Heather Revoir Killed in Pedestrian Accident in Keene, TX
Keene, TX -- June 2, 2022, Heather Revoir was killed due to an accident where a vehicle struck Revoir along the highway.
Authorities reported that the collision happened at around 9:30 p.m. along US 67 off the corner of Day Miar Road.
In reports, officials said that a pedestrian, whom sources identified as 32-year-old Heather Revoir, was walking at the time. A driver on westbound reported they could not avoid Revoir, who the driver said stumbled or ran into the road. This resulted in a collision.
Revoir sustained fatal injuries in the accident. No other injuries were reported. Police did not specify who had the right-of-way at the time, and toxicology tests are pending.
Commentary on Heather Revoir Car Accident in Keene
I can't help wondering what police are basing reports on besides the statement from the driver. For all we know, that's the sole surviving witness trying to paint themselves in a better light. To be clear, I can't say what happened here more or less than anyone else. Maybe that driver's claims were true, and something unusual occurred, like in a recent case I had where a man stumbled onto a freeway after a bowling alley illegally over-served him to the point of being dangerously intoxicated. It's worth considering the possibility something similar happened here.
With that said, people have a tendency to automatically blame pedestrians unless it's crystal clear they were in a crosswalk. In reality, it's important to break down exactly how visible and avoidable the victim was. Even if they didn't have the right of way, a driver failing to avoid a reasonably avoidable accident is a serious sign they were doing something wrong. Is that something authorities have considered here, or will this be yet another tragic event better off in the hands of independent investigators?