• October 10, 2022

Pedestrian Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on US 69 in Port Arthur, TX

Port Arthur, TX -- October 8, 2022, one person was killed following a pedestrian accident along US 69 involving an 18-wheeler.

Investigators were called out to the area of US Highway 69 and FM 365 at around 9:00 p.m. In a series of events not entirely clear, authorities arrived to find a pedestrian deceased in the roadway after an 18-wheeler hit the victims. However, it's unclear whether or not the victim was hit prior to the 18-wheeler's involvement. The victim died as a result of the collision. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Pedestrian, 18-wheeler Accident on US 69 in Port Arthur

With incidents like this, it's important investigators are more thorough than just condemning a pedestrian being on a highway. Dangerous as that is, there can be extenuating circumstances to consider.

Port Arthur, TX 18-wheeler Accident Kills Pedestrian on US 69 at FM 365

For example, I handled a similar incident where our investigations uncovered that the victim had been drinking. While he responsibly tried to walk home rather than driver, the establishment illegally over-served him to the point he got lost and accidentally walked onto the roadway. What folks would have written off as some irresponsible pedestrian turned out to be a dram shop case against a negligent alcohol provider.

I'm not trying to say that happened here, but taking these accidents seriously helps to bring these kinds of details to light. Anything short of that would be a disservice to the victim and their loved ones who deserve answers.

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