High Grass, Tree Limbs May Have Caused Accident, Police say
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
A morning accident sent two teens to the hospital Monday. That accident may have revealed a much bigger problem for residents on the city's northside.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Stillman and Hulbirt just before 9:30 a.m. Police said the driver of a sport utility vehicle ran a stop sign and t-boned a car. Both vehicles hit a fence and a utility pole as a result of the accident.
The driver of the SUV told investigators that he could not see the stop sign because it was covered with high grass and long tree limbs.
"I have to take that into consideration when I write the report," said Officer Richard Olden with the Corpus Christi Police Department. "He is still at fault at the traffic accident. He has to pay attention to what is going on, and stop at the stop sign; but he's saying that he can't really see it, and I can understand that."
Investigators said the driver of the car did not have a license and received a citation. The two victims who were inside the car were transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital for minor injuries.
Meanwhile, the driver of the SUV was cited for causing the accident.