Waxahachie, TX – Police Officer Injured in Pedestrian Accident on I-35
Waxahachie, TX (May 5, 2019) On the evening of May 3rd, a pedestrian accident happened when a vehicle struck a police officer on the Interstate 35 highway.
A Waxahachie police officer was on the highway putting down spike strips when a vehicle hit him near Brookside Road at 8:00 p.m. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and found the officer injured on the roadway. An emergency helicopter flew him to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas for treatment.
Authorities are investigating to determine what caused the vehicle to strike the officer.
Our thoughts are with the injured officer and his family at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Sadly, about 144 police officers have lost their lives so far this year. Whenever police officers are hit by vehicles, it’s usually because of negligence.
When drivers are using their phones while on the highway, they risk accidentally striking pedestrians, especially since they don’t expect to see them on highways. However, drivers are expected to always look out for pedestrians no matter what time of day, and no matter what type of roadway. When drivers choose to partake in other activities while driving, they risk seriously harming themselves and others.
At Benton Law Firm, we help injured victims recover funds for medical expenses, lost earnings, and more. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have spent years successfully proving negligent claims and making liable parties responsible for covering all damages. If you or a loved one was hurt in a pedestrian accident, call our office today at 214-219-4878.
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