Crash near White Rock Lake, Dallas officer to be in critical condition
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On Sunday afternoon, after a crash near the northwest corner of White Rock Lake, a Dallas police officer was in critical condition, police say.
At about 1:45 p.m, officers were called to the 7200 block of East Mockingbird Lane and the off-duty officer was taken to Baylor University Medical Center, but his name was not released.
According to a video from a nearby house, it showed that there were an officer’s black 2015 Ford Mustang and a white Suzuki coupe were speeding moments before the crash. In a written statement, police said that the Mustang and Suzuki were racing before the crash and at that time the Suzuki fled the scene.
Renee Hall, Dallas Police Chief, spoke outside the hospital at about 7 p.m. He confirmed that speed appeared to have played “a crucial role” which made the officer lost control of his car then crashed into a tree in front of a home.She added, the video and witnesses had partly helped to provide details about the accident, but the investigation is still ongoing.
While some media reported that the officer was on his way to work when the crash occurred, but Hall said the department was still working to confirm such details. Hall didn’t identify the officer, however, he said he’d been with the department since November 2015. He stated that the doctors there were doing a lot of tests, and they were just waiting to see exactly what those injuries were.
She required the public to keep the officer and his family in their thoughts.
If anyone has information about the crash or the two-door Suzuki, please call Detective K. Land at 214-671-0014 or Detective J. Massey at 214-671-0012.