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Hit and Run Sends Victims to Hospital

Crime

Footage of hit and run crash | Image by Texas Department of Transportation/WFAA

A mother and her three children had to be taken to a hospital Sunday after being involved in a hit-and-run crash, Garland police said.

The crash, which involved two vehicles, took place Sunday afternoon in the eastbound lanes of the LBJ Freeway at Northwest Highway, police said.

The crash caused the area to be temporarily closed, according to police.

Only one of the vehicles remained at the scene. Inside the vehicle were a mother and her children, two toddlers and an infant, according to police.

“The mother and children were transported to a local hospital by FD out of an abundance of caution. Their conditions are currently unknown,” said Garland Police Officer Felicia Jones in an email to The Dallas Express.

“The suspected vehicle is described as a full-size pickup, with oversized tires, maroon in color, possibly a Ford F-250 or F-350,” Jones told The Dallas Express.

“We encourage the public to contact police if they were in the area, witnessed the accident, and/or have information.”

According to Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers:

“Leaving the scene of an accident involving death or serious injury is a third-degree felony, punishable by 2 to 10 years in a state prison. If the injury is not serious, it is a felony punishable by up to one year in a county jail or up to five years in a state prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

“Hit and run involving damage to an occupied vehicle is a Class C misdemeanor – with a fine of up to $500 [i]f the damage to all vehicles is less than $200.

“It is a Class B misdemeanor, up to six months in a county jail, if the damage is more than $200. And the fact is that almost any scratch on a car will cost more than $200 in body shop repairs nowadays.”

Crime continues to run roughshod in the streets of nearby Dallas.

In 2021, The Texas Department of Transportation collected data that showed nearly 4,500 deaths occurred on Texas roads due to vehicle crashes.

The data collected by TxDOT estimated economic loss from all motor vehicle crashes amounted to $51.4 billion.

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