Five high school students were taken to hospitals, including three in critical condition, in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Everman Parkway in south Fort Worth, MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said.
The crash, which trapped four of the teens, happened about 1:15 p.m. on Everman Parkway at the Interstate 35W overpass, according to a police incident report.
The teens were boys and girls, Zavadsky said. Three were in critical condition, one in serious condition and another in good condition. They were being taken to John Peter Smith Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital.
CBS 11 reported that the crash involved Everman school district students. School spokeswoman Nikita Russell said the district is still investigating the incident and could not confirm if Everman students were injured.
Before the crash, one of the vehicles involved was driving “erratically, forcing other vehicles off the road” near Everman High School, Everman police Sgt. C.W. Spencer said.
An Everman officer had tried catching up with the vehicle but had stopped pursuit “in the interest of public safety,” Spencer said.
The wreck remained under investigation Thursday night. It involved a Mazda vehicle and a Dodge Ram pickup, according to the police report.