Two children are recovering from a hit and run accident that occurred Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Singleton Boulevard and Vilbig Road in Dallas.
The youngsters were leaving a carnival with their parents. Running ahead, they stepped out in front of a Ford pickup truck. Thankfully, the children’s injuries weren’t life-threatening; one suffered a broken leg, and the other had bumps and bruises. They were reported to be in good condition Sunday evening at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.
Even though it appears to be an innocent accident (the Ford’s driver likely didn’t expect two children darting out in front of his or her truck), the pickup operator certainly didn’t make things any better by fleeing the scene. As WFAA reports, the pickup that struck the kids didn’t stop and kept on driving – turning an unfortunate (but true to the definition) “accident” into an unacceptable hit and run.
Several Dallas residents who witnessed the accident pursued the driver, alerting DART police as they did. The pickup operator was apprehended for questioning.
Big shout out to the hit and run witnesses who stepped up to the need. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know that selfless-citizens have a special place in accident attorney Jeff Rasansky’s heart. Stories like the one about the Fort Worth neighbors who pulled a man from a burning car or about Trophy Club resident Don Pinson, who stepped up to regulate traffic for school kids, encourage us to do the right thing.
Drive safely, Dallas!