• January 10, 2023

Woman Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 77 in Lacy-Lakeview, TX

Lacy-Lakeview, TX — June 5, 2022, a woman was killed after an accident where a vehicle struck her along Highway 77.

Investigators said that the accident took place at around 1:20 a.m. along Highway 77/New Dallas just off Frost Street.

According to initial details, a 63-year-old woman, currently unidentified, was walking. As she was on southbound lanes of the highway, a vehicle struck her, resulting in fatal injuries.

Police did not report citations or charges following the accident. They did, however, mention certain factors which I think are worth addressing here.

Put simply, folks tend to look for someone to blame, and those options are usually the people directly involved in the incident--for example the driver and the victim here. Either one of them could be in the wrong, but there can also be outside parties to investigate, as well.

Woman Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Highway 77 in Lacy-Lakeview, TX

One details that authorities mentioned here is their belief the pedestrian had been drinking. Generally speaking, that's not really a big deal--you're supposed to walk or get a ride when drinking rather than get behind the wheel. However, this can be an issue if a bar or restaurant illegally over-serves someone to the point they put themselves in danger.

That happened to a man a family came to me about a while back. A bowling alley illegally over-served him, and he accidentally walked onto the freeway where a car hit and killed him. What people wrote off as just some guy being reckless ended up being a business responsible under dram shop law for contributing to a man's death.

Maybe nothing so complex happened here, but it should be a clear example of why even accidents like this one deserve as much attention as possible to ensure the victim's loved ones are getting the full story.

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