Another Wrong-Way Crash In North Texas

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Dallas are investigating another wrong-way wreck, the second in two days along North Texas roads. This latest crash happened just before 3:00 a.m. on Friday morning in the southbound lanes of North Central Expressway, near Royal Lane.

According to witnesses on the scene, a male driver in a dark-colored sedan was traveling north in the southbound lanes when he struck another vehicle. Rescue crews arrived and were able to quickly remove the female victim from her car. The crews needed more time to pry the suspect out from his vehicle.

Both drivers were rushed to the hospital. Their conditions are not known, but one witness spoke to the female victim, and helped comfort her during the incident.

“It was terrible. I was standing with her,” recalled Chris Clary. “She was just saying, ‘Don’t leave me. Help. Please get me out of the car.’ Obviously, no way to do that.”

The scene has been cleared and traffic along North Central Expressway is running once again. Now, investigators are trying to determine where the suspect entered the freeway and if alcohol was a factor. Witnesses reported seeing a wrong-way driver as far back as Northwest Highway.

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  • steve metcalf

    All future roads should have those one way tire schredders that rip the tires to shreds if you drive over them in the wrong direction.

    This could be funded by private business, simply allow the business that pays for the shredder to have a sign that says something like:

    Your safety on this portion of the freeway was provided by Dealer Alternative the Honda & Acura Service Experts in Fort Worth

    • Edward

      Steve, they do need TIRE SHREDDERS, but at locations where they get on, if it is the wrong way. Then they can’t get on to start with, if they put up signs that make them go blind, then put up the shredders and makthem go broke! If they do try getting on the wrong way and blow their tires out, the DRIVERS SHOULD PAY A BIG FINE plus the repair bill for the tire!! He! He!

    • sadiedog

      i agree . what we are doing is not working !!!!!!! if this would stop 1accident ,then it is worth it . i think tire stores should advertise on these ramp’s also .

    • 2sister

      If the shredder was on the actual road way, they could lose control of their car and crash into another person. I’ve heard people say you could put them on the exit ramps. I’m not sure how that works. If it won’t cause an accident that kills people, that might be a better option.

      • Edward

        OK. SoDrivers, obviously don’t know what “wrong way” or “Do Not enter” is all about! I get it! Let’s stop wondering how to stop these crazy drivers, and DO SOMETHING!! I certain everyone knows what happens when you forget something in the parking area around DFW Airport! You back up, and POW! Your tires are blown out by the “Spikes” installed there.. DO THAT AT ALL THE Entrances of the toll way. If someone wishes to enter the wrong way “POW” theu no longer are a threat to other motorists. Do it and SAVE LIVES!!


      • 2sister

        Again, Edward, the original poster was apparently not talking about a ramp or the entrance to a ramp. He was talking about roads.

    • John Peter Cerrone

      Yes, I completely agree with you Steve. A sign and red reflectors are worthless to someone who is impared and driving. The real crime is that city officials and TXDOT haven’t done so already. They should bear the guilt of what happens to innocent victims of a wrong-way accident.

      • 2sister

        Putting them on the ramp might be okay. Putting them on the whole roadway is not a good idea.

  • avid reader

    @steve, that is just not realistic as emergency and maintenance vehicles have to be able to go against the flow of traffic on a regular basis.

    • Edward

      AVID READER: they could install a device to cover the spikes for emergency vehicles. Think it through, I’m sure you can see the “point”.

      • 2sister

        Edward avid reader is replying to Steve. Steve suggested putting the spikes on roads. That’s different than putting them on the ramps. It would probably be very hard to cover up spikes if they were up and down an entire road.

    • 2sister

      I didn’t think about that, but that would be a problem. Also, the person could lose control of the car, and still end up killing him or herself and others.

    • RussP

      Putting spike strips on the exit ramps would keep the wrong way driver off the highway and in the rare instance where police or fire need to enter the wrong way, most of the strips can be retracted by stepping on either end when needed.

  • chris clary

    my prayers go out to the girl in the vehicle that was struck by the wrong way driver. this was the most devastating crash scene i have ever seen. i just dont see how someone could get on 75 going the wrong way – for miles, apparently, without realizing it. please pray for her and her family. if alcohol was involved, the wrongway driver will go to jail for intox assault with a deadly weapon. for anyone that is considering a night out drinking….PLEASE realize that this could easily happen to you…and when it does, there is no going back, no saying “im sorry” and no way to fix it. you can change your life and the lifes of many others in the blink of an eye. you will get caught, you will go to jail and you may end up dead…or spending your life wishing you were the one that died. please do the right thing and take a cab or get a designated driver. its just not worth it.

    • Edward

      Dear Chris, I’m afraid you have NOT been paying attention, this is not a single event. It happens too many times to count, but I’m certain someone has, All os are praying for that lady, let’s pray that TXDOT tacks drastick measures to saven the highways!.

    • Laura

      Chris should know he has killed 2 women in accidents, and one of them was a drunk driving accident.

  • Land

    This is the cost of freedom. The solution is NOT to install spikes. The solution is to stay off the highways after midnight. Let’s face it, after 2:00 AM, just about every person on the road is drunk. So you have to drive defensively.

    There’s plenty of blame to go ’round, but in the end you have to look out for yourself.

    • 2sister

      I don’t go out on the roads after 2:00 am, but there are people who have to be out on roads after 2:00 am (i. e. police officers, fire men, and any other emergency vehicles). There way also be people who work shift jobs that have to be out at 2:00 am.

      • 2sister

        Oops. I meant there may be and not there way be.

    • RussP

      I don’t consider allowing drunks to force law abiding citizens to stay off the roads “freedom”. The cost to the drunks for abusing those freedoms should be be much longer jail terms and harsher conditions of probation than they now face, even for first time offenders.

  • Al

    The drunk may not have entered the wrong way. Sometimes drunks spin out and start driving the wrong way

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