• September 13, 2022

Pedestrian Denzel Adams Killed by SUV while Crossing TX-360 in Arlington

Arlington, TX — September 11, 2022, a male pedestrian trying to cross State Highway 360 was struck and killed by an SUV in Arlington.

Authorities say the incident happened around 11:15 p.m. on TX-360 near Arkansas Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was on foot, possibly trying to cross westward across the highway's travel lanes, when he ran into the path of a Range Rover Sport.

The SUV struck and killed the man; after the impact the driver pulled over immediately and called 911. No charges are expected.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Denzel Adams Accident in Arlington

Pedestrian accidents can be complex despite many people thinking they aren't. I've heard "Either they were in a crosswalk or they were at fault" more times than I care to count, but every accident--including those with pedestrians--must be carefully investigated and fully understood.

There are still many questions to resolve here: Why was the pedestrian there at the time? Where did he come from and where was he headed? How long was he in the roadway before the SUV passed through? How visible was he? Is that area lit at night? Could the driver not see him as she approached? Was she awake, alert, and paying full attention? Did any other vehicles avoid the pedestrian without issue?

I'm not making accusations or saying I know more than reports offer. I'm only saying what I so often do: Even if preliminary reports seem fairly straightforward, it's always best to evaluate all the possible factors in search of the whole truth. The victim's loved ones deserve no less.

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