Mother, Children Injured by Vehicle after Crash at Fort Worth Intersection
Fort Worth, TX — June 5, 2022, a mother and her three children were injured by a vehicle in a street median after a crash in Fort Worth.
Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the crossing of McCart Avenue and Sycamore School Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a car and an SUV collided in the area, after which one of the vehicles hit the mother and her three children who were standing in the median waiting to cross the road.
All four pedestrians were taken to an area hospital. The woman and two children were critically injured, while one child was less seriously hurt.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Pedestrian Accident at McCart Ave and Sycamore School Rd in Fort Worth
People may read about this accident in the news, shake their heads sadly, and then write the whole thing off as just a matter of people being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Most accidents really shouldn't be dismissed so readily. Things may be as simple as reports make them sound, but even now some important questions come to mind that seem not to have answers yet.
For instance: How did the crash at that intersection happen? It's light controlled, so did somebody try to run theirs? If so, why? Was it just a simple issue of being in too much of a hurry, or could something else have been a factor? Did their brakes fail? Was someone impaired? After the collision, how did one of the vehicles hit the pedestrians?
Speaking of the pedestrians, how did they end up in the median? Is the walk signal too short at the intersection? Did they walk with or against the lights? Were they clearly visible?
That's just a handful of the many issues that should still be addressed before anyone can say they have the whole story. I don't say that to overcomplicate the matter, but considering the damage done it seems only right that investigators take a close look and find out more. If there's anything else to do besides learn the truth, knowing that depends on what the truth turns out to be.