Dallas, TX (February 13, 2021) – One person has lost their life as a result of a drunk driving accident early Saturday morning in the Dallas area. At approximately 1:45 a.m., on February 13, the Dallas Police Department responded to the site of a crash on North Central Parkway near Walnut Hill Lane.
One officer arrived at the scene and positioned their patrol vehicle to block the northbound lanes of the expressway, with lights activated. For unknown reasons, a male driving a Kia Forte crashed into the police officer as he was standing outside of his vehicle directing traffic.
The officer was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared deceased. The driver of the vehicle was suspected intoxicated at the time of the crash. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Being involved in an accident of any type can have a life-changing impact on a victim and the life of their family. In fact, many people end up losing their lives in accidents throughout our state. Every day, more than ten people are killed in motor vehicle accidents here in Texas. Many victims suffer fatal injuries in collisions as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of others. Many victims are not inside vehicles at all. Instead, they are traveling on foot to their destinations. Across the United States, nearly 6,000 pedestrians are struck and killed by vehicles each year. Roughly 10% of these fatal accidents happen right here in Texas.
Pedestrian accidents often have a far-reaching impact on the lives of surviving relatives. Not only are parents, spouses, and children forced to deal with the overwhelming emotional consequences, but the financial effects families endure are often devastating as well. Many families are unprepared to cover funeral expenses, deal with lost wages, and other costs they experience after a tragic loss. For this reason, our state enables families who lose loved ones in preventable accidents resulting from negligence to obtain compensation from those who cause them harm. When people are fatally injured in these horrific collisions, surviving relatives can contact a wrongful death attorney in Texas to protect their legal rights. Families may be entitled to compensation to help cover various economic and non-economic burdens they face moving forward after losing a loved one in a preventable collision.
Families who have lost loved ones as a result of a preventable accident should be able to hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Working with a knowledgeable legal team will ensure you are able to get justice for your loved ones. Rasansky Law Firm’s pedestrian accident attorneys in Texas have over 25-years of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families across our state. Our team works diligently to ensure families hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions so they can move forward in the best way possible. We strive to provide aggressive and competent legal representation to ensure families are able to get the justice they deserve from those who cause them harm. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (214) 617-1816 to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. While we are extremely saddened by the accidents we report on, we hope that through knowledge of these accidents, individuals will exercise caution in order to avoid similar accidents in the future. These reports are not solicitations for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. We hope for the quickest recovery for those involved in these accidents.