Witnesses save driver’s life after fiery crash in Lake Highlands

A two-vehicle collision involving a garbage truck and a sedan on Wednesday, Nov. 25 trapped the driver of the sedan as flames rose from the hood of his car. A couple delivering cookies to the nearby Walmart inadvertently became the first responders and helped call 911 and extinguish the flames from the vehicle.

According to preliminary investigations,  garbage disposal truck driver had struck the BMW sedan as it was coming from the opposite side of Northwest Highway, and as the truck driver had been trying to make his way into a parking lot from the same highway.

Dallas Fire-Rescue search and rescue crews were able to extinguish the fire, separate the garbage truck from the car, and get the victim out of the burning car.

At Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping victims of car accidents pursue the negligent party responsible for your damages. Call our Dallas offices today at (214) 457-1668 to learn more about how an experienced member of our legal team can assist you today.

Driver involved in 2 separate crashes in Dallas

A driver is now facing at least two charges of intoxication assault after being involved in two separate crashes on early Wednesday, Oct. 28. The second instance was a violent collision in downtown Dallas sent four people to the hospital.

The series of events began with a camo-colored truck sideswiping an SUV and then continuing down the street. The driver of the SUV alerted the police about the incident and the details of the truck. Shortly thereafter, police found the second crash scene.

Police reported that the driver of the truck ran a red light on the eastbound side of the Woodall Rogers Freeway service road near the intersection with Akard Street and collided with an SUV carrying three people inside. This second accident was just a few blocks away from the first one.

All four people involved were taken to the hospital. The 25-year-old driver of the SUV is in critical condition, while a 15-year-old passenger is in stable condition and a 48-year-old passenger was determined to have no injuries. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital but refused treatment.

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter in Dallas, our attorneys can help you find financial compensation for your injuries and damages if a third party’s reckless actions caused your accident. To discuss the particulars of your situation with a member of our legal team today, please call our Dallas office at (214) 457-1668.

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