Officials from the Fort Worth Fire and Police departments along with Office of Emergency Management personnel have blocked off Lamar Street between 5th and 6th Streets due to falling glass from the Frost Tower building.
The original incident began with falling debris yesterday evening. Sidewalks are also closed around the Frost Tower.
According to records released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office, the construction worker involved in last Friday morning’s incident at an E. Loop 820 construction site died at the hospital yesterday (Tuesday).
The victim, identified as a 28-year-old man from Lewisville, was critically injured after being struck in the head by a falling object from a crane. The incident took place at a construction site located at 301 E. Loop 820 near Trinity.
Fort Worth firefighters and MedStar paramedics all responded to the scene. The man was airlifted to JPS in critical condition.
Garland Police are currently investigating a major accident in the eastbound lanes of 635 near Centerville Road. The crash occurred around 3:00pm this afternoon.
Garland firefighters also responded to the scene for patient extrication. All lanes of the highway were temporarily closed to land a medical helicopter. Police are still on the scene at this time investigating the crash. Only one lane is open. Very heavy delays.
An intense line of severe thunderstorms moved through the area a short time ago, leaving behind damage across much of the area. Power lines, signs, light poles, and trees are all reported to have blown over. Here’s a quick synopsis of the damage reports we have received.
Willow Park (Parker County): Large diameter trees blown over near the Baptist Church.
Joshua (Johnson County): Trees down.
Godley (Johnson County): Several homes suffered room/siding damage and trees blown over. No injuries.
Denton: Trees down.
Fort Worth: Sign down off I35W and Everman Parkway area. Shingles off roof (s) on the north side of town 170 and I35W area.
Arlington: Power lines down across southern portions of the city.
Kennedale: Trees down.
Grand Prairie: Planes overturned at the airport; hangar doors damaged.
Avalon (Ellis County): Large metal roof in roadway off FM55.
Irving: Semi truck blown over at Esters and Royal. Light pole in the highway WB 114 at Esters.
Rhome (Wise County): RV/camper blown over of Singing Meadows Drive.
The Arlington Police Department is investigating a fatality accident overnight in the 2400 block of E. Sublett Road near Highway 360 in southeast Arlington.
The sole occupant of a vehicle crashed into a fuel pump at the gas station, causing the vehicle to catch fire. The crash killed the occupant on the scene.
Investigators believe the vehicle was traveling westbound on Sublett Road and entered a gas station from the south entrance. For an unknown reason, the vehicle did not slow and crashed into the fuel pump. Reports from our followers indicate this occurred at the QT gas station.
The National Weather Service has determined damage caused by yesterday morning’s storm in Mesquite was caused by a EF-0 tornado.
Survey teams with the NWS Fort Worth assessed the damage yesterday and found damage consistent with EF-0 winds (75-85MPH). The tornado occurred Saturday morning at 7:35am and began just west of 635 north of Bruton Road and continued east, eventually coming to an end just east of Belt Line Road.
Damage to houses, including roofs, fences, signs, and poles were consistent with the EF-0 rating.
A Severe Thunderstorm WARNING had been issued for the impacted area, but there was no warning for a possible tornado.