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Police Cruiser Rear Ends SUV, 59-Year-Old Vet Dies

By Dina Steele on August 25, 2010

The injuries we sustain during a car accident can vary greatly in terms of the amount of damage caused to both our vehicles and our physical beings. Unfortunately, driver inattention is an issue that results in far too many auto accidents each year in Texas. According to a DallasNews.com article, it may have been driver inattention that led to a fatal Dallas car accident that took the life of an Army veteran.

Reportedly, the 59-year-old man was stopped in the middle of the road, his emergency lights flashing as an indication that his vehicle was not mobile. Around 1AM, a Dallas police car, on route to a nonemergency call, struck the man’s vehicle from behind, pushing it into a nearby residential yard. The posted speed limit where the Dallas car crash took place is 40 mph, but it was determined that the police vehicle was traveling slightly faster than that, with recorded speeds of 45 mph.

Though conscious and responsive after the crash, the man was transported to Methodist Charlton Medical Center before succumbing to his injuries during surgery. At this point, little explanation has been offered as to what caused the officer driving the police cruiser to strike the immobile SUV. Dashboard cameras from the squad car do show the SUV’s emergency flashers clearly visible in the distance moments prior to the crash.

Dallas car accidents are often the result of the negligent actions of another. Fortunately, for accident victims and their families, compensation may be sought in a court of law from those parties deemed responsible for contributing towards causing a Texas car crash. Our condolences go out to the family and all other individuals affected by this tragedy.


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