Officer Injured While Directing Traffic

“Bravo” District
Date: 1/19/2015          7:15 PM
Location: 10400 South Padre Island Drive West Access
Offense: Crash
Case  Number: C1500254
Just after 6:00 PM, a Corpus Christi Police Officer observed that there was a power outage in the area of Waldron Road and S. Padre Island Drive.  Due to the dark and dangerous conditions imposed by the lack of lighting and traffic signals he called another officer to assist him, and they took it upon themselves to start directing traffic through the intersection.

At about 7:15 PM, Officer Alan Ostermiller, was out of his marked patrol car directing traffic along the west bound access road of the freeway when a 2011 Chevrolet Aveo traveling west on the access road struck a 2012 Ford F150 truck that was traveling north in the 1000 block of Waldron Road.  The car struck the passenger side door of the truck as both vehicles entered the intersection.

The 24 year old female driver of the Chevrolet was not injured.  The 58 year old male driver of the truck also was not injured, however, a 54 year old female who was sitting next to the passenger door in the truck that was struck was taken to Spohn Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

Following the impact of the two vehicles, Officer Ostermiller was struck by the truck.  He had injuries to his lower back, and both legs.  He was transported to Spohn Memorial Hospital for injuries not believed to be life threatening.

At this time Corpus Christi Police Traffic Investigators are still investigating this crash.   It has not been determined if any of the drivers will be issued citations related to the crash. Alcohol is not considered a factor.