On August 28, at about 12:15 a.m., a pickup truck collided with a Dallas PD vehicle that was investigating an earlier motorcycle crash. A motorcyclist lost control and wrecked near Buckner Boulevard. The motorcyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital, and shortly after a truck crashed into the squad car. The police officer was not injured. There is no information on the status of the driver of the pickup truck. There is also no information about what caused the accident and if there were drugs or alcohol involved.
How to Prevent Truck Accidents
Of course, in this instance, the police vehicle was investigating an earlier accident, presumably had his lights on, and was well-marked. But what if you had to pull to the side of the road? How do you prevent being hit by a pickup truck? The answer is visibility. While police cruisers have lights, you can create a similar visual effect by using road flares. This should get any driver’s attention that may be passing by. However, it is important to note that drivers under the influence of alcohol may steer towards lights. It is crucial that you stay aware of your surroundings and stay in your vehicle if there is nowhere safe to walk nearby.
Injured? Call an Attorney
If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important that you speak with an attorney right away. You only have a limited amount of time to bring your case to court. Failure to file your case promptly may prevent you from collecting anything.