Dallas has lately seen a rash of police cars getting hit while conducting traffic stops. The reason? Distracted driving. Drivers are supposed to pull over or slow down when passing by traffic stops for safety, but some don’t follow the rules.
One of the officers was conducting a traffic stop on I-30 and Belt Line when his cruiser got hit. The officer wasn’t in the vehicle when it happened, but he did get injured mildly by flying debris.
On the same day at Highway 183 and Belt Line, a distracted driver crashed into a parked police motorcycle during a stop. The officer was uninjured in this case, but the man drove off. The driver that was originally pulled over cornered the other vehicle and tackled the hit-and-run driver. The hit-and-run driver has been charged with deadly conduct.
The rules of the road are in place for a reason. If you follow them, you’ll have legal leverage on your side in case you have to file a civil suit against someone if you’re in an accident. Even little things like using your turn signals will help your case.
Are you worried about how you’ll pay for your medical bills after an accident? Speak with our local Dallas attorneys. We can help you get back on your feet by helping you fight for compensation. But we can’t help you if you don’t call. Contact us as soon as you can after your accident for a free consultation.