Man Struck by Multiple Vehicles, Dies

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A man was killed in an alleged hit-and-run in Fort Worth Wednesday evening, according to a media release.

South Division officers responded to a call around 7 p.m. about a major accident at the intersection of Wichita Street and Martin Street, where they discovered a man who had been walking along the northbound lanes and had been struck by multiple vehicles.

The man was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in critical condition, where he died.

The case has been transferred to Fort Worth Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Unit.

The Fort Worth Fire Department and MedStar also responded to the accident.

The Fort Worth Police Department told The Dallas Express it is searching for a white Chevrolet cab pickup with custom rims.

Fort Worth and Dallas are both considered to be extremely dangerous for pedestrians when compared to other cities in the country.

Dallas logged the second-highest rate of traffic fatalities for major cities in data collected between 2015 and 2019, with an average of 14.11 deaths per 100,000 people, according to figures from the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration

Fort Worth was ranked fourth on that same list, with an average of 10.84 deaths per 100,000 people.

Dallas council members have attempted to implement a so-called “Vision Zero” plan which aims to reduce traffic-related injuries by half and reduce traffic fatalities to zero by 2030.

Part of that plan included introducing fines for panhandlers and other people who stood on medians that are less than six feet in order to reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities.

The Dallas Express has previously reported on a neighborhood in northeast Dallas that residents have described as being turned into a raceway, resulting in the death of one pedestrian.

Meanwhile, hit-and-runs between cars have resulted in armed confrontations in Fort Worth, as reported by The Dallas Express, leading to at least one death.

Along with the hit-and-run and traffic crime crises, Dallas saw a spike in all crimes during 2022 compared to the previous year.

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