Minerva Hinojosa Killed in Pedestrian Accident on FM 1015 in Progreso, TX
Progreso, TX -- May 29, 2022, Minerva Hinojosa was killed due to an accident where a vehicle struck Hinojosa along FM 1015.
Initial reports from Texas DPS officials indicated that the collision occurred at around 5:45 a.m. along FM 1015 near Military Highway.
Investigators reported that 37-year-old Minerva Hinojosa was walking when a vehicle somehow struck her. As a result, Hinojosa sustained fatal injuries.
Police say the driver stayed at the scene, but additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Minerva Hinojosa Pedestrian Accident in Progreso
It's unclear what happened here, but folks tend to assume a pedestrian hit this early in the morning must have done something wrong. That's possible, of course, but pedestrian accidents are often more complex than people realize. It's not just about who had the right-of-way or if someone was drunk, as important as those potential factors are. But it's also important to find out if the driver should have been able to avoid the pedestrian. If so, what prevented them from doing so? Maybe authorities are working hard to answer these questions, but it's often prudent to ensure independent investigators look into things as soon as possible.