Omar Ramirez Killed by Vehicle while Pushing Pickup off US-290 in Hockley, TX
UPDATE (September 12, 2022): The person killed in this accident has been identified as 32-year-old Omar Ramirez.
Hockley, TX — August 28, 2022, two people were reportedly struck by a car while pushing a vehicle off U.S. Highway 290 in the Hockley area.
According to reports the incident happened Sunday afternoon along US-290 near Kickapoo Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a man and his 12-year-old son were working to get a disabled Chevy Silverado out of the highway's travel lanes between Kickapoo and Kermier roads. As the man pushed and his son steered, a Nissan Altima passed through and struck the pickup.
The man pushing the truck died at the scene; his son was reportedly unhurt. The driver who hit him sustained possible injuries but refused medical attention at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Omar Ramirez Accident on US-290 in Hockley
Right now it's not really clear how this unfortunate accident occurred. Presumably if the victims were pushing a vehicle off the highway it must have broken down somehow, but that doesn't really grant any insight about how or why a second vehicle crashed into them. If this really happened in the broad light of day, what kept the other vehicle from stopping or steering clear? Was the driver awake, alert, and paying attention? Were the victims pushing the car toward the shoulder or across the road to the other side for some reason?
That's only a few of the many lingering questions that need answers here to make sure the whole and true story is learned. Unfortunately I've found over the years that police sometimes only scratch the surface before finding a "good enough" story and closing the books. That can cause problems in a crash's aftermath if victims and families want answers and/or help, so it's best to know more about the kinds of things a prudent investigator will consider. Click below to learn more.