Friday Sept 30th 7:30 pm accident @ 1...

Friday Sept 30th 7:30 pm accident @ 1709 & Keller Smithfield

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Listen

Coppell, TX

#1 Oct 1, 2011
There was a horrible accident at the intersection of 1709 and Keller Smithfield last night. We drove past it at 7:30 on our way to dinner. There were so many fire trucks, ambulances and police cars that we couldn't count them all. The two cars we could see in the intersection were so badly damaged that I think it would be a miracle if someone wasn't killed. We're praying that no one was fatally injured. I'm just guessing that someone may have run a red light. High speed had to have been involved to cause that kind of severe damage. It looked like the tops of the cars had been sheared off or taken off to get the victims out of the cars. Does anyone have any info? I can't find any news about it online.
Keller Resdident

Carrollton, TX

#2 Oct 1, 2011
Listen wrote:
There was a horrible accident at the intersection of 1709 and Keller Smithfield last night. We drove past it at 7:30 on our way to dinner. There were so many fire trucks, ambulances and police cars that we couldn't count them all. The two cars we could see in the intersection were so badly damaged that I think it would be a miracle if someone wasn't killed. We're praying that no one was fatally injured. I'm just guessing that someone may have run a red light. High speed had to have been involved to cause that kind of severe damage. It looked like the tops of the cars had been sheared off or taken off to get the victims out of the cars. Does anyone have any info? I can't find any news about it online.
We saw this accident happen. I believe a car came at a high speed from the east on 1709 and ran a light, hit the sedan making a left from southbound Keller/Smithfield onto 1709. The car was hit at a high speed and spun out and hit cars waiting at the light going east. Just horrible to see. Happened so fast. Not sure if there were fatalities-on the way home 2 hrs later saw the top cut off the car. Just awful
Listen

Coppell, TX

#3 Oct 1, 2011
Keller Resdident wrote:
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We saw this accident happen. I believe a car came at a high speed from the east on 1709 and ran a light, hit the sedan making a left from southbound Keller/Smithfield onto 1709. The car was hit at a high speed and spun out and hit cars waiting at the light going east. Just horrible to see. Happened so fast. Not sure if there were fatalities-on the way home 2 hrs later saw the top cut off the car. Just awful
Resident, Thank you. We came back past the intersection around 9:00 after eating dinner in Southlake, and it was still blocked off. West bound traffic was still detouring through the Stein Mart parking lot.

We just moved to Keller a month ago from another part of the state. How do you get news about things (such as this) that happen in Keller? I noticed that the Star Telegram has a "Keller" section online, but there doesn't seem to be much news posted there. I can't find an online edition of anything more "newsy" about what's happening here. Is there something else online that we're missing?
malinda

Waxahachie, TX

#4 Oct 1, 2011
Keller Resdident wrote:
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We saw this accident happen. I believe a car came at a high speed from the east on 1709 and ran a light, hit the sedan making a left from southbound Keller/Smithfield onto 1709. The car was hit at a high speed and spun out and hit cars waiting at the light going east. Just horrible to see. Happened so fast. Not sure if there were fatalities-on the way home 2 hrs later saw the top cut off the car. Just awful
Two Careflight helicopters landed on some clear land right by the accident to take two of the people to the hospital. Haven't heard about any fatalities....but if careflight is involved you know the injuries are really severe. They had to peel the roof off of the car to get the people out. It was truly an awful scene.
Petrucci

Dallas, TX

#5 Oct 1, 2011
The accident happened shortly after 6. From my vantage it looked like a grey suv and a red sedan. The way they were sitting it looks like the suv was traveling southbound and bit the red sedan who was in the northbound lane turning left. There were two careflight helicopters that landed in the field and took two people away. There also at leas at least three ambulances on the scene. I haven't been able to find more info other than this post.
Keller Resident

Carrollton, TX

#6 Oct 1, 2011
Listen-there is a newspaper called Keller Citizen and I think it lands in our yard on Wednesdatys. There is an online version of it last I knew but I'm not sure how often it's updated. I also noticed on the Keller police site they have accident reports but that looks to be a few days behind.

I'm sure some info will be coming out soon. The crash was so loud, I just can't get it out of my head.

On a lighter note, welcome to the area !
Listen

Coppell, TX

#7 Oct 1, 2011
Resident --- Thank you for the welcome. We are loving it here! I'll keep my eyes open for the Keller Citizen.
Mimi

Denton, TX

#8 Oct 3, 2011
I saw the aftermath as well and wanted to know if the people were ok. When I saw the helicopter I knew it was really bad. Thanks for all of your posts. At least, now I feel like I know something.
Jennifer

East Saint Louis, IL

#9 Oct 11, 2011
Mimi wrote:
I saw the aftermath as well and wanted to know if the people were ok. When I saw the helicopter I knew it was really bad. Thanks for all of your posts. At least, now I feel like I know something.
This accident involved one of my friends. The two men in the sedan are still in the ICU at different hospitals. My friend just regained consciousness. The driver of the sedan is still in very critical condition. The driver of the truck that hit them had no injuries.
Listen

Coppell, TX

#10 Oct 11, 2011
Jennifer, I'm sorry to hear that your friend was injured so badly. I hope they will fully recover. The minute we slowed down during the traffic detour and could see how bad the accident was, I prayed for everyone involved and still do so every time I pass that spot. I was in a bad accident at an intersection about 10 years ago. A 16 year old driver in a truck ran the red light. It took years for me to recover physically and emotionally, but it did give me an even greater appreciation of life. I never take a day for granted anymore. I'm sure your friend won't, either.
mimi

Carrollton, TX

#11 Oct 20, 2011
Jennifer wrote:
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This accident involved one of my friends. The two men in the sedan are still in the ICU at different hospitals. My friend just regained consciousness. The driver of the sedan is still in very critical condition. The driver of the truck that hit them had no injuries.
Jennifer,
any updates on your friend and the driver of the car. Many of us who saw the accident
have been praying. I was in the line to turn behind your friends car and it was a horrible
sight to see.
Involved

Austin, TX

#12 Jan 31, 2012
Both men are still going to Rehab, they both had multiply skull fractions. They both lost their jobs because they were not able to return to work. Their families are not the same, there is alot stress for the families to handle. One man has small children that can not understand why their dad is like he is now. But with Faith in God and Prayers we know that both will recover and their lives will be happy again. Please think before you speed up to run a red light, it not only affects you but it affects the other people and their family.
macey

Austin, TX

#14 Aug 31, 2012
What gets me is the lady that caused this accident never has had the guts to apologize to the victims or to even check to see how they are doing. As the anniversary date approaches, I am sure she will just think of it as another day, but for the victims and their families, it is when the nightmare of their lives began!!!

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