• April 29, 2022

Harrison Charlesworth Killed in Pedestrian, Truck Accident in Springfield, MO

Springfield, MO -- April 27, 2022, Harrison Charlesworth was killed as the result of an accident where a commercial truck hit Charlesworth on the highway.

Investigators reported that the incident took place at around 9:30 a.m. along US 65 in the area of Battlefield Road.

According to reports, 33-year-old Harrison Charlesworth was walking along the side of the highway when reports say he may have entered a lane of travel. Doing so, a truck swerved to avoid Charlesworth, but still hit him. The truck then hit another vehicle.

Due to the collision, Charlesworth sustained fatal injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Harrison Charlesworth Truck Accident in Springfield

If it's true that someone was in a lane of travel on the highway, that's certainly concerning. However, I find too often that folks are quick to blame pedestrians without actually knowing all of the facts. That's somewhat understandable on a highway, where it's dangerous for any pedestrian to be. That said, shouldn't there be clear evidence to tell the story, especially for a family in need of answers?

Harrison Charlesworth Pedestrian, Truck Accident Springfield, MO

After all, this happened during day time. It's not out of the question that the pedestrian was visible and avoidable, regardless of where they were in the road. I'm certainly not trying to stir up any controversy. I've simply seen too many situations where authorities missed something important because they thought the facts were as clear as they needed to be. If nothing else, it shouldn't be controversial to ensure a victim's loved ones are getting the full story. Are those steps being taken here?


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