In the blink of an eye, driver inattention let to a potentially deadly traffic accident on Highway 44 Thursday, but thankfully both occupants of a small car walked away unscathed.
It happened around midday on the eastbound lanes of Highway 44, just west of the airport. A woman with a seven-year old passenger in a small Saturn veered off the roadway and crashed into a light pole.
"Something happened in the car," said Sr. Officer Chuck Williams of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "She was dealing with the window, or whatever. Swerved a little bit, and over-corrected and spun out of control."
Investigators on the scene said the accident could have been much worse.
"You have to pay attention to the road and keep your eyes on the roadway at all times," Williams said. "If not, these are the kinds of things that happen to you; and plus, she's coming around a curve. Probably got out of sorts and that's what happened."
The accident is still under investigation. It is undetermined whether the driver will be cited for causing the accident.
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