Head-on crash sends two to hospital, several first responders quarantined

Posted at 11:52 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 14:22:53-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — A head-on crash that sent two people to the hospital also left several first responders to be quarantined

The crash happened just after 7 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Ayers and Gollihar Road.

Police at the scene said it appears one of the drivers veered from their lane into another and struck another vehicle head-on.

Lt. Nicholas Kless, a Lieutenant with the Corpus Christi Police Department, said both drivers were injured severely and both were sent to the hospital.

When one of the patients arrived at the hospital, doctors said the patient exhibited signs of COVID-19.

In a news release, the city states until test results are received, the first responders at the scene will be isolated and actively monitored in an abundance of caution.

In total, there were four police officers and six firefighters on scene reporting to the accident.