07.23The Fourth Of July In Dallas-No Injury
The Fourth of July is a highly celebrated holiday across the United States. It is common for people to light off fire works and spend time with family on this day. Although fireworks are illegal, many Americans seem to find one way or another to get a hold of them. If not handled carefully fireworks can be extremely dangerous. For example, on the Fourth of July, 2011 Dallas police reported 4,290 calls with in a few hours, most of which were about fireworks. During the weekend, Fort Worth’s police took 84 calls relating to fireworks. Dallas Police commented they usually only handle around 2,000 911 phone calls on an average work shift which consists of 8 hours.
Around 11:30pm on July Fourth Dallas police received word that several people were injured due to fireworks on Kingbridge St near the 3100 block. If you or a loved one have an injury due to someone’s neglectful behavior using fireworks I suggest getting in contact with a great Kansas City car accident attorneys firm like the offices of this DUI, DWI and motorcycle accident firm in KC Kansas City. When police arrived on the scene they discovered that a car had exploded due to fireworks hidden in the floorboards that were unexpectedly lit. As the vehicle caught fire the driver jumped out of it. Unfortunately the fiery car then hit two other vehicles. Now suffering from third degree burns, 23 years old Desmeon Jones who had been a passenger, was taken to Memorial Hospital Located in Dallas. All in all this reminds me of a recent Kansas City, Missouri case overall.
The two other victims were taken to Parkland. Police reports state they had inhaled too much smoke. Earlier that evening, police also responded to a call involving a grass fire that was started by local residents who had shot fireworks in the 300 block of North Jim Miller Road. Responding officers and firefighters were injured due to people shooting fireworks and bottle rockets towards them. One police officer had a bottle rocket strike his arm.