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SUV slams into suburban Dallas home, explodes; 5 hurt

Posted: 4:28 AM, Apr 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-19 08:28:31Z

HURST, Texas (AP) — Five people — including two police officers — were injured after an SUV crashed into a home in a Dallas suburb, hit a natural gas line and exploded.

Authorities say one of two police officers responding to the crash April 7 was approaching the home in Hurst when it blew up. One of the officers was treated at the scene and the other was examined at a hospital.

Dashcam video of the explosion was released April 18.

 

Police rescued a couple inside the home and their adult son. A relative says 61-year-old Dixie Bridges is hospitalized with burns.

The driver of the car, 40-year-old Arnulfo Castro, has been arrested for driving without a license. Hurst city spokeswoman Kara McKinney says he told investigators he lost control of his vehicle after the brakes failed.