Patricia Martinez Injured in Auto-Pedestrian Crash on Theis Lane in Tomball, TX
Tomball, TX — November 11, 2022, 46-year-old pedestrian Patricia Martinez was hit and seriously injured by a vehicle on Theis Lane in Harris County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 8:55 p.m. on the 13300 block of Theis near Johnson Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Toyota Camry was traveling west on the roadway when Martinez allegedly tried to cross northward through the road from its south side. The Toyota struck her in the outside westbound lane.
Martinez suffered serious injuries in the collision. The driver was unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
According to some reports, the victim told investigators she didn't notice the approaching vehicle before trying to cross the street. It was apparently a rainy night on an unlit stretch of road, so I could potentially understand the driver not noticing the pedestrian at first, but in reverse it's a little harder to grasp. Did something block her view? Was her attention just too focused on getting to the other side of the road? Were the car's lights on?
It's not for me to say or speculate whether any of those were factors in the accident; I wasn't there and I certainly don't claim any special knowledge of what happened. I just believe it's always important to learn all the specifics of a crash instead of trying to pigeonhole it as "just another case of _____." Hopefully investigators made sure to learn the whole story in Tomball.