• July 25, 2022

One Killed, One Injured in Hit-and-Run on Forest Ln in Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX — July 24, 2022, a pedestrian was killed and another was injured by a vehicle in a hit-and-run on Forest Lane in Dallas.

According to reports the incident happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Forest and Cromwell. Preliminary investigation suggests one pedestrian was pushing the other in a wheelchair across the road when an eastbound vehicle hit both of them.

The person in the wheelchair was seriously injured in the collision. The other victim was dragged more than three blocks by the vehicle before disengaging as the driver turned south on Marsh. He was later pronounced dead.

The driver reportedly didn't stop at the scene but instead drove home to an apartment complex on Northwest Highway. Police found him there and arrested him on charges of accident causing death and accident causing serious bodily injury.

The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Fatal Hit-and-Run on Forest Lane in Dallas

I'm relieved to see that police were able to follow evidence all the way to the hit-and-run suspect. Hopefully with that person in custody investigators were able to answer a very important question: Why'd they run?

The suspect's reasoning (or lack of it) may not seem like that important a detail since they're already charged and will have their day in court. However, getting to the bottom of any accident is generally critical when trying to help the people injured in it, or the families of those who lost their loved ones.

One Killed, One Injured in Hit-and-Run on Forest Ln in Dallas, TX

For example, if the driver failed to avoid the pedestrians and then fled ran because they were drunk, that could mean a local alcohol vendor is also responsible for the damage done under dram shop law. Authorities tend to overlook that kind of thing, though, so it can unfortunately slip through the cracks unless independent investigators take a closer look. They might find no such thing, but it's an important possibility to address after terrible incidents like this one.

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