• January 28, 2022

Eric Petty Killed in Train Accident on East Loop 820 Railroad Overpass in Fort Worth, TX

UPDATE (February 1, 2022): Officials identified the man killed in the accident as 50-year-old Eric Petty. Further information is currently unavailable.

Fort Worth, TX -- January 27, 2022, a man was killed following an accident where a train struck the person along the railroad over East Loop 820.

In their reports, investigators said that the incident took place at around 4:50 p.m. in the area of Cravens Road. The cause of the accident is unclear at this time. Authorities said that an unidentified man was walking along a railroad bridge over the freeway. While there, a train struck and killed him. Right now, additional details about the accident are unavailable.

Commentary on Eric Petty Train Accident in Fort Worth

Eric Petty Train Accident Fort Worth, TX

Folks tend to overlook accidents like this, considering the fact there's almost no acceptable reason for someone to be on a railroad overpass. But that doesn't mean there aren't unusual circumstances to consider. For example, I had a case a while back where a man was hit and killed on the freeway. It turned out that a local bowling alley illegally over-served him alcohol until he was completely disoriented, causing him to wander off on his way home and ultimately leading to the fatal accident. What folks may have written off as just some pedestrian being reckless turned out to be a dram shop case against a business for over-serving someone and contributing to a fatal accident. Maybe nothing like that happened here, but a man losing his life at least warrants efforts to ensure his loved ones get some answers.

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