• January 06, 2023

Pedestrian Injured by 18-Wheeler on Chippewa Blvd in Harris County, TX

Harris County, TX — December 31, 2022, a woman was struck and seriously injured by an 18-wheeler on Chippewa Boulevard in Harris County.

Authorities say the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on the 6700 block of Chippewa near Antoine Drive. The cause and circumstances of the accident aren't clear, but preliminary findings suggest the woman was on foot in the area when she was struck and severely injured by a tractor-trailer.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

There doesn't seem to be much insight yet about how this terrible incident occurred, and while I'm glad the crash wasn't fatal it's still important to find out how someone ended up in a hospital.

A look at the intersection of Chippewa and Antoine shows it's controlled by traffic lights and has marked crosswalks with protected signals on every corner. How then did a big rig strike a pedestrian in broad daylight there? If the woman was crossing the road, did she have a protected signal? Was the truck driver awake, alert, and focused on their surroundings? Who had the right-of-way as indicated by the lights? Did anything prevent either person from seeing the other? If so, what? In the end, could or should this accident have been preventable?

Those questions and others like them still need clear answers. The victim and her loved ones deserve to know the whole story and to have the evidence that confirms it. Will police efforts alone be enough to get both?

Pedestrian Injured by 18-Wheeler on Chippewa Blvd in Harris County, TX
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