SUV Crashes Into Patrol Car In Itasca, One Dead
KCEN TV reported on a crash in Itasca where one person died and two others injured after an SUV crashed into a patrol car. The crash happened on May 8 on I-35.
Texas DPS states that a GMC Acadia was going north on I-35 and drove onto the shoulder, crashing into the back of a patrol car that was in the middle of a traffic stop just outside Itasca. The impact pushed the patrol car into a Hyundai Tuscon.
The GMC driver that started the chain reaction crash died at the scene. The officer and the driver of the Hyundai were taken to hospitals in Fort Worth. Fortunately for the two injured, there were several people who stopped to render aid, including a nurse and several off-duty responders.
“Cpl. Scott has shown bravery and resilience, is in good spirits and fully intends to return to her full patrol duties upon her recovery and clearance from her doctors,” the department said via Facebook. “We ask for your thoughts and prayers, and remember to slow down and move over when you see an emergency vehicle, including ambulances, TX/USDOT, tow trucks or fire personnel performing their duties on the roadway.”
It is still unknown why the GMC driver left the roadway. Toxicology tests are likely pending.