The team at Angel Reyes & Associates is watching as the mounting bad news on our Dallas-Fort Worth roadways continue to make horrifying headlines today. A fierce winter storm is dumping sleet, freezing rain and snow on North Texas, creating incredibly hazardous conditions that have already caused many accidents, injuries, and even deaths.
100 Car Pileup on Interstate 35W
One such accident was a pileup involving more than 100 vehicles. This crash occurred at around 6:30 am along Interstate 35W in Fort Worth, TX.
Passenger vehicles of every size and shape, including 18-wheeler trucks, hauling cars, and others, smashed into one another. Though the initial cause of the accident is yet unclear, officials with MedStar Mobile Healthcare have confirmed that 14 ambulances were used to transport around 36 people to nearby hospitals in various conditions ranging from minor injuries to severe trauma. The most recent reports say that five people have been killed, but the numbers are not yet final as first responders continue to work the crash site.
No reports of injuries among first responders have been received. However, officials are concerned about the risk of hyperthermia as paramedics work tirelessly to free people still trapped in their cars. Many vehicles on site were completely mangled as dozens of tow trucks arrived to free cars and resume traffic flow in the area.
As of this writing, all lanes of I-35W beginning near the 28th street bridge are shut down. First responders are asking anyone looking for a friend or loved one to visit the family reunification center that has been set up at the Riverside Community Center located at 3700 East Belknap.
18-Car Pileup on Interstate 45
Yet another deadly crash occurred overnight on Interstate 45 near Lamar Street in Dallas. This accident involved more than 18 cars, including a police cruiser attempting to block the area was hit by an approaching vehicle.
As reported by local police, the accident began when two cars collided, and one of the drivers got out to check the damage. The individual was ultimately struck and killed by the approaching automobiles, resulting in the horrific pileup. No other fatal injuries were reported.
The North Texas Tollway Authority is currently working 12-hour shifts to clear the roads and keep drivers safe in these and other serious car accidents across the area.
Have You Been Injured on the Dangerous Dallas Roadways?
If you’ve been injured today in these accidents or any car accident in the Dallas area, Angel Reyes & Associates wants to help. Our team of expert car accident lawyers is standing by to ensure that victims and their loved ones get the justice and compensation they deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about what we can do for you. Meanwhile, we wish all of our neighbors in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area safety on our icy roads today. If you can, please stay home.