Wreck knocks out power, causes accidents and closures

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An SUV lost control and left the roadway splitting a power pole this past Friday along West Loop 820 at the southbound Silver Creek Road exit near Brewer High School. Continue reading

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Explosion caught on video as house destroyed in blaze

White Settlement Firefighters run hose lines to help battle a fire at a home on Allencrest Drive in White Settlement. Photo by WSFD

White Settlement Firefighters run hose lines to help battle a fire at a home on Allencrest Drive in White Settlement. Photo by WSFD

By Ben Posey

A neighbor’s video captured an explosion at a home in White Settlement this past week. The neighbor shot the video just before fire crews arrived at the scene on Allencrest Drive near Las Vegas Trail Thursday night as the house fire turned into a fireball. Continue reading

Driver rescued from vehicle

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A driver was rescued this past week when two vehicles collided at the intersection of Cherry Lane and the I-30 access road. The accident left a white pick-up truck dangling precariously at the edge of a guardrail that ran along the access road protecting vehicles from falling about thirty feet below. The second vehicle, a red 4-door sedan, also collided with the guardrail. Fort Worth Firefighters, a MedStar crew and Fort Worth Police provided assistance to the victims. Photo by Rachel Huddleston

Vehicle mishap closes post office in town

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by A.C. Hall

White Settlement residents looking to mail a letter on Tuesday found themselves unable to do so as the local Post Office location was closed.  This came after an early afternoon incident that saw a vehicle strike the brick exterior of the post office.  No information was immediately available regarding the nature of the incident, the status of the driver, or the extent of the damage done to the post office.  One city official did say that it could possibly be several days before the post office re-opens.

Vehicle flips during lunch rush on White Settlement Rd. near Clifford

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A pickup truck that appeared to be traveling north bound on White Settlement Rd. near Clifford Street ended up upside down this past week. It happened during the lunch hour bringing numerous citizens out of area eateries to aid the victim before emergency crews could arrive. Officials could only report that the driver was taken to an area hospital with injuries.

Man killed in highway accident

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West Loop 820 at Clifford Street near White Settlement was shut down in both directions late Sunday after a man walking across both sides of the highway caused a fatal multi-vehicle accident, according to Fort Worth police.

The man was hit and died on scene at about 7:40 p.m., police said.

Three people had minor injuries after the accident, which involved up to three vehicles trying to avoid the man, one of which rolled over. The accident shut down both sides of the highway for several hours as traffic was diverted to the access roads. No information was available on the identity of the man.

Car flips after striking power pole, three taken to area hospital

An out of control automobile traveling north on Meadowpark Drive near Downe Dr. in White Settlement struck an electrical pole and then flipped over onto its roof this past Wednesday afternoon. Three people were injured in the crash that knocked out power to a large portion of the city for several hours. Police and fire crews arrived on scene to find neighbors scrambling to free the victims from the car.

When the car struck the pole, a large electrical explosion and flash lit up the sky according to witnesses.

Rescue workers load three people into ambulances after this one-car accident knocked out power to a large portion of White Settlement this past week.

“I came down here immediately and helped get the girl out of the back,” said a local resident that heard the accident happen. “I thought the car might blow up.”

Witnesses said the girl was “out of it” and incoherent while neighbors in the area worked to get her out.

“One of the guys in the car was struggling to get her out so I asked him for a knife to cut the seatbelt,” said the good Samaritan. “I grabbed her by the belt and he (the third passenger in the car) grabbed her by the legs and carried her over into the grass.”

The other man, possibly the driver, was described as having a broken arm and lacerations.

The electric company was on site before the scene was cleared starting repairs to the power line and restoring service to the city. An updated condition on the three victims was unknown at press time.

Wrong-way wreck at I-30 and Las Vegas Trail jails one, injures one

A wrong-way driver hit a vehicle head-on early Saturday on Interstate 30 at Las Vegas Trail, sending an 18-year-old man to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Fort Worth police were called to the scene Saturday at 1:48 a.m.

An early investigation revealed the wrong-way driver was eastbound in the westbound lane of I-30 when the wreck occurred, police said.

The wrong-way driver suffered minor injuries, was checked at a local hospital and then taken to jail, according to police reports.

Joshua Richard Crouch, 26, of Euless, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated/intoxication assault. He was being held in the Mansfield Jail with bond set at $25,000.

The investigation is ongoing. Details about the 18-year-old’s condition were unavailable.

School bus involved in accident near Benbrook

A Fort Worth ISD school bus was involved in an accident on Benbrook Hwy 377 and I-20 on Thursday of last week. There were no students on board according to Fort Worth spokesperson Clint Bond. 

Bond said the bus was entering a controlled intersection to turn when another vehicle collided with the bus. The front door area of the bus was damaged in the wreck.

Driver sought in fatal hit-and-run

Police are looking for a maroon Ford Explorer, between the model years of 2005 and 2010, that may have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision on Christmas Day.

Police reports state that the SUV was traveling north on Roberts Cut Off and turned west onto the 6000 block of Jacksboro Highway about 6:30 a.m. and struck a pedestrian.

Heinz Schlotter, 59, of Fort Worth, was pronounced dead about 10:35 a.m. Sunday from injuries suffered during the collision, according to the report. Police recovered a damaged passenger side mirror cover from the suspect vehicle, and have concluded that the vehicle’s passenger side window and passenger side windshield may also be damaged, a Lake Worth police news release said.

Lake Worth police are requesting contact from anyone who may have seen the incident, the suspect vehicle or who may have knowledge about the driver. Anyone with information should contact Det. Chris Gregory at 817-237-1224.

Rollover accident injures one on wet holiday weekend

Firefighters use the Jaws of Life to rescue the driver of this Chevrolet Avalanche around lunch time on Christmas Eve. About 25 people stopped along Loop 820 and Interstate 30 West to assist the injured driver before emergency workers arrived. MedStar transported the injured person to a local hospital. Injury information was unavailable.