Jacob Arellano car accident: According to officials, a wrong-way driver struck and killed a Dallas police officer (Jacob Arellano) as he was on his way to work on Tuesday evening. Let’s see what happened in detail.
What happened to Jacob Arellano?
Officer Jacob Arellano, 25, was struck by a vehicle traveling the wrong way at 11:48 p.m. on October 11 when he was traveling north on Spur 408 at West Kiest Boulevard.
According to the police, Arellano was traveling in the center of the three lanes when a sedan traveling in the northbound lanes from the south struck the front left side of his car.
According to investigators, the collision led Arellano’s car to go into the right lane, where a tractor-trailer struck it. His car “rolled a few times and stopped” on Spur 408’s right shoulder.
Police reported that Dallas Fire-Rescue transported Arellano to a nearby hospital, where he subsequently passed away.
Dallas Police Department posted their condolences on Facebook,
The Dallas Police Department wishes to express its deepest condolences to the family of Officer Jacob Arellano, #11729, who passed away this morning from injuries he suffered in a crash. On October 11, 2022, at around 11:48pm, Officer Arellano, traveling to work for the start of his shift, was driving northbound Spur 408 near Kiest Boulevard when the preliminary investigation determined his SUV was hit by a wrong way driver. Officer Arellano was driving in the middle of the three lanes when a sedan going southbound in the northbound lanes hit the off-duty officer’s vehicle head-on.
The crash caused the officer’s vehicle to go into the right lane where it was hit by a tractor trailer. The officer’s vehicle rolled several times and stopped on the right shoulder of Spur 408. The officer was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. The wrong way driver was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. At this time, the preliminary investigation has determined the wrong way driver may have been intoxicated. The crash investigation is ongoing.
Officer Arellano, 25, has been a member of the Dallas Police Department since June of 2019. He was assigned to Northwest Patrol Division, 1st watch. Funeral arrangements are pending. Officer Arellano is survived by his parents, girlfriend and infant child. Officer Arellano is also survived by his brother, also a Dallas Police Officer.
What happened to the driver on the wrong way?
The driver going the wrong way was also transported to the hospital, where they were in a critical state. The tractor-driver trailer was uninjured.
Cause of accident
The wrong-way driver may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision, according to the first findings of the police investigation.
Jacob Arellano career
Since June 2019, Arellano has worked with the Dallas Police Department. He was given the Northwest Patrol Division duty.
Eddie Garcia, the chief of the Dallas Police Department, requests that people remember the Arellano family in their prayers in a tweet.
Arellano leaves behind his parents, a girlfriend, and a baby. His brother, a Dallas police officer as well, is also left behind.
The incident is being looked into by the traffic unit of the Dallas Police Department.
Tributes to Jacob Arellano
Sherry Murray Dunn posted,
Thank you, Officer Jacob Arellano, for your service, dedication, commitment, and the supreme sacrifice you made in giving up your life for law enforcement. Prayers for your family and friends as they face this tragic loss that God will bring them much comfort, blood, and blue. Rest Easy, HERO.
Barbra Castaneda Barker posted,
Why do people choose to drive after they have been drinking? Too many innocent people and families’ lives are forever changed. Prayers for his family, his girlfriend, his precious baby, and all his Family in Blue. Thank you officer Jacob Arellano for your bravery in protecting, serving, and wanting to make the world a better and safer place. Rest Easy
Sherron Davis posted,
My deepest condolences to Officer Arellano’s family, friends, and his brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement officers of DPD. Thank you so much for your services to our city. We appreciate you and your dedicated duty to Dallas citizens.
Jeff Tippit posted,
Rest In Peace Dear Brother, for we have the watch now as you watch over us from the Golden Streets of Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with our Dear Brother, Officer Jacob Arellano, and his entire family, both blood and blue. God Bless.
Joan Kitchens McLaughlin posted,
Sincere sympathies and condolences to Officer Jacob Arellano’s family, friends, and fellow officers! Prayers for Officer Arellano, his family, friends, and fellow officers!
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