The DPD officer, a two-year veteran who has not been
identified, was struck near I-20 and Mountain Creek Parkway around 6:30
DALLAS, TX — A Dallas police officer remains
in critical condition but has improved after he was struck by a vehicle
along Interstate 20 early Sunday morning, police said.
officer, a two-year veteran who has not been identified, was struck near
I-20 and Mountain Creek Parkway around 6:30 a.m., police said in a news
release. The officer was transported to Methodist Hospital and was
reportedly in critical condition later Sunday morning.
The officer was at the scene of a possible hit-and-run crash and
placing flares on the roadway when a Toyota Venza crashed into him.
witness said the driver of the Toyota, identified by police as
57-year-old Boniface Madubuko, was approaching the accident scene when
he drove around a squad car that had its emergency lights on and then
onto the emergency shoulder of the far right lane. When the driver went
back onto the roadway, he struck the officer, who was standing in the
far right lane, police said.
Madubuko, the driver of the Toyota, stayed at the scene, according to
investigators. He has been charged with aggravated assault against a