Pedestrian hit on U.S. 75 in Sherman dies later at Dallas hospital

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

SHERMAN – A man who was hit by a truck Tuesday night on U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman has died. It happened around six o’clock Tuesday night on Highway 75 just south of Park Street.

Police say a four-door dually pickup with large side mirrors entered the highway when one mirror struck the man.

Emergency crews took the man in his 50's to Wilson N. Jones Hospital with what was said to be non-life threatening injuries.

However, complications ensued and the man was flown to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas where he later died just after 12:30 a.m.

Authorities are unsure at this time if the man died as a direct result of the accident.


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  • by RACHEL on Jun 4, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    THIS MAN THAT DIED WAS MY UNCLE .HE WAS ON HIS WAY HOME TO CARE FOR HIS SISTER.FOR 6 MONTHS WE DID'NT KNOW WHERE HE WAS OR WHY HE NEVER MADE IT HOME.BUT WE KNOW NOW AND WE ARE ALL SAD TO HEAR THE NEWS.HE WILL BE MISSED AND LOVED FOREVER.MAY MY UNCLE RAUL RIP.I WILL REMEMBER HIS LAUGH MOST OF ALL.
  • by MC Location: Sherman on Dec 20, 2007 at 11:32 AM
    "Wake Up" § 19.04. MANSLAUGHTER. (a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly causes the death of an individual. REcKLESS IS: - Falure to control your speed (§ 545.351(c)5), for the conditions. Crossing the "FOG LINE" while "NOT LOOKING where you are GOING", due to a "conscious decision to charge traffic and NOT to control speed". A driver MUST judge their RAMP behavior to enter traffic prior to the "END OF THE RAMP", a driver can not just go charging into traffic if traffic is heavy, so while signaling their intent (turn-signal) driver must slow down to expose driver's intention to LAWFUL DRIVERS on the highway to allow ramp traffic to enter the highway while ramp vehicle remains in the lawful ramp area. RECKLESS FAILURE TO CONTROL SPEED RESULTING IN DEATH. ( You're only proving my point, it's not what you expect, driver was going too fast to process his surroundings & conditions at 5:45 in the afternoon. ) Drivers stay on your side of the FOG LINE unless safe to deviate.
  • by MC Location: Sherman on Dec 20, 2007 at 10:45 AM
    So "In the Know"... Now you are a LAWYER now? Associates Degree in Law Enforcement is NOT enough?... § 545.351(c)5 MAXIMUM SPEED REQUIREMENT states An operator may not drive at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances then existing... (c) drive at an appropriate reduced speed if: (5) a special hazard exists with regard to traffic, including pedestrians, or weather or highway conditions. The Driver was Neglectful of his speed, and conditions, and as a result ran out of RAMP space, crossed the FOG LINE and struck a pedestrian who was not able to cross four(4) lanes of 70MPH traffic (SHALL if Possible, 5:45PM 70MPH Traffic... NOT POSSIBLE...) need an example of NOT POSSIBLE - http://www.kxii.com/home/headlines/12649631.html Others on this post have recommeded that the MAN in this post should have crossed over. No, walking where he was was his only option, the driver was neglectful and as a result a "REAL MAN's" death occurred. MANSLAUGHTER is ILLEGAL.
  • by In the know Location: Sherman on Dec 20, 2007 at 03:55 AM
    Texas Transportation Code (T.C.) 552.006(a)2, states that a pedestrian who is walking along or on a highway SHALL if possible, walk on the shoulder of the highway, facing oncoming traffic. So, if the pedestrian was walking southbound along the southbound lanes of traffic, he was in violation of the law. The law that is designed to prevent this sort of thing. Also, the Texas T.C. allows vehicles to drive on an improved shoulder for several reasons. In this situation, to avoid a collision as the driver was merging into heavy traffic from the on ramp. The driver stopped and rendered aid as required by law after striking the pedestrian. By reading the police report posted, the driver was not reckless nor ciminally negligent, so there goes Manslaughter or Criminally Negligent Homicdie. Trust me, the Sherman PD would pursue charges if there were charges to be filed.
  • by Wake-Up America Location: Sherman on Dec 19, 2007 at 07:35 PM
    (Continued from Previous Post) Your writing is inflammatory and really misinformed. Unless there is something that says different, the story says that the victim was taken from the scene with non-life threatening injuries, and it also said, “Authorities are unsure at this time if the man died as a direct result of the accident”. You have made so many assumptions about both parties you are reckless and meddlesome.
  • by Wake-Up America Location: Sherman on Dec 19, 2007 at 07:32 PM
    (Continued from Previous Post) As for accidents, the driver obviously did not “expect” or “foresee” this terrible event. Bad accidents happen to good people what you are demanding is we charge this man with a felony. It is easy for us to sit at home behind our computers and play fantasy judge and jury, but there are real people involved with real feelings. You have said, “lest he become a callous repeat offender”. You assume that the driver has cavalierly let this pass and that it may happen again. Step down off of your judgmental high horse and think. What if this man is remorseful, what if his heart is filled with guilt, what if he were spending his days and nights thinking about what he could have possibly done differently. I personally am praying for all involved. I would hope that you would do the same. (Continued on Next Post)
  • by Wake-up America Location: Sherman on Dec 19, 2007 at 07:26 PM
    § 19.04. MANSLAUGHTER. (a) A person commits an offense if he recklessly causes the death of an individual. 1. Accident is defined as a. An unforeseen incident b. An unexpected and undesirable event, especially one resulting in damage or harm MC, I have posted the manslaughter statute and the definition of accident for your edification. Please note that for manslaughter to be charged, someone must be deemed reckless. There were obviously policemen on the scene that did not deem the situation reckless. I understand that you disagree, but until you have completed a law enforcement academy and are working for a city, county or state, I will have to defer to that judgment of the officers on the scene. Also we have a principle in our laws that guarantee that we are innocent until proven guilty. We live by the rule of law. (Continued to next Post)
  • by MC Location: Sherman on Dec 17, 2007 at 08:18 PM
    The SHERMAN POLICE REPORT is PUBLIC RECORD and is ONLINE... "from how passionate you are being", so what keeps your type from coming back, "a fresh opportunity to insult someone" rurther distracting from the "DEATH of a REAL PERSON"? What do you call your posts... informative?? (you are obviously so proud of yourself that you identify yourself in your posts... I think a "Stalker" such as yourself would change their name each time, pretty much what you have done...) What you are doing is actually "Stalking & distracting from a Dead Man's Memory & Call for Justice" is more like it. When an "Inattentive Driver" ends up killing a “REAL PERSON” at 5:45 in the AFTERNOON ( "oh it was DARK", yeah, 5:45 in the afternoon..., even "accidentally" a KILLING has consequences. If you were lying cold, dead, and stiff in a morgue, you would not want someone seeking justice for your death, don't be silly... MANSLAUGHTER is MANSLAUGHTER. There's something wrong with this and other cases recently...
  • by hey mc on Dec 17, 2007 at 04:46 PM
    from how passionate you are being, i think that you have officaily became a stalker. From going out to get the police report, to typing insane comments. i sure hope that you are not this way with your neighbors. i feel sorry for them.
  • by MC Location: Sherman on Dec 17, 2007 at 03:22 PM
    Hello Josh, your comment, >> "If you get in a wreck and hurt some one should you go to jail for assault with a deadly weapon" No, jail-time Depends on how "Egregious the offense", the truck crossing over the FOG LINE, and crossing out of the "lane of travel", yes even Involuntarily is "Involuntary Manslaughter", the State may not require jail-time, it depends. By the same token, theoretically, if the man had crossed out the lane of travel “ON PURPOSE” (which I know he didn’t) it would be “MURDER”. So yes, killing a “REAL PERSON”, even "accidentally" has consequences. ( Please check your grammar and spelling if you aspire to come off as a "college graduate", if by chance you did not graduate from the "college" you attended, judging by your posts, I may be able to tell you why your "college" did not bestow upon you the... " honors, rights, and privileges pertaining thereto" ) Be careful whom you call "dumb", and it's I.Q., not Q. A "REAL MAN is DEAD" by another MAN.
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