Last weekend in McKinney a pickup truck and a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper were in a crash on U. S. 380 near Country Road. At the time of the accident, the trooper was pursuing a suspect. He had observed a traffic violation behind him and was making a U-turn. His emergency lights were on as he came around to the westbound side of the road.
A nearby pickup truck was in a driveway when the driver made a critical mistake. According to WFAA, he allegedly decided to “beat the DPS car across the road.” The pickup collided with the unfortunate trooper. The public servant was stuck in the wreckage for a harrowing 30 minutes while firefighters tried to get him out of his smashed car. He was ultimately taken to Plano Medical Center. Reports indicate that his injuries are not life-threatening at this time.
Of all the cars to hit, a law enforcement vehicle with its emergency lights on has got to be one of the worst. If you ever find yourself about to pull in front of a squad car, take a minute to think it through. Keep in mind that public vehicles with their lights flashing can drive at much higher speeds. Speeding is necessary at times for public servants to do their job, but it can also make driving accidents particularly dangerous. The pickup driver is lucky that he or she was not injured in the accident.