• February 01, 2017

One Killed in Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident on Preston Rd. in Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX -- A pedestrian vs. vehicle accident on Preston Rd. in Dallas, TX claimed the life of an unidentified person Wednesday, January 31, 2017.

The incident took place about 7 a.m.

It appears the victim was struck by three cars, with one driver leaving the scene of the incident. Two other drivers involved in the collision stayed at the scene. The cause of the incident has not been determined. The victim's identity remains undisclosed.

The fatal collision left a portion of the road closed for several hours.

The report, due to the immediacy of the incident, provided no further information at the time of its release.

The investigation is currently underway and may reveal more details as it concludes.

map of the area

Commentary

There are plenty of details missing from the early media report, but the most important detail that could affect the outcome of the accident is where the victim was when they were struck. By this I mean, was the victim using a crosswalk? Did the car jump the curb and strike the victim as they were walking along the sidewalk? Was this person walking in a designated pedestrian lane? Legally speaking, if this person was struck while in an area designated for use by pedestrians, there's a good chance the vehicle that first struck the victim could be held responsible for the accident. That being said, there's so much information missing from the report that we will have to await the outcome of the investigation before we can determine fault.

--Grossman Law Offices

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