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2 Dallas officers hospitalized after crash with pickup in northwest Dallas; driver arrested

The incident happened about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at Webb Chapel Extension and Northwest Highway.

Two Dallas police officers en route to help a fellow officer on a shooting call overnight have been hospitalized after a pickup turned into their path in northwest Dallas, causing a collision.

The crash happened about 12:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of Webb Chapel Extension at Northwest Highway, just north of Bachman Lake, where the officers were headed northbound in their squad car.

As their car, with its sirens on and lights flashing, entered the intersection at West Northwest Highway, a southbound Chevy Silverado turned left into its path.

An image from the scene at Webb Chapel Extension and Northwest Highway, where police say a pickup turned into the path of a patrol car, causing a crash early Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.
An image from the scene at Webb Chapel Extension and Northwest Highway, where police say a pickup turned into the path of a patrol car, causing a crash early Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.(Metro Video Dallas/Fort Worth)

Both officers were hospitalized in stable condition. Images from the scene showed the mangled squad car straddling a curb near a utility pole, with the damaged pickup behind it in the intersection.

The driver of the Silverado suffered minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of intoxication assault on a peace officer.

Marc Ramirez. Marc Ramirez is a veteran narrative/lifestyles journalist and food/drink enthusiast. In addition to the Dallas Morning News, he has worked for the Seattle Times, The Wall Street Journal and Phoenix New Times and has degrees from the University of Notre Dame and the University of California-Berkeley. When life gives him lemons, he makes Aviations.

mramirez@dallasnews.com /MarcRamirez.Journalist @typewriterninja
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