Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Truck
We’re all familiar with the concept of cause and effect. One thing leads to another, as the saying does. We tend to like the principle of cause and effect when the effect is good or in our favor. But what about when both the cause and the effect are negative? This can often happen in relation to car accidents. One bad thing can lead to something even worse.
Last Sunday, something in this vein happened on the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) near Old Denton Road. A crash had occurred shortly before 8:00 in the evening on Sunday. A man, who has yet to be identified by the authorities, had left his vehicle in connection with that crash. He was walking in a lane of traffic.
Meanwhile, a Ford F-150 came driving down the lane, traveling west on the PGBT. Because the driver of the Ford did not see the pedestrian, he struck the man in the lane of traffic. He immediately stopped.
Unfortunately, the pedestrian died at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured.
In this case, the cause and effect were both negative. One crash led to another, as the man that had gotten out of his vehicle would never have been walking in a lane of traffic if it weren’t for the previous accident.
When car accidents occur, other effects can result, such as expensive medical bills, loss of life, or thousands of dollars in property damage. Many of these effects can stay with innocent victims for years to come, a constant reminder of the cruelty of the world.