Pedestrian Seriously Injured by an 18-Wheeler on North Shiloh Road and Arapaho Road in Garland
Garland, TX. (March 12, 2020)- A pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident March 11, 2020 in Garland, Texas. The accident occurred at around 6:30 a.m. at the North Shiloh Road and Arapaho Road intersection. Police reported that the victim was traveling southbound on the sidewalk of North Shiloh Road when an 18-wheeler traveling westbound on Arapaho Road turned onto North Shiloh Road and struck them at the crosswalk. Witnesses reported that the pedestrian had a walk sign at the time of the accident. The 18-wheeler fled the scene of the accident. The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The police are investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
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