Couple Shot After Car Accident, Both Survive

Parents who found themselves in a car crash on Forest Lane Sunday night on their way to pick up their toddler from daycare ended up in the hospital after the driver of the second car opened fire on them, Dallas police said.

The parents, a man, 32, and a woman, 29, were involved in a car accident around 9 p.m. in the 5900 block of Forest Lane, between the Dallas North Tollway and Preston Road. They were on their way to pick up their two-year-old from a childcare center.

Police said the 20-year-old driver shot the couple, who were then taken to a local hospital for treatment. They are expected to survive.

The shooter remains at large.

We will update this story as we get more information.

Bethany Erickson

Bethany Erickson, Digital Editor at People Newspapers, cut her teeth on community journalism, starting in Arkansas. Recently, she's taken home a few awards for her writing, including first place for her tornado coverage from the National Newspapers Association's 2020 Better Newspaper Contest, a Gold award for Best Series at the 2018 National Association of Real Estate Editors journalism awards, a 2018 Hugh Aynesworth Award for Editorial Opinion from the Dallas Press Club, and a 2019 award from NAREE for a piece linking Medicaid expansion with housing insecurity. She is a member of the Education Writers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the News Leaders Association, the News Product Alliance, and the Online News Association. She doesn't like lima beans, black licorice or the word synergy. You can reach her at

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