Police Car Accidents: 2 in ONE NIGHT
Police Car Accidents: Two North Texas police officers are recovering after being involved in separate accidents within hours of each other.
The first happened around 9 p.m. in Flower Mound, near the intersection of F.M. 1171 and Morriss Road. Four cars were involved, and the most heavily damaged was the Flower Mound police squad car, which had a demolished front end. Three people were taken to nearby hospitals from the accident scene, including a police officer. Their conditions are not known, but their injuries are said to be not life-threatening.
A few hours later, a suspected drunk driver struck a Grand Prairie police squad while the officer had stopped to help a stalled motorist. That accident on Interstate 30 near Loop 12 happened around 11 p.m. Fortunately, the squad car was empty, and neither the officer nor the stalled motorist were hurt. The suspected drunk driver who hit the squad car was taken to the hospital under police guard with non-life threatening injuries. Police will test his blood to see if alcohol is in his system and charge him accordingly.
These stories are often in the news. Unfortunately, drunk drivers are attracted to the lights on squad cars and often hit and injure police officers while they are just trying to their job. This reminds us that drunk driving can have dire consequences and will make us do stupid things; like running into cop cars. So please don’t drink and drive.
At the Law Offices of Sean Chalaki, our goal is to protect you and your loved ones before the accident and protect your rights after the accident. For more information about DWI or Police Car accident laws, call our office at 972-793-8500 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.