Yesterday afternoon in Fort Worth, a woman was walking on a grass footpath near Fossil Creek Boulevard when she was hit and killed by a white pickup truck. The truck had been driving erratically down North Beach Street before he hit the pedestrian. Witnesses said they saw the vehicle bouncing off of curbs and weaving.
Good Samaritans ran towards the victim in order to help her, but reports indicate that she was killed instantly. She was pronounced dead when the emergency crews arrived. Several witnesses chased the truck that caused the accident. The truck eventually came to a stop approximately 200 yards away from the scene where police were able to apprehend the driver for questioning.
There’s no word yet on what might have caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle. WFAA reports that the driver did volunteer a blood sample, but no results have been made public yet. The victim’s name has also not yet been released.
The majority of pedestrian deaths occur at night or when the pedestrian is walking directly on the road. One of the many reasons why this accident is so shocking is that it occurred on a sunny afternoon on a grass path apart from the road. These areas are generally thought to be safe from the dangers of auto accidents. Unfortunately, negligent drivers can create perilous situations at any time. Hopefully, a thorough investigation by the Fort Worth police will shed light on what caused this accident and how other incidents can be prevented. We will keep you updated as more information is released.