Man Walking Down I-30 Struck And Killed By Semi
There is a sign at the entrances of most interstate on-ramps that tells drivers that pedestrians and certain kinds of vehicles are not allowed on interstates. They cannot go fast enough to keep up with the flow of traffic. When someone breaks the rules on this sign, accidents are bound to happen sooner or later.
That’s what happened in a crash that killed a pedestrian on I-30 according to the Dallas Morning News. The report states that a man in his sixties was walking in the roadway near Rosehill Road just before 4 in the morning.
Two semi-trucks were in the lane at the time of the crash. The first one swerved out of the way of the man, but the second one could not get out of the way in time and struck the victim. The illegal pedestrian died at the hospital. Police have filed no charges against the driver of the truck, but the investigation is still ongoing.
Even walking down the shoulder of an interstate is risky, let alone walking in the middle of the roadway, but we won’t speculate about the reasons why he was walking in such a dangerous place early in the morning. Our sincere condolences go out to the family of the victim.