DALLAS - A 59-year-old man has died after a Dallas police squad car rear-ended his vehicle Thursday morning.
Terry Glover was sitting inside his disabled Jeep, which was parked in the center lane of a Red Bird area street with its flashers on, when a police car responding to a non-emergency call hit the vehicle from behind at about 2 a.m. The man's vehicle then crashed through a metal fence and into the front yard of a home.
"Unfortunately, it was an accident and we are just trying to get to the bottom of it right now," said David Glover, Terry's brother.
Glover was rushed to the Dallas Medical Center, where he later died in surgery.
"Right now, we are really hurt," Glover said. "We are a grieving family right now trying to understand the condition of the situation."
Dallas police have launched an investigation and released a video tape from the camera inside the squad car, which shows the officer was going 45 mph in an area with a posted speed limit of 40.
Two police officers in the squad car were treated for minor injuries and released.
"I think the Dallas Police Department should basically complete an investigation," Glover said. "And due process is due, and the need to do what they have to do to make things right. At the same time, there are no hard feelings for those officers, things happen."
Glover's family said he was a Vietnam veteran who spent his time helping out his family and friends. He was on his way back home after picking up his godson from work and taking him home.