Here's a list of recent activities drawing the attention of Texas law enforcement. List compiled on March 14, 2012.
Carrollton Officer Hospitalized After Crash
A Carrollton police officer was hospitalized Wednesday morning after a serious car crash. The officer was on traffic duty eastbound on Whitlock Road when he was struck by a car southbound on Old Denton Road. Carrollton police say the officer's cruiser was pushed off the roadway and wound up in the grass. Police say the officer radioed dispatch and said "I need an ambulance" and gave his location. A civilian also got on the police radio and said "there is an officer down" and repeated the location. Carrollton police said the officer lost consciousness at the scene but regained consciousness, he was extricated from the vehicle and taken to Parkland Hospital where he is in stable condition. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to Baylor University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said they don't know yet who was at fault in the accident.
Man Shot, Killed After Fight at Dallas Club
One person was killed overnight in a shooting outside a popular Dallas nightclub. Police said the victim was sitting inside an SUV at about 2:30 a.m., parked down the street from Club Onyx, when someone pulled alongside and started shooting. Witnesses told NBC 5 that the victim had recently been released from prison and had been at the club celebrating his birthday with friends. They said while inside the club, the man got into an argument with another man.
Driver Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on 114; Limo Hits Emergency Vehicle
One person was hospitalized after a wrong-way crash on state Highway 114 near Cistercian Road. According to police, the driver slammed head-on into a minivan while driving eastbound in the westbound lanes and became trapped inside his car. He was eventually rescued by firefighters and transported to Parkland Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The driver of the minivan was shaken up, but OK. While crews were working the crash scene, a limo party bus slammed into the Battalion Chief's SUV that was parked at the scene. No one was in the SUV at the time and the driver of the limo bus was not injured.
SH 121 Closed Briefly Overnight
Fort Worth police say a wrong-way accident early Wednesday morning involved a suspected drunk driver who hit another man suspected of drunk driving. According to police, around 1:45 a.m., a man was driving east in the westbound lanes when he crashed head on into another man on state Highway 121 near Sylvania Avenue. The westbound lanes were shut down for almost five hours. According to the police report, one of the drivers told officers he had four beers and smoked marijuana. The other driver had alcohol on his breath, the officer reported. Both men were taken to the hospital for injuries, and remain there with serious injuries, according to police spokesperson Sharron Neal. The responsible driver will be charged with intoxication assault. Police are waiting for the results of a toxicology report.
Dallas Man Killed, Mesquite Man Injured in Shooout With Missouri Trooper
The man killed in a shootout with Missouri state troopers has been identified. The Sikeston Standard Democrat says 26-year-old Michael Thomas of Dallas died following an exchange of gunfire with Missouri State Highway Patrol officers Saturday night on Interstate 55. Patrol Cpl. Shane Stewart was shot but is expected to fully recover. Thomas was a passenger in a sport utility vehicle stopped by the patrol. Stewart was speaking with one of the four occupants when a passenger began shooting at him, prompting the exchange of gunfire that killed Thomas. A second passenger, 18-year-old Maurice Ely of Mesquite was injured. Ely and the other two people in the SUV were charged Monday with second-degree murder and other crimes.