• August 15, 2022

Pedestrian Killed by 18-Wheeler on TX-183 in Irving

Irving, TX — August 12, 2022, a pedestrian crossing State Highway 183 on foot was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in Irving.

According to reports the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on TX-183 between Beltline and Esters roads. Preliminary investigation suggests the 73-year-old victim was running southward across the highway's westbound lanes when he was fatally hit by the westbound Peterbilt big rig.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Pedestrian Accident on TX-183 in Irving

Many folks feel that incidents like this, while tragic, are often due to someone mistiming an effort to get across a busy road. Running across a highway is pretty risky, but it's irresponsible to pin all the blame anywhere without considering all the potential factors.

Even if a highway is typically dangerous for pedestrians, there may have been extenuating or unusual circumstances involved. That's why it's important to learn all the details: What are sightlines and visibility like in that area? Was the truck driver awake, alert, and watching the road? What about the pedestrian--could he see approaching traffic? If not, why not? Were other vehicles able to avoid the victim without difficulty before the truck came along? Could or should the truck driver have done anything differently? Were there any witnesses or camera footage from traffic or dashcams that could shed more light on what happened?

Pedestrian Killed by 18-Wheeler on TX-183 in Irving

Those questions aren't meant to complicate things or make accusations. Further investigation might show this really boils down to an unfortunately-timed attempt to cross a busy thruway. However, it could also reveal other issues that weren't considered at first. At the very least the victim's loved ones deserve to know that careful attention was paid here in search of answers. If there's anything else to do besides that, knowing so will depend on what those answers turn out to be.

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