• June 05, 2017

Harold Beaumont Killed in Denton, TX, Stalled Car Accident

Denton, TX -- June 5, 2017, Harold Beaumont was killed as the result of an accident in which his car was struck by a pickup while stalled on I-35W.

Denton Police officials reported to the scene of the accident at around 2:00 a.m. along the northbound lanes of I-35W.

Reports say that 82-year-old Beaumont was northbound on I-35W when his 2017 Nissan Versa experienced some sort of mechanical breakdown. It's unclear exactly where in relation to traffic lanes the vehicle was. As it sat on the roadway, a northbound pickup somehow failed to avoid the car and slammed into the back of it.

The driver of the Nissan died in the collision. The driver of the pickup was reportedly uninjured. Police questioned him at the scene, but no charges or citations were reported.

Investigations are ongoing.

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Commentary

There will need to be a thorough investigation into this to determine exactly how this accident was allowed to occur. Reports I've read say that police received several calls about the vehicle disabled on the side of the roadway, meaning several cars saw Mr. Beaumont's vehicle and avoided it. If that's the case, how exactly was this pickup driver unable to do the same? Which sounds more likely: all the other drivers were lucky, or the pickup driver wasn't paying attention to the road?

Like I said, there will need to be further investigations before any true conclusions can be drawn. As much as it may seem like this accident was caused by inattentive driving, only by having all of the facts can those affected by this accident work toward a resolution. Looking into the aid of a professional investigator independent of the police is the first step on that journey.

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