Four Dallas police officers hospitalized after driver of pickup truck plows through police barricade and crashes into their marked cars outside 3 a.m. domestic dispute
- Police were called to the scene of a shooting in the north of the city
- They were using their SUV to protect themselves from an armed hostage taker.
- Neither the domestic disturbance suspect nor the driver have been named.
Four Dallas police officers were hospitalized after a driver of a pickup truck crashed into them while responding to a domestic shooting Thursday morning.
Police were called to reports of a shooting involving a woman, her boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend.
While waiting outside the property, an unknown driver in another vehicle crashed into the police cars after speeding down a side street and crashing into the barricade.
A man and a woman were in the pickup and police said the driver, who has not yet been identified, remained at the scene but did not confirm whether he had been arrested.
The police officers were hit by a pickup truck while trying to negotiate with an armed hostage taker.
They say he was “not involved” in the domestic incident, but it’s unclear what led to the accident, and a blood test for intoxicants came back negative.
In the chaos, one of the men involved in the initial disturbance tried to flee, jumping out of a window before being arrested himself.
One officer was left unable to walk and all four were taken to the city’s Parkland Hospital where one was treated for minor injuries, one for a suspected broken foot, and evaluations are in progress. course for the other two.
One of the victims was also taken to hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.
Two women and two children were inside the house as police tried to negotiate their escape.
The driver of the pickup was tested for alcohol, but the results were negative.