Man, 84, fatally hurt while trying to push disabled car off highway

An elderly man who was hurt Sunday while trying to push his disabled car off of a highway, died early Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.

Allen Adkins, 84, of Fort Worth died at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

At about 9:15 p.m. Sunday, Adkins was trying to get his 1994 Ford two-door car off the roadway in the 2300 block of NE Loop 820, said Sgt. Rodney Bangs, supervisor of the traffic investigation unit.

Adkins, however, was “struck from behind” by a Toyota sports utility vehicle, Bangs said

Unfortunately, a second man crashed into in the earlier article also died.

I urge Fort Worth motorists to drive with utmost care.