Woman Exits Vehicle Being Driven at Highway Speeds
May 30, 2018 – Two Fairview police officers were dispatched to a major accident which occurred at 7:10pm in or about the 4500 block of northbound US 75.
The following information is from the felony probable cause affidavit and provided by Fairview PD: A witness, along with other independent witnesses, advised they observed the female, currently comatose in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Medical City McKinney, having suffered bodily injury that creates substantial risk of death, or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ, exit, fall or be pushed from the passenger side of the vehicle, to wit a black SUV, while said vehicle was traveling at highway speeds. As of the writing of this arrest affidavit, her bodily functions, including respiration and cardiac functions, are being artificially sustained, with organ donation pending final declaration of clinical death. If/when such declaration occurs this arrest warrant shall be updated to reflect the increase in appropriate charge level (from Third Degree Felony to Second degree Felony).
The speed on this highway in this area is 70 mph. Witnesses advised they observed the vehicle from which the victim had exited, had failed to stop and the driver continued to proceed northbound on US 75, taking the Eldorado exit. Through brief phone conversations, the suspect advised and admitted that the victim had indeed exited the vehicle which he was driving, while it was moving at highway speeds, and admitted to leaving the scene without stopping to render aid.
The suspect and victim were in a relationship. The affidavit includes information provided by a witness who visited the victim at the hospital. This witness said in the past she had seen a bruise under the victim’s eye and on her arms. She said the suspect had been very controlling of the victim, at times not allowing her to go to the restroom without an escort. She noted that the victim was very easy to contact when she was with her parents, but when she was with the suspect, it was difficult to get ahold of her. These facts, according to the Fairview officer, are indicative of an abusive relationship.
According to the affidavit, the suspect’s possessive and violent nature is supported by prior actions, specifically occurring on 4/10/17 in Dallas County, according to Dallas County Court Records, wherein the suspect did assault a male who he observed dancing with the victim. The suspect was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. “Indicating both a violent nature and a possessive attitude towards the victim.”
Regarding the suspect’s actions, notes from the officer on the affidavit state that he did not make an attempt to render aid or any type of medical care for the victim, nor did he place a call for emergency services as required. According to the officer’s training and experience, a reasonable person would not exit a moving motor vehicle traveling at highway speeds, unless they were suicidal, which throughout this investigation there have been no indications from family or friends of the victim. “A reasonable person operating a vehicle would consider injury or death reasonably likely if an occupant is thrown, pushed or falls from a vehicle moving at highway speeds.”
The male suspect, date of birth 08/23/1997, is charged with the offense ‘Accident involving personal injury or death’.
The victim is a female, date of birth 01/12/1997.