Four Hurt After Car Crashes into TX Home, Burst into Flames

Four people were taken to local hospitals after a vehicle crashed into a house in Hurst and caused it to burst into flames.

April 07–HURST — Four people were taken to local hospitals after a vehicle crashed into a house in Hurst and caused it to burst into flames.

A husband and wife, who was listed in critical condition, were taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, according to Kara McKinney, a city of Hurst spokeswoman.

Their son was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist HEB Hospital, McKinney said. Surveillance video captured footage of the crash, according to our media partners at WFAA.

A Hurst police officer suffered minor injuries and was taken to HEB Hospital for evaluation. The driver of the vehicle that crashed into the house, Arnulfo Castro, 40, of Hurst, told officers that his brakes were not working and he lost control of the vehicle.

The vehicle hit a gas line and caused an explosion, McKinney said. Castro did not report any injuries, McKinney said.

Castro was in police custody for not having a valid driver’s license, McKinney said.

There were reports of the sound of an explosion just before the house burst into flames.

Hurst firefighters are at the scene of a fire in the 400 block of Myrtle Drive. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion. More details to come.

The vehicle left the roadway and went into a residence in the 400 block of Myrtle Drive Saturday afternoon, McKinney said.

Firefighters and police were at the scene at 2 p.m. putting out the fire and managing traffic in the area.

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

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