FORTWORTH - Fort Worth police are investigating a fatal accident that left one dead Friday afternoon after a car sailed into a nursing home.
Police spokesman Ofc. David Segura said the driver of a white Pontiac Firebird lost control of the vehicle that veered off White Settlement Road. According to Segura, the Pontiac hit a utility pole and fence before going airborne and smashing into a rock wall in front of the Fireside Lodge Health Care Center.
The crash left a pile of twisted metal sitting atop a rock wall outside the nursing home. Debris was scattered across the entrance. The wreck was so violent that the Firebird wasn't recognizable.
"I came out to leave and I heard a loud bang," said nursing home employee Kisa Taylor, who was walking to her car when she saw the horrific accident. "I turned around and I saw this car flying and the tire coming off."
The vehicle crashed into a rockwall that supports an overhang at the nursing home entrance. The driver was ejected from the car, Segura said. Her body was found a few feet away. Taylor said a second car drove away from the scene.
"He just kept going," she said. "They didn't stop. They didn't stop to see if anybody was OK or nothing. They just kept going."
Police have not identified the driver. No patients were injured.