One Killed in Pedestrian Accident on W. University in Odessa, TX
Odessa, TX -- August 21, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a vehicle struck them along University Boulevard.
Investigators reported that the collision happened just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday off the corner of W. University Boulevard and Westgate Avenue in the West Odessa area.
It appears that one person on foot at the time when a vehicle somehow hit them along W. University. As a result, the pedestrian succumbed to fatal injuries. It's unclear at this time who had the right-of-way. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Pedestrian Accident on W. University in Odessa
With pedestrian accidents, things aren't always as simple as finding out who had the right-of-way. As important as that is, there can be extenuating circumstances to consider.
Perhaps the driver was drunk or on their phone. Maybe the pedestrian was over-served by a bar, and they were unaware of their surroundings due to that bar's negligent service. There could be issues with signage or lighting in this area. Common or not, considering these possibilities helps to ensure that the victim's loved ones at least know they're getting the full story.