Baytown Man Injured in Bus Accident on Fairmont Parkway in La Porte, TX
La Porte, TX -- August 6, 2022, a Baytown man was injured due to an accident where a bus struck him along Fairmont Parkway.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 3:00 p.m. along Fairmont Parkway near the intersection of Highway 146.
According to officials, a 52-year-old Baytown man got out of a bus in a parking lot. Doing so, reports suggest the man fell on the ground, but the bus driver apparently did not notice. As the bus began to drive, and ran over the Baytown man.
The victim had incapacitating injuries due to the accident. No other injuries were reported. Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Bus, Pedestrian Accident off Fairmont Parkway in La Porte
Generally speaking, a lot of this would likely come down to how reasonable it was for the bus driver not to see the victim. At a certain point, a passenger is off the buss, and there will be times they are somewhere a bus driver simply couldn't see in time. However, a lot of situations like that can be avoided if a bus driver is simply diligent in making sure a passenger is clear before driving away. Was this bus driver as attentive as they could have been, or could this all have been avoided?