Cassandra Carter Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 67 in Sherwood, AR
Sherwood, AR -- December 27, 2020, Cassandra Carter was killed due to an accident where a vehicle struck her along the highway.
Authorities reported that the incident took place at around 10:00 p.m. near mile marker 3 of Highway 67 South.
According to initial reports, 29-year-old Cassandra Carter was walking in the area when police say Carter attempted to cross from the west shoulder. Doing so, a southbound Dodge Durango struck Carter. As a result, Carter died from her injuries. No other injuries were reports, and police reported no charges or citations. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Cassandra Carter Pedestrian Accident in Sherwood
I find that people are often too quick to jump to conclusions when pedestrians get hit on the highway. The assumption is that since highways are a dangerous place to be, there's no way a driver could be responsible for an accident like this. That's usually true, but not always.
The law is more nuanced than people tend to realize. Essentially, it all comes down to how avoidable the collision was. If investigations showed that the victim would have been clearly visible and far enough away to avoid, the driver should have been able to avoid hitting the victim. Failing to avoid an avoidable accident, right-of-way or not, is something that needs to be addressed.
To be clear, I'm not saying that's the case here. I simply think it's necessary to remind people that the little details are still important. Especially when someone loses their life, getting their loved ones some answers should always be a priority.