Patricia Jean Alden, 1 Injured in Truck Hit-and-run Accident in McKinney, TX
McKinney, TX -- November 23, 2022, Patricia Jean Alden was injured due to an accident where a truck struck her vehicle, then left the scene.
Preliminary details indicated that the accident happened at around 4:40 p.m. along Laud Howell Parkway off Central Expressway.
Initial details suggested that 76-year-old Patricia Jean Alden and another woman were in a Lexus SUV traveling northbound along the Central Expressway service road. At Laud Howell, police say that an International truck disregarded a stop sign and crashed into the SUV. The truck then left the scene.
Alden had incapacitating injuries while the passenger had non-incapacitating injuries, police say. It appears authorities located the truck, but the driver left on foot. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Patricia Jean Alden Truck Hit-and-run Accident in McKinney
With details like this, I can only hope more has happened behind the scenes to identify and bring to justice the driver responsible for all of this. Otherwise, these details need to stay in the public so someone can help to connect the dots. With the truck in police custody, it's usually just a matter of time before they identify someone of interest.
But that can bring up other important questions, as well. Was this person working for a company? Do they have a history of reckless driving? Was this something a company could have foreseen but allowed to happen through their inaction? Not only are there folks no doubt in need of help here, there could be others at risk if such a company were allowed to continue unchecked. Perhaps more through independent investigations could help shed light on all of this.