Reporting Stephanie Lucero
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.