• June 01, 2022

Johnathon Lopez Injured by Vehicle on Marsha Sharp Freeway in Lubbock, TX

UPDATE (June 2, 2022): The pedestrian injured in this accident has been identified as 26-year-old Johnathon Lopez. The Nissan driver that struck Lopez was identified as 23-year-old Jordan McCullough.

The circumstances of the collision are still being investigated.

Lubbock, TX — May 31, 2022, a pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle on the Marsha Sharp Freeway in Lubbock.

According to reports the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on the freeway near University Avenue. Preliminary investigation suggests only that the pedestrian was in the main lanes of the freeway when they were hit by an eastbound Nissan Altima.

The victim was transported to a local hospital. No other injuries were reported.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Johnathon Lopez Accident on Marsha Sharp Fwy in Lubbock

There isn't much information about what happened here, though folks also tend to write off incidents where pedestrians are hit on the highway. The assumption is that someone on foot there is likely to be in the wrong.

It's true that pedestrian activity on a busy thruway is risky, but fault is never automatic like that. Rather than dismissing the whole thing because of where it took place it's important to consider the greater context of the accident. How did it happen, and could anything out of the ordinary have contributed to it?

For instance, where exactly was the victim in the roadway at the time? Were they crossing, walking along the road, or just standing still? Were they hard to see? What are visibility and sightlines like in that area? Was the driver's full attention on the road? If not, why not? Were other drivers able to successfully avoid the victim? Where was the pedestrian before walking on the highway? Could anything else have been done to avoid the collision or reduce its damage? Did any witnesses see more of what occurred?

I don't ask those questions to overcomplicate things or point fingers. I just don't think anyone can safely assume there's nothing else to know here. Every available answer is important when trying to learn how someone was seriously hurt, which means no stone should be left unturned in pursuit of the whole story.

*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.