What to Know
- Off-duty Edgewood police officer recovering at a Dallas hospital.
- Southbound Interstate 635 was closed for several hours Friday between Royal Lane, Jupiter Road.
- No details yet on the driver who struck the officer and fled: police.
A police officer was rushed to the hospital Friday morning after his squad car was struck by a hit-and-run driver in a construction zone in Dallas.
Dallas police said the officer — who works for Edgewood PD in Van Zandt County — was working another job while off-duty when the crash happened just after 3 a.m.
Dallas police said the off-duty officer was helping construction crews with traffic control. He was sitting in his car on I-635 at Plano Road when a Maserati traveling at a very high rate of speed hit his vehicle.
Police said the driver ran away and was picked up by a passing motorist. Dallas PD is still looking for the driver of the Maserati at this hour.
The officer was taken to Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas in stable condition.
I-635 headed eastbound between Royal Lane and Jupiter Road was shut down as police continued their investigation. All lanes were reopened at about 7:30 a.m.