On the afternoon of Monday September 30, a Fort Worth police officer was stopped on the side of Interstate 20 in Fort Worth. He was helping a woman who had been the victim of a hit and run accident when a van crashed into his police car. The impact was so severe that it sent the car spinning, and then the car burst into flames.
Fortunately the police officer escaped unharmed, though he was taken to the hospital for observation.
The driver of the van was not arrested, but he may still face charges.
This type of car accident is unfortunately becoming more and more common. Good Samaritans or police officers stop to help stranded motorists, only to be struck by another car coming down the road. If you are stuck on the side of the road, stay as far away from traffic as possible. Call for help immediately, and stay in your car to protect yourself as best as possible.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Dallas car accident attorneys at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP. Our attorneys can help you seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today.