The COVID-19 virus has forced most people to stay home. So you would assume that our North Texas roads, with less traffic than in decades, would be safer, right? Unfortunately, that has not been the case. Many innocent drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians have recently been injured in scores of collisions. And expect a return to the 80,000 crashes we have in the Metroplex each year once the restrictions are lifted and normal traffic resumes.
DFW crashes this week
Here are a few of the local crashes that were reported online in the past week:
- In Dallas, a drunk driver crashed into a stopped Dallas Police Department patrol car and injured four people, including the two officers assisting people in a collision;
- In Fort Worth, a man who was DWI crashed his truck into a restaurant in Lake Worth;
- In Arlington, a man standing in front of his house was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver; and
- In Plano, a man who was DWI ran a stop sign and crashed into a minivan, seriously injuring three people including a child.