Shuttle driver won't be charged for killing Parkland nurse

The shuttle bus driver who hit and killed a nurse who was crossing the street near Parkland Hospital won't face charges.

The accident happened Friday morning as the private shuttle was dropping off patients. The pedestrians were in a crosswalk at the intersection of Harry Hines Boulevard and Medical District Drive.

Randal Dygert, 61, was dragged nearly 50 yards and killed. He had worked as a nurse for Parkland for more than 30 years.

"He was well known throughout the system and touched the lives of many employees and patients. He represented what is best about Parkland employees. He will be dearly missed," said Dr. Fred Cerise, Parkland's CEO.

Another female employee was injured and treated at the hospital.

"We continue to hold the families and colleagues of both of these valued employees in our hearts and prayers," Dr. Cerise said.

The hospital held a prayer service for the victims on Friday.

Dallas police said the shuttle driver will not be cited or charged with any crime. An investigation determined the pedestrians were trying to cross the road when they had a red light.


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