DALLAS, TX. (THECOUNT) — An off-duty Dallas Police Department officer is in critical condition after being involved in a street racing crash Sunday afternoon. The officer involved has not been identified.
The crash occurred around 1:45 p.m. on E. Mockingbird Lane in the Lakewood area of Dallas.
Home surveillance video shows the officer’s personal black Ford Mustang speeding down the road before the crash. He lost control and collided with a tree.
“According to witnesses and some video that has been captured it appears that speed played a significant role in the accident,” said Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall.
Police believe he’d been racing a white Suzuki that sped away. They’re trying to track down that vehicle.
Anyone with information about that vehicle is urged to call the police.
The injured officer’s name has not yet been released.
Fellow officers could be seen visiting him at Baylor University Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition, reports Fox4News.
Chief Hall said he has been with the department since November 2015 and works out of Northeast Patrol.
Geo quick facts: Lakewood sprawls along the west shore of White Rock Lake, which is surrounded by hiking and biking trails, boathouses, wildflower areas and picnic spots. On the east shore, Dallas Arboretum has themed botanical gardens, sculpture exhibitions and frequent concerts. Classic movies and comedy shows are among the attractions at the Lakewood Theater, an iconic art deco movie palace from the 1930s – wikipedia.