Investigation Launched in Car Accident Involving Police Officer and Pedestrian
A police officer is under investigation after he struck and killed a pedestrian last week in Dallas, Texas. It is uncertain as to whether the pedestrian is at fault or whether the officer was speeding at this time. According to the police report, the victim, 43-year-old B.K., stepped out into the path of the police cruiser. An ambulance had just driven by her with its lights and sirens blaring, which may be a factor in the car accident. However, the department is now trying to determine just how fast Officer B.C. was traveling when the collision occurred.
Even though the police officer was responding to the same call as the ambulance, he did not have his lights or siren going. The department has already issued a statement that this is in accordance with a Code 3 response. Many in the community are wondering just why this type of policy is in effect in the police department, especially after a similar accident took the life of a 10-year-old boy several years ago. If you were injured during a car accident and have questions about your legal options, take the time to contact a Dallas car accident attorney from our law office. With help from a Dallas personal injury lawyer, you may be able to file a lawsuit to seek damages for your injuries, medical expenses, and more.