• October 05, 2022

Robert Estepp IV Killed in Car Accident in Nacogdoches, TX

Nacogdoches, TX -- October 4, 2022, Robert Estepp IV was killed following an accident where a vehicle struck him.

Officials responded to the area of the 800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at around 3:00 a.m. It appears that Estepp was on foot at the time when a Chevy Equinox somehow hit him. It's unclear if Estepp was crossing or walking along the road.

Due to the collision, Estepp succumbed to fatal injuries. Police did not give any additional details about the incident.

Commentary on Robert Estepp IV Car Accident in Nacogdoches

Pedestrian accidents can sometimes be more complex than people realize since folks tend to think it's all about who had the right-of-way. If a vehicle hits a pedestrian that has the right-of-way, it's virtually guaranteed they're responsible. The opposite, however, is not necessarily true.

Robert Estepp IV Killed in Car Accident in Nacogdoches, TX

Even if someone does not have the right-of-way, the law is concerned with how reasonably avoidable the incident was. Someone in the middle of the road while it's dark out may not be avoidable. However, if they were well lit and reasonably avoidable, then a driver hitting them would raise some serious red flags. I certainly can't say one way or another what happened here, but there should certainly be more thorough investigations to ensure the victim's loved ones are getting all the facts.

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