Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run on Forest Lane in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX — November 5, 2022, a male pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in a hit-and-run on Forest Lane in northeast Dallas.
Authorities say the incident happened around midnight on the 9900 block of Forest Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim stepped into the road, possibly while talking on his phone, and was hit by a speeding vehicle. The impact knocked the victim off the road and into a nearby wall.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
The vehicle involved in the crash, thought to be a black 2008-2012 Honda Accord with a missing passenger side mirror, left the area without stopping. Investigators say it may have "extreme damage" to its passenger side, the windshield, and its passenger headlight, as well as custom exhaust parts to make it louder.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Dallas Hit-and-Run on Forest Lane
It's always frustrating and disappointing to read about hit-and-runs in the news, yet more seem to happen all the time. There's no excuse for a driver hitting someone and leaving them in desperate need of help, so it's important to track the one from Forest Lane down and ensure they face proper consequences for their choice to flee the scene.
For that to happen police must stay diligent and community members should come forward with any information they may have about the vehicle or a suspect. It's encouraging that police seem to know the make, model, and color of vehicle they're looking for, as well as some unique identifying features like specific damages or after-market exhaust modifications. That's a lot more than they often have to start with after these incidents, but it still may not be not enough on its own.
That's why it's important to share any new details or developments with the community so they can keep an eye out for the vehicle and its operator. Ensuring all the available information is in the public eye often leads to someone connecting the dots and calling a tip line.
Once the suspect is in custody hopefully investigators will find out what made them abandon the person they fatally injured. They might simply have panicked, but in many cases something else (illegal contraband, outstanding warrants, drunk driving) contributed to their poor decision. Only time and thorough investigation can tell, but if everyone does their part I'm confident justice will be done.