Pedestrian Killed in Car Accident on Ferguson Road in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- January 24, 2022, one person was killed following an accident where a vehicle hit a pedestrian along Ferguson Road.
Authorities said that the crash took place at around 6:50 p.m. along Ferguson Road off Graycliff Drive.
Investigators said that a 66-year-old man was walking at the time and was on the southwest lane of Ferguson. There, a vehicle hit the man, resulting in fatal injuries. The driver reportedly left the scene, telling authorities they thought someone threw something at the vehicle. The driver came forward the next day apparently after they saw evidence "that led him to believe he hit a person."
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Pedestrian Accident on Ferguson Road in Dallas
I just want to be clear that I have no particular reason to doubt anything in these reports. The story of the driver thinking someone threw something is not entirely unrealistic. At the same time, it's important to retrace that driver's steps and verify what may have happened.
Dark or not, it seems unlikely a driver wouldn't realize they hit a human being. I've seen drivers come forward hours or days after the crash only for things like witness statements or receipts to show they likely would have been intoxicated at the time, and they left to sober up. I'm hoping nothing so deplorable happened here, but if investigations weren't thorough enough here, the victim's loved ones may not be getting the whole story.