Hal Tucker Blythe, Sr., 85, a retired Texas State University education professor, died Sunday, March 2 of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car in the parking lot of a grocery store on Feb. 26.
A 93-year old driver was backing his vehicle out of a handicapped parking space in front of the HEB Grocery at 200 W. Hopkins when his foot slipped off of the brake and onto the accelerator, according to police investigators.
His vehicle sped backwards and to the right, striking and disabling a car driving in the parking lot. The car continued to travel backwards and struck the victim, who was taking an item out of the trunk of his own car. The car then hit another parked vehicle, knocking it into two other parked cars.
Dr. Blythe was transported by EMS to University Medical Center at Brackenridge in Austin.
Following an investigation by the San Marcos Police Department’s Collision Investigation Team, no charges were filed against the driver.Email | Print