Dallas Police Officer Mitchell Penton Fatally Struck in DUI Crash on North Central Expressway at Walnut Hill Lane in Dallas
Dallas, TX. (February 17, 2021)- DPD Officer Mitchell Penton was killed in an auto-pedestrian crash on February 13, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. The accident occurred shortly before 2:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of North Central Expressway at Walnut Hill Lane. Police reported that Officer Penton was blocking traffic for an earlier crash and was standing outside of his vehicle when he was struck by a Kia Forte at a high rate of speed. Officer Penton was transported to Baylor University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Kia Forte was arrested for intoxication assault. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Officer Mitchell Penton. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2017, studies show that approximately 13,177 accidents were caused by drunk driving in Texas. As a result of these accidents, approximately 521 people lost their lives and another 1,271 sustained injuries. Accidents almost always result when alcohol is involved because drivers are in less control of their bodies and vehicles, making them more prone to crashing into others.
Families who have lost loved ones in DUI accidents have the right to seek help from an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer to help them file wrongful death lawsuits. At The Benton Law Firm, we offer those services and have succeeded in helping numerous families win their claims. Contact our office today for a free consultation at (214) 777-7777.
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