Pedestrian Injured in Commercial Vehicle Accident on Marine Creek Parkway in Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX -- February 10, 2022, a man was injured due to an accident where a commercial vehicle struck him alone Marine Creek.
Investigations indicated that the incident happened at around 11:47 a.m. along Marine Creek Parkway off NW Loop 820.
Investigators said that a 23-year-old man was on foot in the area of the Elbit Systems facility. While guiding a delivery van to the dock, the van somehow struck the man.
The man was taken from the scene with injuries said to be incapacitating. No one else was hurt. No further details are available.
Commentary on Delivery Van Accident off Marine Creek in Fort Worth
There are a few factors which can make this a rather complex situation. One is that Texas dos not require workers' comp for companies, which means a worker injured on the job may retain their right to pursue a resolution through the courts. Beyond that however, the conditions surrounding the specific accident can also make things challenging.
I had a loading dock case a while back, for example, where the condition of the property was responsible for the accident. The lot approaching the loading dock was basically a deep 'v' shape, so truck drivers essentially had to recklessly gun it to get up the steep grade. It was obvious someone would get hurt, but the property owners made no effort to fix it.
Whatever happened here, folks can't just assume workers' comp and OSHA have everything under control. Getting victims and families the help they need usually means conducting more thorough independent investigations.