As reported by Tanya Eiserer with the Dallas Morning News on Feb. 8, 2013, a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was injured in crash in McKinney in a two vehicle accident. He is in stable condition after being pulled from his car. According to authorities the trooper was westbound on U.S. 380 having turned around to pursue a traffic violation when a pickup pulled out of a driveway in front of him. He was unable to avoid the pickup. The driver of the pickup was also injured. Since the trooper had his emergency lights flashing the driver of the pickup must not have looked before entering the roadway.
Before entering a roadway one much exercise great care by looking in both directions. It is difficult to estimate the speed of an approaching vehicle, therefore extreme caution must be exercised in this maneuver. Will a few seconds waiting till the roadway is clear make that much difference to you?