The Dallas Police Department responded to a single-vehicle crash along Mountain Creek Parkway early Sunday morning.
Police say a driver failed to negotiate a curve along Mountain Creek Parkway near the industrial warehouses north of I-20 sometime between the hours of 1AM and 10AM this past Sunday morning.
The vehicle crashed off the roadway and traveled approximately 420 feet where it struck a drainage system wall. The driver (sole occupant), identified as a 36-year-old male, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Cresson VFD and multiple law enforcement are on scene of a major accident along Highway 171 near Monroe Highway.
Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene just before 7AM this morning. Cresson VFD says two trucks were involved in a head-on collision. Foggy conditions may have played a factor in the crash.
Two people were transported via ground ambulances to the hospital.
The crash caused a large diesel spill on the roadway, subsequently leading to the closure of both directions. The highway remains closed as of 2:30PM.
The Fort Worth Fire Department has announced a few changes in its operational plan, which aim to enhance their service to residents in Fort Worth and their on-duty firefighters.
Ops-2 and Medic-1 will now be assigned to major incidents to provide assistance to on-duty firefighters. Responsibilities include cancer prevention policies, rehab, and medical assistance for personnel.
Fort Worth FD and PD have also launched the “Hope” program to reach the city’s homeless population and frequent medical patients. Units will be designated as Hope 1, Hope 2, Hope 3, and Hope 4. Their responsibilities will include reaching out to the city’s homeless residents and chronic 9-1-1 users in order to get them help before it becomes an emergency. They will also strategically work in the community as outreach to reduce the number of emergencies and alleviate unnecessary calls that tie down emergency responders. The team will be made up of paramedics.
“These changes will be valuable assets for both the citizens of the city and our firefighters,” says the Fort Worth Fire Department.