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Motorcyclist hospitalized after collision with ambulance on I-20 in Arlington

The Arlington Police Department is investigating a major accident involving an ambulance and a motorcycle that occurred yesterday evening just before 9:00PM.

Officials say a motorcycle and an ambulance were involved in a collision along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 at the Green Oaks Blvd exit. All traffic was forced off the highway.

Specific details of the crash have not yet been released. Arlington police say the ambulance was not working a call when the collision occurred.

Paramedics on board were not injured. The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with potentially serious injuries. The rider’s condition has not yet been disclosed.

Lanes of eastbound I-20 were closed while responders worked the crash, but were reopened later in the night.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies from injuries sustained in Highland Village crash

On Friday, October 2nd, around 6:00PM, multiple emergency responders from Highland Village and Flower Mound responded to a major accident involving a motorcycle at Justin Road (FM 407) at Browning Drive.

Flower Mound EMS requested a CareFlite medical helicopter to the scene for air transport of a critically injured motorcyclist. CareFlite airlifted the rider to JPS Hospital with serious injuries.

According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, the motorcyclist died at JPS Hospital yesterday evening (Tuesday, October 6th). He has been identified as a 56-year-old man from Argyle.

Lanes of FM 407 were closed for a few hours while police investigated the crash.

Woman found dead in burning Fort Worth house was murdered, police say

On the morning of Monday, September 28th, the Fort Worth Fire Department responded to reports of a house on fire near the 3800 block of Halloran Street in the Como neighborhood.

Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes and saw heavy smoke coming from the house. They immediately began fire attack, knocking it down and bringing it under control in less than 10 minutes.

After the fire was knocked down, they began a search of the house and located a deceased woman with severe burns. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as a 24-year-old woman.

Observations at the scene indicated foul play. The Fort Worth Police Department was called in to assist with the investigation.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the woman was shot and killed days before the fire.

Police spoke with the woman’s on-and-off boyfriend, a 35-year-old man, who they determined to be a suspect in the case. Detectives found evidence to indicate the man was responsible for setting the fire. He has been arrested on a murder warrant.

The situation remains under investigation.

Banner photo courtesy Smash Da Topic.

Speeding driver collides with Dallas fire truck, causing major damage

Dallas Fire Rescue’s Truck 34 sustained significant damage in an overnight collision on LBJ Freeway.

Officials say the firetruck was blocking lanes of LBJ Freeway near St. Augustine Street while other crews were working a crash. They had been on scene around 15 minutes when a speeding vehicle crashed into the side of their truck, causing major damage.

All four members of the crew were inside of the cab at the time of the crash. Luckily, they were uninjured.

The firefighters immediately exited the cab and deployed their extrication tools to cut out both occupants of the vehicle that impacted their truck.

The man and woman inside the pickup truck were transported to a local hospital with injuries.

It is common protocol for departments to utilize apparatus to block scenes on the highway, precisely for this very reason. The blocking apparatus will serve as a protective barrier to stop any impaired, speeding, or distracted drivers from crashing into the scene.

Banner photo courtesy FOX4Terry on Twitter.

UPDATE: Man airlifted after two-vehicle crash on FM 730 in Wise County

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a major accident that occurred this evening on FM 730 near County Road 4374.

Investigators say two vehicles were traveling south on FM 730 when one slowed to turn into a private driveway. The second vehicle did not slow and struck the first vehicle as it turned.

Emergency responders extricated one of the drivers from his vehicle. He was subsequently airlifted to Medical City Denton by PHI Med 10 helicopter. His injuries were undisclosed.

Lanes of FM 730 were closed while police investigated the crash. They have been reopened at this time.

Banner photo courtesy Michael Beard.

Protestors deface Dallas Police Department headquarters

The Dallas Police Department says a group of protestors defaced the front of their Headquarters, located at 1400 S. Lamar Street, south of downtown.

Officials say a group of around 30 protestors were peacefully demonstrating at the building around 8:30PM last night (Thursday). The event was called “Vigil to Honor Lives Taken at the Hands of DPD.”

The group marched to another location on Griffith Street, before returning to the headquarters and defacing the front of the building with red-painted hand prints. Police attempted to stop the group, but a majority of them dispersed before any arrests could be made.

Two females were detained for questioning, but released.

Detectives are reviewing the security cameras on the exterior of the building to locate any potential suspects.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Andrea Kunzler at (214) 670-5813.

Motorcyclist airlifted from crash in Ovilla

This afternoon around 2:00PM, the Ovilla Fire Department and Police Department along with Midlothian EMS were called to a major accident involving a semi truck and a motorcycle near the 2800 block of Ovilla Road.

One motorcyclist had sustained serious injuries in the collision. As a result, emergency responders called a CareFlite helicopter to the scene.

CareFlite airlifted the injured motorcyclist to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Dallas with serious injuries.

Ovilla police shut down Ovilla Road for 2-3 hours while officers investigated the scene.

Three injured, one fatally, in shooting at Fort Worth house

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a shooting at a house in the 900 block of Davis Avenue near New York Avenue in the city’s Hillside / Morningside neighborhood.

Fort Worth police say they were called to the house just after 6:00AM this morning after receiving a 9-1-1 call about a suicide attempt.

First responding officers located a total of three injured persons. One of them, a woman, was deceased. The other two, another woman and a man, were both transported to a local hospital for treatment. The injured woman is believed to be the one who dialed 9-1-1.

Police did not say whether the man was suspect in the case, but they did indicate there is no active search for a suspect.

This is an active investigation.

Banner photo courtesy Smash Da Topic.

Police arrest two people attempting to steal ATM in North Richland Hills

At around 4:00AM this morning, the North Richland Hills Police Department was called to an ATM burglary at the EECU credit union, 9009 N. Tarrant Parkway near Davis Blvd.

As officers arrived, several individuals ran away on foot, leading to a foot chase and search of the area. Fort Worth Police Department’s Air-1 helicopter along with the K-9 team were called in to help locate the suspects.

Police have arrested two people associated with this burglary.

Officers are still on the scene documenting evidence. You can expect police activity in the area.

Arlington firefighters respond to multiple fires

The Arlington Fire Department has responded to multiple structure fires this evening, including two house fires and one apartment fire.

The first house fire was dispatched around 5:45PM this evening on Covebrook Court in north Arlington. Squad 4 was first on scene and found heavy smoke showing from a two-story house. A 2nd alarm was called. Firefighters extinguished the fire with no injuries.

At around 7:00PM, the second house fire was dispatched on Wildwood Drive near AT&T Stadium. Firefighters found a working fire inside of a one-story house. The fire was extinguished with no injuries.

A third fire was dispatched around 8:30PM at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of W. Lovers Lane. It was reported to 9-1-1 that people were trapped, leading to an immediate call for 2 alarms. Upon arrival, firefighters declared a working fire, but no one was trapped. The fire was extinguished with no injuries.

Busy night for Arlington firefighters.

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