Late Wednesday night, March 18, three teenagers were injured when the pickup they were driving slammed into a home in The Colony, a community 30 miles north of Dallas late Wednesday.
The accident occurred at a little before midnight near the intersection of Blair Oaks Drive and Merrell Lane, with the pickup stopping less than two yards away from a bedroom where a couple was sleeping. Thankfully, the sleeping couple was uninjured.
According to police, the events that led to the pickup crashing into the home began with a fight between two groups of teens at a nearby home. The fight then moved to a convenience store nearby. At the store, the teens inside the pickup started beating on a Dodge Caliber with blunt objects, which police believe may have been baseball bats.
After that, the Dodge decided to take off, with the teens in the pickup chasing it. They even hit the rear end of the Dodge at least three times while in pursuit. While this was going on the teens in the Dodge were calling 911.
Once inside The Colony, the driver of the pickup lost control on Blair Oaks Drive, causing the vehicle to jump a curb and hit a tree before finally smashing into the home. In the process, the pickup’s driver was ejected from the truck and seriously injured. When first responders arrived, he was taken to Medical Center of Plano, where he was listed in critical condition.
In addition to the driver, the three other passengers in the pickup were injured. One was first transported to Baylor Medical Center at Carrollton, but was later flown to a hospital in Dallas, where he was listed in critical condition. Another remained at the Carrollton hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover. The fourth person in the pickup fled the scene on foot, but was later found in Lewisville, where he was seeking treatment for minor injuries.
Police have not released the names of the injured teens, but they were all believed to be between 18 and 20 years old, and they all have ties to The Colony High School, as either current or former students.
After they saw the crash, the teens in the Dodge immediately drove to a police station.
A complete accident investigation will have to be conducted. While it’s likely the teens in the pickup will be found to be at fault, there may be other factors to consider that can only be uncovered through the investigative process.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed or injured in any type of traffic accident, and you believe that someone else’s negligence may be to blame, please contact the Auto Accident Lawyer at Hill Law Firm as soon as possible for a free consultation, so that we can help protect your rights under the law.