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Inmates injured in accident near Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH — A Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office van transporting inmates was involved in a three-vehicle crash in north Fort Worth Tuesday afternoon.

In all, four people, including two inmates, were seriously injured and nine others suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Fort Worth Fire Department officials at the scene, an SUV following the transport van failed to stop when it came upon traffic on the access road of Interstate 35W at about 1:30 p.m. The SUV slammed into the back of the van, injuring 10 on board.

Two inmates and two people inside the SUV were transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital with serious injuries. The deputy who was driving the vehicle and seven other inmates suffered less serious injuries and were taken to John Peter Smith Hospital



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Our very own David HagEstad once again was on scene at this accident near the Tarrant County Courthouse. He saw several ambulances on scene and officers directing traffic. He was unable to get any information about what was going on from anyone involved. For more on David’s seemingly uncanny ability to be present near accidents, see our post last month about the Borden’s truck that ran from police in Crandall.


If you  or a loved one has been injured while under the care and custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or the Federal Bureau of Prisons, you need to call Scott Gray, an attorney with experience in civil rights claims and personal injury. Protecting your rights is a serious matter, whether they are injuries resulting from an accident, or injuries from violations of your civil rights. You need to know your rights! If you believe you have been wronged by the TDCJ or the Federal Bureau of Prisons, call now!

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