• July 11, 2022

Portia Dickens Killed in Hit-and-Run on Esperanza Road in Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX — July 8, 2022, 71-year-old Portia Dickens was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle on Esperanza Road in Far North Dallas.

According to reports the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on the 13400 block of Esperanza near Brookgreen Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests a large dark-colored SUV was headed north in the area when it struck Dickens as she crossed westward in a marked crosswalk. The driver then continued away from the scene without stopping.

Dickens suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Investigators continue to search for the hit-and-run vehicle and driver and ask the public to contact them with any information.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Portia Dickens Hit-and-Run in Dallas

It's always sad and frustrating to learn of another Texas hit-and-run. It boggles the mind that anyone is capable of leaving someone dying in the street after causing them harm. The circumstances of each accident may vary some, but the anger and questions they create are largely the same.

One of the biggest questions lingering in the wake of a hit-and-run is simple "Why?" Why did the crash happen, and why did the driver leave the scene? Many other questions follow: Were they just scared? Did they panic? Or was it a conscious effort to avoid responsibility? Is it possible they had something to hide, like warrants or an expired license? Were they drunk and not thinking clearly?

One, several, or none of those could be involved here, but before motives and details can be established the runaway driver has to be located. Hopefully someone will recognize the hit-and-run vehicle from its description and photos captured by local surveillance cameras, then contact police. If authorities release any new details and developments and the public is vigilant and cooperative, I'm confident this can be properly resolved. Any steps beyond simply bringing the driver to justice would depend on what investigators learn.

Portia Dickens Killed in Hit-and-Run on Esperanza Road in Dallas, TX
*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.