Texas officer injured after hit-and-run driver slams squad car 30-feet down into creek

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Published 8:15 am, Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A Dallas officer is recovering after a hit-and-run driver plowed into his squad car, sending it into a 30-foot descent. The car landed upside down in a creek, where bystanders helped turn it upright.

The incident happened Monday at roughly 2 p.m. in the 3100 block of South Westmoreland Road near West Kiest in Dallas. 

The officer, whose name has not been released, was responding to a burglary call when it was struck by an unidentified driver. Police are currently searching for the driver of the truck that hit the police car. 


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“All of a sudden we heard this loud crash,” witness Lenora Jefferson told NBC-DFW. “The officer was minding his own business, and then all of sudden we just saw those two collide, and the officer’s car became airborne and went into the creek, the ravine.”

Some witnesses immediately converged on the scene. They ran into the creek and pushed the vehicle back on its wheels to help the officer out of the car. 

“Thank you to these brave and caring citizens who ran to the aid of one of our officers today. The love from our community is truly inspiring,” the Dallas Police Department tweeted Monday. “We can’t say thank you enough to these brave and caring citizens who ran to the aid of one of our officers today.”

Dallas local helped turn the officer's car after a hit-and-run driver slammed it into a creek.

Dallas local helped turn the officer’s car after a hit-and-run driver slammed it into a creek.

See a screenshot of the incident in the photo above.


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