A driver faces a felony charge after his vehicle hit a Dallas officer who was working an accident on Interstate 20 early Sunday morning, police said.
The driver, identified as 57-year-old Bonfiace Madubuko, was taken into custody and faces a charge of aggravated assault on a public servant.
The Dallas police officer was hit about 6:30 a.m. on the westbound side of I-20 near Mountain Creek Parkway, police said. He's now in critical condition.
According to police, officers responded to a possible hit and run call at 5:45 a.m. in the 41300 block of I-20.
After some time, officers decided to shut down the far right lane on I-20 westbound.
An officer started to lay down flares in the far right lane when a Toyota Venza approaching the accident scene drove around squad cars onto the emergency shoulder of the far right lane. The driver then re-entered the roadway and struck the officer.
The driver of the Toyota remained on scene and the officer transported to Methodist Central Hospital where he remains in critical condition. According to police, the officer involved is a 2-year veteran with the Dallas Police Department.