Vehicle flips after striking tree, two killed in separate accident

The vehicle caused others on the freeway to wreck before hitting this tree and flipping.
The vehicle caused others on the freeway to wreck before hitting this tree and flipping.


Traffic was backed up on Loop 820 northbound on Wednesday of last week after a multi-vehicle accident ended with a flipped vehicle.

A man driving a 4-door sedan went off the highway onto the service road and landed upside down in front of the Texas Civil War Museum after striking a tree in the front lawn of the business. Witnesses at the scene reported the man acting erratically, taking off his clothes and then attacking rescuers after exiting the flipped vehicle. Citizens in the area rushed to the scene to help the victims, which also included a male toddler.

The vehicle landed upside down after striking a tree.
The vehicle landed upside down after striking a tree.

Fort Worth Police were questioning the man, whom they subdued and placed in the back of a squad car. The toddler was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

Witnesses also said they did not see a car seat in the vehicle and when they arrived at the flipped car, the toddler was in the crawl position on the headliner of the roof.

Late night accident kills two, shuts down Loop 820

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A three-vehicle crash around 1:30 a.m. Monday left two dead and shut down the northbound lanes of West Loop 820 from I-30 to Clifford Street.

The traffic investigation team was on the scene for hours going over measurements and taking photographs to determine how the incident started.

Investigators say a 28-year-old mother lost control of her Pontiac and skidded across the freeway, hitting the concrete barrier around 1:20 a.m. Monday morning.

Although reports of what took place during the accident are conflicting, police believe she exited her car and was walking north bound on the left shoulder. At that time, Brent Moore, 37, of Fort Worth who was driving an Honda, saw the accident, stopped and tried to help the mother and her two kids. It was then that all of them were hit by an oncoming El Camino.

The family’s 2-year old little boy was killed as well as Moore.

The 2-year-old boy who was killed early Monday in a three-vehicle crash in northbound lanes of West Loop 820 has been identified.

Abel Joel Mendoza’s name was released Wednesday by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

Police said an adult woman and a young child were rushed to the hospital in serious condition.

Police say the 22-year-old driver of the El Camino was taken to the hospital. He has been released and is at home recovering.