• August 15, 2022

Juan Garcia Killed in Fort Worth, TX Hit-and-Run on Vaughn Avenue

UPDATE (August 15, 2022): Later reports identified the pedestrian killed in this accident as 74-year-old Juan Garcia. Garcia was on a nightly walk when he was hit while legally crossing Vaughn Blvd. The driver who struck him left the scene and remains at large.

Fort Worth, TX — August 12, 2022, a male pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle while crossing Vaughn Boulevard in Fort Worth.

According to reports the incident happened just before 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Vaughn and Avenue H. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was lawfully crossing Vaughn when he was fatally struck by a passing vehicle that did not stop after the impact. Investigators did not release a description of the vehicle.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Juan Garcia Accident on Vaughn Blvd in Fort Worth

It's beyond frustrating to see yet another instance where someone fled instead of helping in the crucial minutes after a collision. So often that time can make the difference between life and death if help is quickly summoned to the scene, yet almost daily there are new reports of people fleeing instead of taking responsibility. I can't help but wonder what possible justification someone could have for leaving another person behind to die like this. Did they just panic, or did they have something to hide? Warrants? Drugs? Did intoxication lead to their poor choices?

Juan Garcia Killed in Fort Worth, TX Hit-and-Run on Vaughn Avenue

Answering those questions and determining the suspect's motive is important not only so the accident can be fully understood, but also because the answers can help victims and families navigate complex legal avenues they might not otherwise have access to. Finding the runaway driver and ensuring they face consequences is a paramount concern, but in addition it's important to get the people affected by this accident the help they need. That's why the community must remain vigilant until someone connects the dots and identifies the runaway driver. If police and the public work together, I'm confident justice can be done.

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