• 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 around 9:45 p.m. near the intersection of Forest and Cromwell Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests one pedestrian was pushing the other in a wheelchair across the road when an eastbound Chevy Malibu hit both of them.

The person in the wheelchair was seriously injured in the collision. The other victim was stuck on the Malibu's hood and windshield for three blocks before falling off as the driver turned south on Marsh Lane. 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 someone else takes a closer look.

I want to be clear that I'm not accusing the driver of impairment; it's just one of many concerns to address after terrible incidents like this one. The important thing is to find as many answers as possible for the victims and their loved ones. Anything beyond that would depend on what those answers are.

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