• October 19, 2022

Man Injured in Pedestrian, Truck Accident on I-20 in Harrison County, TX

Harrison County, TX -- October 17, 2022, one person was injured following an accident where a semi-truck hit them along I-20.

Harrison County, TX Pedestrian, Truck Accident Injures 1 on I-20

Initial details said that the incident happened late Monday near mile marker 617 of westbound I-20. Details suggest EMS found the victim, an unidentified man, lying on the right side of the road with life-threatening injuries. They say a tractor-trailer hit the man, but they didn't say how the incident happened nor whether or not the truck remained at the scene. Investigations continue.

Commentary on Pedestrian, Truck Accident on I-20 in Harrison County

When folks see something about a pedestrian hit on an interstate, their immediate assumption is the pedestrian was recklessly walking in the roadway. Maybe that happened here, but this all could refer to many scenarios. For all we know, the victim was along the shoulder next to a well-lit vehicle changing a tire. Without more information, any conclusion is little more than baseless speculation. Folks may feel they can just wait for the police to make statements, but even that may not be enough to get clear answers, let alone get help for those involved. Understanding why that is can help people take the proper steps to ensure they can tell their side of the story in these kinds of situations.

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