Traffic Control Officer Hurt In Hit-And-Run Crash
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported an Edgewood police officer had to go to the hospital this morning in while helping a construction crew with traffic control. He was hit by a hit-and-run driver just after 3 a.m.
The officer was off duty at the time of the crash. He was sitting in his car on I-635 at Plano Road when a speeding Maserati hit his car. He was taken to Texas Health Presbyterian in stable condition.
As for the speeding driver, he ran away on foot and got picked up by another motorist. Police are still seeking the driver. Officers had to close down the road until just before rush hour.
Whoever the speeding driver was, they are now in a lot of legal hot water. In addition to speeding and leaving the scene of an accident, there’s the possibility of added fines for breaking rules in a construction zone. There is a possibility of punitive damages should that driver get sued in civil court due to their dangerous actions.
We want to urge all drivers to slow down and pay attention in construction zones. Road workers are extremely aware of the dangers of their job, but it’s an essential one for any town or city in the nation. We should give them respect and space on the roadway.