Terry Herring Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Accident on West Fwy in Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX — December 30, 2022, 45-year-old pedestrian Terry Herring died in an auto accident on the West Freeway (I-10) in Tarrant County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 2:45 a.m. on the West Freeway near Alta Mere Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests a Toyota RAV-4 was traveling west on the freeway and started to exit toward Alta Mere when it struck Herring, whom investigators say was walking on the roadway in the area for unknown reasons. Herring suffered fatal injuries in the collision.
No further information is currently available.
I often contend with the assumption that an accident like this is easy to explain. People tend to think someone on foot in the road was to blame more or less by default, but almost no crash is that simplistic. Before anyone jumps to conclusions there are plenty of details and context to learn about this incident to be sure it's understood. Questions about lighting and visibility, the SUV's speed, if the driver's full attention was on the road, where both people came from, where exactly the victim was in the road, and many others still need to be addressed.
If that seems like a lot, well, it is—and it's all important. A woman lost her life and whether the explanation for that is simple or complicated the people who miss her deserve to know it. I hope authorities will ensure all their questions are answered.