Police Investigating Cedar Springs Hit And Run

A man was struck and killed by an SUV Friday night on Cedar Springs Road, according to NBC.

Joe King, 62, of Dallas was killed when someone driving a Land Rover or Range Rover hit him on Cedar Springs, between Douglas Avenue and Knight Street. The driver then fled.

The incident is the second hit and run on Cedar Springs this month. On Nov. 2, Wayne Priest was killed crossing Cedar Springs Road near Reagan Street. Police are investigating the lighting and crosswalks in the area.

I know this isn’t in the Park Cities, but bears repeating: use crosswalks. I don’t always do it, you don’t always do it, but we should.

3 thoughts on “Police Investigating Cedar Springs Hit And Run

  • November 29, 2011 at 10:48 am

    At this point in time with all of our technology; how does anyone get away with any kind of hit and run on a commercial street? Red light cameras, gas station security cameras, atm security cameras, local establishments security cameras, etc. Yes, I realize we are in the real world and not in a CSI: Dallas episode and this happened on Friday of last week. More of a general question of mine that I wonder about everytime I hear of a similar story.

  • December 1, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Avid Reader, I think you answered your own question.

    Red light camera: focused on red light intersections.
    Gas station camera: focused on a gas station.
    ATM camera: focused on the ATM.

    My point being, yes, we have a lot of these cameras around, but they aren’t focused on people crossing streets at non-intersections.

  • December 2, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Yes, they are mostly at intersections and establishments. My point was more along the line that with the general description of the car and time of incident, they can spend a few minutes going through the surrounding area camera feeds to pick up a license plate.


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