Fatal Motorcycle Crash Closes Dallas Freeway

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2015 by blueridgefire

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM:Facebook | Twitter

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A fatal motorcycle crash shut down a major freeway in Dallas early Tuesday morning. It happened at around 2:45 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate-30 near Hotel Street.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office said that the driver of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle lost control of his bike and went to the ground. He was then run over by a passing big rig and died at the scene. The motorcycle was also badly damaged during the incident.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner was called to the crash scene, but the name of the deceased individual has not yet been released. Traffic investigators were also at the scene early Tuesday morning.

This is typically a busy stretch of highway, as it is located directly south of downtown Dallas. The area is also currently under road construction, but it is not yet clear if…

View original post 44 more words

Distracted Driver Hits 13-Year-Old Boy

Posted in Uncategorized on July 7, 2015 by blueridgefire

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM:Facebook | Twitter

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A driver distracted by an auto shop fire struck a 13-year-old boy Monday night.

A fire lieutenant said the boy was running across the street into traffic to look at the fire when he was hit.

Emergency responders already on the scene quickly helped the boy who was seriously injured.

He was rushed by ambulance to Cook Children’s Hospital.

The fire destroyed an office inside the auto shop. Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the fire. No one was hurt in the fire.

(©2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

View original post

Another Near Drowning In Fort Worth

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2015 by blueridgefire

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM:Facebook | Twitter

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM)A family member pulled a three-year-old girl from their backyard pool around 6:00p.m. Saturday evening in North Fort Worth on Summerbrook Circle.

When paramedics from the Fort Worth Fire Department arrived, the child’s father had performed CPR and she coughed up a lot of water.  MedStar took over CPR and the child was conscious as she was rushed to Cook Children’s Hospital.

The Fort Worth Fire Department says there were several children swimming inside the pool who decided to get out of the water. No one saw the three-year-old get into the pool on her own.

But the e girl’s father noticed she was missing, ran out and spotted her in the pool.It’s believed that she was in the pool for only a very short period before being removed.

Shortly after the incident the Fort Worth Fire Department tweeted: “Can’t…

View original post 74 more words

Johnson County On Alert After Fourth Of July Terror Attack Warning

Posted in Uncategorized on July 3, 2015 by blueridgefire

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

JOHNSON COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) — Law Enforcement officials in Johnson County say they are aware of a countrywide warning from federal authorities that terrorists might want to strike during the Fourth of July.

Johnson County has large fireworks displays scheduled for the holiday in Burleson and Cleburne, and according to them there isn’t a credible threat locally.

The heightened sense of caution comes after the federal warning, and was compounded by some earlier concerns that circulated on social media.

Johnson County Precinct 1 Constable Matt Wylie said, “We’re not really doing anything that we haven’t done in the past. We’ve still got a higher presence of law enforcement.”

According to Constable Wylie they are taking the same increased precautions they would for any event involving large crowds.

Scores of people are expected to pack Lakes, Golf Courses, and main roads to see the fireworks displays throughout Johnson County.

Constable Wylie said…

View original post 68 more words

Spike In Accidental Child Drownings Seen As Epidemic

Posted in Uncategorized on July 3, 2015 by blueridgefire

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM:Facebook | Twitter

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW) – Two North Texas medical centers described a spike in accidental child drownings this summer as an epidemic. Halfway through the deadliest time of the year for drownings, at least 11 children have died in the region, and dozens more have been hospitalized.

Children’s Health in Dallas said it treated at least 15 children involved in drowning events during the last two weeks of June. Cook Children’s in Fort Worth posted online it had 26 cases in June, double the number from last year.

Jamie Pelletier, an injury prevention expert at Children’s Health, said what is reported is just a fraction of what’s actually happening.

“Because what we see here and what is reported to the state typically are the worst case scenarios,” she said. “Someone has died from a drowning event or they have required CPR on scene.”

Pelletier said…

View original post 129 more words

Plano Man Rescued From Maine Hiking Trail

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2015 by blueridgefire

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM:Facebook | Twitter

ANDOVER, Maine (AP) – A Texas man was taken to a Maine hospital after suffering a broken ankle while hiking the Appalachian Trail.

The Maine Warden Service says it responded to a section of the trail in northwestern Maine at about noon Wednesday and took about four hours to remove 69-year-old Charles Smith, of Plano, Texas. He had left Andover earlier in the day and was hiking a section of the trail near the intersection of the Bemis Trail Track in Rangeley Plantation.

Wardens say Smith was descending Bemis Mountain when he fell.

Smith initially was taken to Rumford Hospital but was transferred to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

(© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View original post

High Rising Red River Could Shut Down I-35 Corridor

Posted in Uncategorized on June 19, 2015 by blueridgefire

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Follow CBSDFW.COM:Facebook | Twitter

GAINESVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – Creeks, lakes and rivers overflowing their banks isn’t just a problem in the counties in and around Dallas and Fort Worth. The Red River at the Oklahoma-Texas line has risen so high that officials may have to shut down the Interstate-35 corridor.

As it stands, officials with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) confirm that I-35 is open at the Red River, but they are discouraging travel on I-35 in the southern part of the state and northern part of Texas.

The Texas Department of Transportation is also monitoring the situation at the Red River. Drivers are being advised to get information on highway closures in northern Texas on the Drive Texas website.

ODOT has closed dozens of highway across Oklahoma because of flooding and flood damage. Northbound I-35 is also heavily congested in the Turner Falls area.

(credit: CBS) (credit: CBS)

View original post 66 more words