car continued going down the street and struck a sign.

The driver who was rear-ended was taken to Bay Area Hospital for treatment.

The other driver, 23-year-old Edward Mendez, was arrested and charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle, evading, and failing to identify himself to officers. He was booked into the Nueces County jail, and his bond was set at $6,500.

The crash remains under investigation.

We wish the injured victim a quick recovery.

In Texas, a driver is legally intoxicated after consuming alcohol if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher. A driver is also considered intoxicated if they don’t have the normal use of their mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol. Alcohol however is not the only intoxicant, as drivers can become intoxicated by ingesting prescription and illegal drugs such as crack, marijuana, and cocaine.

Regardless of what substance caused the driver’s reaction time to become significantly altered, intoxication by any means can cause terrible accidents and injuries.

Innocent victims harmed by drunk drivers are entitled to compensation for their injuries, including but not limited to medical expenses; lost wages; pain and suffering and mental anguish; physical impairment and disability; and most importantly, punitive damages to deter future conduct. 

If you have been injured because of a drunk driver, you will want a knowledgeable accident lawyer to bring a  personal injury action against the drunk driver.

To speak with one of our highly qualified lawyers at  Joel A. Gordon & Associates, Click to call: 281-943-5555.


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