Jeremiah Faulkenberry Killed in Pedestrian Accident in Brownsville, TX
Brownsville, TX -- December 8, 2022, Jeremiah Faulkenberry was killed due to an accident where a vehicle struck him.
Officials said that the collision took place just after 5:00 a.m. along FM 511 near Florida Road.
Investigators said that 37-year-old Jeremiah Faulkenberry was walking at the time when a vehicle hit him. Due to this, Faulkenberry sustained fatal injuries. The driver remained at the scene, and authorities do not report charges or citations. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Jeremiah Faulkenberry Pedestrian Accident in Brownsville
People tend to overlook pedestrian accidents unless there is clear information that the victim had the right of way and was in a crosswalk. In reality, the law is a bit more nuanced than that. For example, if someone is clearly visible and far away enough to avoid, a driver doesn't have free rein to hit them just because they have the right of way. That's why it's important for there to be clear information about what the victim was doing, where they were exactly, how visible they were, and whether or not a reasonably prudent driver could have avoided them. How that all would pan out here requires more thorough independent investigations.