A man was pinned by a truck while changing a flat tire after a driver slammed into the vehicle Monday morning on the Crosstown Expressway at Leopard Street.
The accident happened just after 10:15 a.m. The driver of a gold pickup truck was fixing a flat tire on his vehicle with the help of a good samaritan, who pulled over to provide assistance. According to police, the driver of a grey Impala switched lanes at the last second, heading toward I-37 north instead of Ocean Dr. When she did that, she struck one of two pickup trucks stopped on the road.
The impact caused the truck to move and pin one of the men who was changing the flat tire.
"Because of the impact, it ran over one of the gentlemen changing the tire," said Sgt. Richard Olden of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "The medics had to lift the vehicle up and get him out."
Northbound lanes of Crosstown were shut down at Leopard temporarily to keep drivers away from the scene of the accident.
The man was taken to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital. There has been no word yet regarding his current condition, but police at the scene did say that he suffered life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the grey Impala was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Police said charges are still pending.
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